Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dogwood for Derby

It's Kentucky Derby week in Louisville. The festivities have been building for weeks. This year even the dogwoods have participated!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Shape of things to come...

The Taylor Gold pears are in now and they are scrumptious. Fruit like ice cream in a brown wrapper. Next I will work on a landscape and see if I can get the shapes of trees and fields as round as the still lifes I've posted recently.

Friday, April 24, 2009

5 On the Vine #5

Tomatoes are so much fun to paint. You can concentrate on the color because the shape - round- is so delightfully easy.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

#4 Complements

Today I put complements together - purple and yellow.

L'Orange, The Shy Pepper #3

It may be time to go back to more round fruits/veg's with a few less planes. Still trying to learn how to impart value in the color, you know, how to make orange dark. Add its complement? Shall I go back to monochrome? Here is a shy pepper, turned away with stem peeking.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It's About Time! #2

I can honestly say I am happy with this painting. Not that it is a great painting but it is expressive and that is where the joy lies. I limited myself timewise which is a good thing because I had to constantly make decisions about what was important.

Daily Painting #1

Yesterday I was inspired by one of the 'daily painters' to begin this work of painting daily a small work. I am told that it is very instructional. Patience and regular effort will I hope bring results. I struggled with this and am not 'happy ' with the results but I do sense that if I keep it up I will get better, er 'happier.'

Natural Light

I think we all look better in natural light, including this picture. I'm learning the issues of posting the pics I take.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Painting Among Friends

Here is the fruit of Friday's brush.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Painting with Friends

A local painter and dear lady offers a studio class that I enjoy very much. It is so nice to have a live model and paint with others present. She arranges all that and we four participants pay a small amount for the model. We don't talk much - but enough- because painting and a little music for background is so lovely.

Here is the fruit of two sessions - quick and unfinished but I am happy with it because it was pure pleasure to do.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

In the land of the living

Leaving Gethsemani several Sundays ago, I turned to this lovely view. One of the readings that morning came to mind as I sketched the scene. "In the land of the living" is the title of this one showing the lovely knobs around the monastery and the road leading home. Spring was in the air but had not shown itself. It was still hiding in those blue hills.