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!
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?
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.
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.
I do like the way this one turned out. As you know they don't usually turn out to be "keepers". Or maybe you don't know because the ones that don't turn out well never get posted! I am just sneaky that way.
There are so few flowers in my garden that I feel I must paint the ones I have. In this painting I tried to paint the different values of the iris color trying not to paint every detail. I feel that I am still learning to paint. Thank you for watching my art.
This is an experiment in color. Continuing my bicycle series which as it turns out is a humbling experience. I am not sure this is working but I am posting my efforts anyway. The opposite color of cad yellow is ultramarine violet. Oh well, I will try again tomorrow. Thank you for following my art.
Today's experiment started with painting in a dark background in the shape of the image then painting only the things that were in the light. I had to put in a lighter background where the dress was in shadow so it would show up. It was fun to do. I think it is good to approach it differently sometimes and break away from the way I usually approach a painting. Of course it doesn't always work out but making the effort is always a learning experience. One way or the other you learn something.
I started this series of small (6” x 6”, 6” x 8”, 5” x 7”) paintings in May 2009 as a daily practice and discipline in order to liberate my work by painting from life in a restricted amount of time. In carefully considering placement, shape and color, I strive to find the essence and beauty of common objects in a fast-paced world that is dominated by electronic gadgets and digital images. It is my hope that people will stop, look and see the dignity and soul of things that are often taken for granted.
Composition and lighting are key elements in the creative design process, allowing me to create a lively and often humorous narrative.