Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Starting Line-up

I had such fun with this painting, but the photographing of it, well, not so much.  Please forgive the glare. As I work from a very limited palette already, the glazing process was very simple.  I only used ultramarine blue and alizarin crimson.

I've been organizing my office/studio today.  The beautiful weather has me in the mood for Spring cleaning.  So, I had better get busy again!

I hope you're all having a great week!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Afternoon Shadows

Hi there!  It feels like forever since I've posted.  Thunderstorms knocked out our Internet service for several days.  We needed the rain, however, so it was well worth any inconvenience.  Overnight, it seems, everything has turned green and is in bloom.  Ah, springtime!

I've been using my kitchen table for my still life set-ups lately.  Natural light streams in the southern exposure and creates the most incredible reflections on the wooden table.  My paintings do not do them justice, but it has been fun to paint them anyway.  This painting is from yesterday, and the lemon painting below is a larger work in progress.

Working on a larger canvas (12x16), I did a burnt sienna under-painting, and after that dried, I laid down local color.  After that dries completely, I'm going to experiment with glazing.

Well, that's all for me.  I apologize for the long post, but I've missed you all!  I hope you're having a great weekend!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Strawberries, Sunflowers and Sunshine

Busy week.  BEAUTIFUL weather.  And I am finally adjusting to the time change.  Yay!  I hope you're  all having a great Friday!


Friday, March 9, 2012

Split Rock, Wyoming

Split Rock is a natural landmark on the historic Oregon Trail.  It can be seen as a cleft in the top of the Rattlesnake Range.

Thank you for your comments yesterday.  I always appreciate your insight, but when painting out of my comfort zone, your input is especially important.  I've been having issues with the new comment boxes lately, and I haven't been able to comment/respond as I would like.  So, I've switched to a new laptop and browser.  Hopefully, all issues have been resolved.  (Crossing my fingers!)

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Heart Mountain

This painting, Heart Mountain, is from a photograph taken on our trip to Wyoming.  Heart Mountain is located just north of Cody in the Bighorn Basin.  Although it has been sleeting here today, warm weather is quickly approaching.   I am hoping to spend many pretty days painting outdoors.  Having only painted a handful of landscapes, I thought our Wyoming photos would be good practice for me in preparation for plein air painting.  And I would enjoy them as a small series, too.  I welcome any critiques/suggestions you may have for me.

Also, I am working on a new surface today.  I've noticed that so many of you seem to prefer working on the Ampersand panels, so I ordered a few to try myself.  I think that I will really like the smooth surface, so I am excited!