July 12, 2017

Hand Painted...

Sometimes it's hard to know when to stop painting.  In this case, it was easy.  As soon as things started getting "dirty" and messy, I knew I was tired and it was definitely time to call it quits.

There are things I love about this piece and some I don't - that's oil painting - at least in my world.  What did I learn from this painting - that I have a lot to learn!  Perhaps I should have used a larger brush for the petals...remembering my light source -aaack always a problem for me!  I tried different techniques - palette knife for one...it's a process.  I love/hate it all!  If you paint, you get it...

July 11, 2017

Enough with the grapes already!

I'm growing weary of painting fruit - it makes me hungry!  I need practice on painting flowers...

There are no flowers...yet...give me another day!

July 6, 2017

Pear and Grapes...

I'm working hard to improve my brush technique without making a big mess...wet on wet is not easy.
Also, being loose with the strokes...more painterly, I hope!

July 2, 2017

Yellow Bird (2)

This small painting (12x12) is now complete.  I really like how she turned out...must talk to her about her posture, however.  Sit up straight girl!

July 1, 2017

Park It Here...

I love my "Yellow Bird" art doll so much, I decided to paint her sitting on a park bench.  (I've got more paint on myself than I have on the canvas.)  Calling it a day for now.  It's Saturday after all - date night on the beach - whoo hoo!

June 27, 2017

Orange and Grapes...

A small (8x10) still life...more to do, but I'm tired of standing.