Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I hope you're having a relaxing Saturday! :)
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I'm off to paint for a little while. Quite possibly, the blurry vision may actually improve my ability. ;)
Have a great evening!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Well, I haven't been painting the past few days. Instead, I've been working on a drawing. Since it is a surprise for a friend, I don't want to post it on my blog. So, as to not leave you without anything to view on this artistic holiday -- Cezanne's birthday -- I've decided to post one of my drawings from 2010. It is a portrait of my niece's precious beagle.
I hope everyone is staying warm. Recently, I found myself staring longingly at the calendar and counting the days until spring (50.) And even more importantly, the fabulous Carol Marine's workshop in March (40!) I can hardly wait for both!
Have a great day everyone! :)
Monday, January 17, 2011
My apologies for the poor image quality today. In an attempt to add the highlights, I applied the paint too thickly, and the cream pitcher didn't scan well. Ah, technical difficulties.
I hope your week is off to a nice beginning! :)
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
I'm a victim of the 2011 cold and flu season, and let me just say, its not pretty. Let's just blame the cold meds for the heavy lines above, okay? Thanks.
I hope you are all safe. And well. And warm!
Have a great weekend! :)
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Today's painting is a portrait of Cochise. He is the beloved horse of a very sweet friend Cris Yost. I did an underpainting in a bright apricot shade. I'm hoping it reflects some of Cochise's natural coloring and the dappled sunlight, too.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Painted from a photograph taken last winter, this is a portrait of my little dachshund. Our weather is much the same today. Chilly -- 24 degrees -- with a light dusting of snow. Its not a great day for walking outdoors, but it is perfect for staying indoors to paint. :)
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Okay, on second thought, maybe it isn't very similar after all. ;)
I hope you're all having a relaxing Sunday! :)
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
My concentration appears to have been focused solely on the glass in this painting. The lemons just aren't very lemony. And I won't even go into the composition. Ahem. ;)
As I was posting this, I was reminded of the quotation by Flora Whittemore, "The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live." The great thing about choosing to paint daily is the creative freedom. The freedom to experiment, the freedom to make mistakes and the freedom to learn. I've had such fun with these glass exercises this week, and I'm truly enjoying this wonderful new "door." :)
Have a great day, everyone!
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Today's painting brought back one of my favorite childhood memories. Dad's hot lemonade. When we were kids, my dad would make this "special" drink for anyone with a cold or sore throat. It was a delightful concoction of fresh lemon juice and honey carefully heated and served in your favorite mug. The hot lemonade -- and all of Dad's spoiling -- were guaranteed to make you feel better. And they always did. :)
Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday!