Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sneaky Ladies 8" x 6" oil

These flowers always seem to spring up over night without any warning.   I think they should be called Sneaky Ladies.  They could be undercover agents except now we know they are there!  These are always a challenge because on one stem there can be many flowers.  This is only two stems and there are 10 blooms and two buds so tomorrow there will be 12!

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Friday, July 24, 2015

"Brewed Tea" 6" x 6" oil

I tried to be looser on this one.  Thought it would be a good idea to use the same items  but in a different layout.   Well, as you probably noticed, a spoon got in on the act. 

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

"A Pot of Tea" 6" x 6" oil

Thought I would dip myself into this pot of tea today.   I felt like I had never painted before!   How frustrating!   But I think I pulled it off in the end.  Now that I am looking at it I see that there is no signature.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

"K in bright light" 14" x 11" oil

This is my effort on Friday.   I must admit that I did paint on it today and lightened the shadow side a bit, used a light purple/blue hue on that side and kept the ruffles on the shirt sort of abstract.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

"Three white Hydrangeas" 8" x 8" oil

Using a copper cup added a new element to this set up.   I call them white hydrangeas but they are really very light green.   The glow that the copper makes in the shadow is fun.   The blue on the flowers is there because of the north light from the windows.  It adds a little something extra.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

"Green with a little Pink" 6" x 6" oil

This pink bloom is so large that all it can do is hang over the edge.   I had it propped up on top of the other three and it was so large and looked too silly.  

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

"Pink and Green Hydrangeas" 8" x 8" oil

The old hydrangea bush out front produced three blooms this year two were about 3" in diameter and the third one was 8"+ in diameter.   It is the largest bloomin bloom I have ever seen!   I painted the first painting with just the one bloom and I am not sure it translates well so I got a few of the light green ones from Trader Joe's.   I wanted to capture the warm pink/red glow in the center when it is lit.     My favorite part is the shadow it cast on the lower left, there are so many colors.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

"Lavaski in Blue" 18" x 14" oil

Here is my painting from Friday "Go Figure" session.  I was going to work on the background a little bit more today but I just have too many things to do so I am posting as is.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"What are you doing here?" 6in x 6in oil

"What are you doing here?"  Is that referring to the cherry or the fork?   Maybe both, maybe the fork is asking the cherry?  Maybe the cherry was there first.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

"Reading about Anatomy" 12in x 9in oil

Trying something new again!    This is a bold leap for me.    I am liking the effect.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

"Forks and a Cherry" 6in x 6in oil

  One of them just had to be different!   It looks like the fork is wearing a hat!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

"Six Forks" 6in x 6in oil

I got a bit carried away today with everything being even.    It is so hard to change what you have always done!   Making things even, making them match, making things line up...  everything tidy!
My dog hates it!    I am learning to relax.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"Forks 'n Spoons" 8in x 8in oil

Some of you may remember a series I did like this a while back.   I decided to do some more in preparation for a large outdoor fair I am going to be in. 

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Friday, June 19, 2015

"Little Red dress" 18in x 14 in oil

What were we thinking?   We had three lights sources on our model today.  It was an overcast day so the studio was just a little dark.   I turned on one track light overhead, then there was north light coming in on that same side then we turned on a soft 60 watt light for a reflected light on the darker side.  We have 5 people around one model so there is not much wiggle room.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

"Moroccan Slippers" 6in x 6in oil

Now for something completely different!   I saw these shoes hanging on a friend's wall and I said "Oh, you should paint those."  She brought them to me and said "You paint them." Well, I spent an hour setting it up.   I started with them hanging since I thought they looked so cool when I first saw them.   I tried it with all kinds of backgrounds, tried them alone and with other props, different lighting (changing bulbs in the lights) and finally gave up on that idea and decided to try them on a surface.   I imagined they were on the floor after being worn.  It looked too plain so I went outside and cut off some peony leaves and put that in front of the light so they cast shadows over the shoes.  So if you didn't know what went into this view would you think they were just sitting on the floor of the porch?

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"Two Peonies" 8in x 8in oil

These are the last of the Peonies.   They don't last long enough.   I am still working on making my brushstrokes looser.    There are so many petals on these flowers and I probably painted one tenth of them.   I am happy with the vase and reflection.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

"Three Peonies" 8in x 8in oil

 
I like the way this one turned out.   

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Monday, June 15, 2015

"Five Peonies" 8in x 8in oil

 I love the subtle color shifts on these peonies that I found at Trader Joe's.    Tonight I was almost ready to turn the lights out and fall asleep but I remembered that I had not posted this painting.  So now I am up way past my bedtime!

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Friday, June 12, 2015

"Banjo player" 16in x 12in oil

This girl is amazing!   She plays numerous instruments and takes courses in school that I cannot even spell PLUS she paints and she is only 14.   I tell you.... kids these days... are so amazing!

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

"A Tumble of Cherries" 6in x 6in oil

Now, these cherries are delicious!   I had to hurry and paint before eating them all!

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Friday, June 5, 2015

"Teal Dress" 11 in x 14 in oil

I really like the way this dress turned out on the painting.  This is my sketch for today's 3 hour effort.''

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Friday, May 29, 2015

"Red T" 18in x 15in oil painting

Kalin did a great job today modeling for our group.   

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

"Two cherries and a blue plate" 6in x 6in oil painting

I just love it when the two cherry stems are still attached to each other.   Makes me feel hopeful.  When I paint the set-up on a white cloth I tend to see color in the white so I thought I would paint that in today!
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

"One cherry, one bowl, one spoon" 6in x 6in oil painting

I am trying a more minimal approach with more brushwork and palette knife work.   It was fun just to concentrate on color value and brushstrokes.   Of course, composition is the #1 decision to be made.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

"In a white T" 10 in x 8 in oil painting

The play of warm and cool light on the model's face today was very inspiring.    Lavaski is a great model!    
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

"The Getaway" 6 in x 6 in oil painting

I believe I have said this before,  I love painting cherries!   They were trapped in the cup and then all of a sudden the cup tipped over and they all made their getaway!     Can't you just see them all rolling out and escaping?

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"Blue, Red and White" 8x8 in Oil painting

Thought I would try doing a red white and blue painting.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

"Blue Headband" 14x11 in oil painting

This is my attempt for this morning.   I love the challenge of painting from a model in a limited amount of time.    After everyone left, or rather after I had lunch, I wiped off the face and simplified it.  

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

"Red and White" 8x8 in oil painting

I love having the simplicity of using just red and white... well the white is not really white because there are other colors to make it come alive.   As you all know, cherries are one of my favorite things to paint.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

"Lilacs in a vase" 8x8 in Oil painting

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Having these lilacs in the house makes me want a lilac bush in my yard.  The flowers are small and when I took off my glasses to paint them all the pink ran together.  

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