Saturday, February 18, 2017

Shy Rose

This week's Daily PaintWorks Challenge of 'chunking', i.e. simplifying values/tones and color, proved to be quite challenging. I like a challenge particularly when I feel as though there is something worthwhile to be gained from it. So here is a second go at it and I'm pretty happy with it. I was less happy with the first and that's why it is not posted here. It is up on DPW if you really must. Available here.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Too Late To Cook

Painting in mainly monochrome for DPW Black and White Challenge. Harder than it sounds but a good way to focus on values and form and how much color you can sneak in and still appear B/W. Available here.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Elementary Memories

I've been reconnecting with friends and sharing whatever memories we can summon up from our earliest school years. It has me wondering why we remember and forget the things we do. Available here and now.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tough Luck

Or, You Can't Always Get What You Want. Available from my gallery on DPW here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Foiled Kisses

This one was inspired by the Daily PaintWork's Foil Challenge. And a challenge it was! So fun. As I've mentioned, I do love painting shiny things and I'd never thought to attempt foil. The trick was to keep the contrast high and the edges sharp with little or no blending. I don't know about you but I'm delighted with it! Available here.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Mandarin, Long Stem

I've been meaning to paint this little bowl for quite a while. I've been happily busy taking care of my first grandbaby while his parents work in NYC. It's a long day with memories of being home alone all day with his mother and learning each others patterns and needs. The only real need I am missing is painting so I have returned to painting in the nighttime. Available here.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Crimson Pear, Sliced

The pears we received from Christmas are perfectly ripening now. They slice like butter. I like the cascade of circles here. Can you tell I stole a slice from between the small and larger one? It was delicious and I consider all part of understanding my subject thoroughly. Available here.