Monday, February 28, 2011

face #5 4" x 4" oil

I liked this photo a lot with the sunglasses, headband and earring. I tried to paint it very loose and thin so the under painting would show through in some places.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Face # 3 4" x 4" oil

I liked doing the hair on this one and the orange highlight on the right side of her face.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

FAces #2 4" x 4" oil

This was a fun face to try, beautiful green eyes and a nice tilt to the head.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Yellow Rose 6" x 6" oil

This is my painting for Daily Paintworks challenge #3. . I didn't have any red roses, but I did have a beautiful bouquet of yellow ones on the kitchen table. I had just gotten them a few days ago to brighten things us and to ward off "cabin fever", prevalent in CNY and Siberia this time of year. Of course there is no sun to speak of today so the picture was taken inside, hence the glare. Oh well, next sunny day I'll retake it. But I must report that the snow is melting fast today and I can see the pavement on my driveway. Next will be green grass.....

Sunday, February 13, 2011

FAces #1 4" x 4" oil

I have decided to challenge myself and do 100 faces from random photographs from the internet or from photos I have taken. They will be done in a 4" x 4" format. I got the idea from Karin Jurick's recent 100 faces challenge. ttp:// I don't usually do people so this will be good for me. I must say working this small is very fun!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Glass Bird 6" x 6" oil

This was one of my mother's treasures, a lovely glass bird.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dollar Store Special 8" x 16" canvas paper

This is an exercise done for the challenge put out by Carol Marine on Daily Paintworks. Each painting of the tea cup was done in ten minutes. Fun but not easy. Check out the other entries.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Thinking of Spring 6" x 6" oil

Well, we are over our 120" bench mark for snow, or close to it here. We shovel just about everyday - it's a mandatory exercise program. I thought this nest with a little blue egg was a needed reminder that spring will be here before you know it. Now if I can just find a robin to pose for me.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Snuggled 9" x 12" oil

It's been snowing and sleeting and generally wintery around here. I thought even the vegetables looked like they were snuggling trying to keep warm.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Rainbow Salad 8" x 8" oil

Yellow beets, radishes and kumquats.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

New Guy in Town 8" x 8" oil

These onions were fun to paint with all the different dramatic colors. Simple shapes an lots of color.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pitcher #4 8" x 8" oil

Last try for awhile. I like all the reflected colors in the pitcher.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Stalking the Pitcher 8" x 8" oil

Ok back to the green GMO apples and the notorious pitcher. I like the top of the pitcher this time - the shape is right. But the handle is off, always something. But one thing I like is the dark background behind the pitcher and salmon colored ground. So I'm going to try it again...sorry if it's getting old.