The background on this painting is more of a cool brown than black. I hope it looks correct on your monitor, but if not, I wanted to mention the difference. Daily Paintworks has an alternate image feature now, and I think it will be great for adding detail shots.
We have a very special wedding to attend this weekend, so this may be my last post for a few days. I hope you have a great weekend, and I will see you next week.
I've always loved the poem "September Midnight" by Sara Teasdale. She very eloquently describes the sounds of Indian Summer evenings. For some reason, painting this pear brought the poem to mind. The late afternoon light is so pretty this time of year. Impossible for me to truly capture, but so pleasant to try.
It is really windy here today, so this is not the best photograph. I will try to replace it with a better one later this week. My sweet friend, MaryJane, gave me this vintage dachshund figurine, and I thought it would make a fun study. Dachsies, even porcelain ones, make my heart smile.
Well, the first week of the 30-in-30 challenge flew by. This is going to be a busy week for me, but I will try to post as much as possible. With a little luck, hopefully, I will end up with 7 more paintings. Thank you for your very sweet comments and for your patience with all of these extra posts. I appreciate it.
I hope your week is off to a wonderful beginning! Happy Monday!
This is my entry for day three of the 30-in-30 challenge. Leslie suggested we pick a theme for our 30 paintings. When I sit down to paint, my main focus is always portraying the play of light. The objects and composition never matter much to me. The light is my inspiration. In the past year or so, I've been drawn to the quietness of it. This little pear has that twilight feel for me.
I hope you're having a wonderful day! Happy painting!
These are my entries for Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 Challenge. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I did not have internet access yesterday, so I'm posting them both today. Check out all of the wonderful entries/artists here. It is such a fun challenge!
I hope your September is off to a great beginning!