Thursday, February 28, 2013

Winter Reflections

I am trying a new, softer light (Chromalux A21) in my shadowbox this week.  It is supposed to provide a natural, balanced light.  This was my first session with it, but I really loved the reflections it created on this little silver bowl.  

There are still a few huge drifts in the yard, but most of Monday's snow has melted.  I'm looking forward to a long walk in the sunshine.  Rodeo may have to dodge a few mud puddles, but it will be worth it.  I hope you're having a great week!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Basket of Apples (After Cezanne)

Two very sweet and talented painters, Karen d'Angeac Mihm and Azra Iqbal, have started a new blog entitled Painting from the Masters.  As the title suggests, the blog is dedicated to the study of the fine art masters.  Each month, they will select a painting for us to explore via paint.  Cezanne's "La corbeille de pommes" was chosen for February.  This was my first attempt at copying a master painting, and I barely squeezed it in under the wire.  I have to say, though.  It was so much fun!  And interesting to read more about Cezanne.  I am looking forward to March!  If you would like to join us, please do!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Bathing Woman Challenge

This is my entry for this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge. Carol supplied a wonderful reference photograph for everyone, and there are a lot of great entries.  I would like to try painting this again on a larger canvas. It was a really fun challenge.

In other news, a beautiful snow fell overnight. I love this time of year. And Rodeo, too. We had a great walk this morning through the snowflakes.  I hope you're all having a wonderful week!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Tea and Sunflowers

The sunflowers were purchased at the grocery store and have brightened the past few chilly days.  We've finally gotten a little snow in Texas and are so thankful.  I am hoping for more before winter's end.

I hope you're having a great weekend.  Stay warm!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine's Eve

I hope you have a wonderful holiday tomorrow.  Happy Valentine's Day!