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!


Azra said...

I'm so glad everything is up and running,I've missed your paintings.The strawberries are luminous and the bottle is beautiful with the highlights.The reflections are amazing too! The lemons are looking fabulous,can't wait for the finished piece!

Karen d'Angeac Mihm said...

Beautiful paintings Darla! The natural light definitely shows through and you did a great job with the cast shadows!

Darla McDowell said...

Thank you, girls! I appreciate your encouraging words! :)

Amanda Bilson said...

Beautiful painting. Love the background colours and the lemons are great. Excellent reflections too.

Darla McDowell said...

Thank you, Amanda. I appreciate your visiting my blog! :)