Thursday, April 30, 2015

Still Life with Shallots

I painted these shallots on Tuesday, but I am late posting them. If you've seen my painting set-up, you know that I only paint with one No. 6 round brush. I think it is time to add a smaller brush for painting the roots of shallots. Oh, well, there is always next time, right? 

And just a note to thank you for your sweet comments. You keep me feeling inspired. My precious nieces were so fun to paint, and I appreciate your encouraging words. 

Happy painting!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Three Little 3-Year-Olds

Private Collection

I went way out of my comfort zone this week and painted from a photograph. It was so much fun, though, to paint these three sweet, little girls. My niece graciously permitted me the privilege of painting her daughters exploring on their first trip to the Texas coast. These tiny girls sure hold a big place in my heart.

How was your week? I hope it's been a great one. Happy painting!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sweet Couple

These little tomatoes have been fun to paint. And good practice. With saturated reds and oranges, getting the values right is always a bit of a struggle for me.

Have a great evening!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Still Life with Vintage Cheese Crate and Tomato

After a wonderful rain last night, it is a rather blustery, spring day here. The light isn't quite right for painting, so I've been cleaning and organizing. So, I thought I would post this painting from yesterday. I've wanted to paint this rickety, cheese crate for a while. The lettering is almost completely worn and weathered, but I think it may say "Kree-Me." I love all of the technology that we have today, but it would be nice to go back to a time when milk arrived at your door in thick, glass bottles, and cheese was packaged in a little wooden crates.

I hope your week is off to a great beginning!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Still Life with Amber Mallet Bottle and Baby Eggplant

In life, this little baby eggplant is just about the cutest thing ever. 

In other news, we enjoyed a wonderful Easter holiday. Lots of egg-hunting and family fun. I hope yours was wonderful, too.

Have a great evening!