I hope you're having a great Monday!
Monday, January 21, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I finished late today, but fortunately, there was still enough light to photograph my painting. And if I hurry, there will be plenty of time for a walk with Rodeo. I hope you have a relaxing evening. Stay warm!
Monday, January 14, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
I was trying to explain the method I use for drawing ellipses to a friend today, and it sounded so much more complicated than it is to draw. So, I'm attaching a couple of my preliminary sketches from today's painting.
Initially, I sketch the ellipse in as a rectangle, and then, I divide it both vertically and horizontally. Once you have it segmented, it is easy to draw the ellipse within the rectangle. The bottom portion should be the exact reverse of the top portion. And the left should be the reverse of the right.
With your OMS, you can remove the initial rectangle and refine the ellipse as you paint. I hope these rough sketches help to illustrate the idea. Carol Marine graciously shared this method with us at a workshop I attended several years ago. There are mathematical formulas available online that will help you accomplish the same thing, but this one is so much more simple. I don't know about you, but when I sit down to paint, math is the last thing I want to think about!
Have a great Saturday!
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
I am planning to begin a new series tomorrow. I've enjoyed painting the strawberries, though. They're so bright and cheerful. Perfect for gray, January days.
I'm off to enjoy a little football with my husband. Have a great Sunday!
Saturday, January 5, 2013
I finished late today. Whew! I may need to do a little more tweaking on this painting, but it is basically complete.
I hope your Saturday evening is a relaxing one!
Friday, January 4, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The sunshine is beckoning me now. It's time for a walk. Have a great day, everyone!
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Sunny and gorgeous here today. And the thermometer is inching slowly above freezing. It looks to be a great day for a long walk with Rodeo and putting away the last remnants of Christmas.
Have a wonderful day!
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Our new year has been chilly but beautiful. Today's sunshine melted the last drifts of our Christmas snow. As always, I'm a little melancholy to see the holidays go but happy to greet 2013. Wishing you a very blessed year ahead. Happy New Year!