Sunday, February 27, 2011

E1 Abstract - For Emily

3.13.11- Updated E1 Abstract. I've been messing with this since I last posted it and have done a few revisions to it, seeing something I didnt like and tweaking it. Mainly softening the distracting center ball, lines leading off and toning down whites which I liked at first, but distracting later. I've also deepened the colors and added more darks. Sorry for all the varying lighting issues, I wanted to take this in natural lighting but time was limited on catching the best light. Thanks for looking!

Items I traced on to paper


Got up early on Saturday to prepare food for my granddaughter Emily's 1st birthday. At least that's what I intended to do... Get up early, prepare food, get ready for party, and maybe start a painting. Uh, it went more like start painting, keep painting, oh crap, I gotta stop painting, and on and on because I couldn't tear myself away from painting this. Eventually I did force myself to go make the food and get ready and finally leave the house for the party!

So the title of this painting is "E1" abstract for my granddaughter "Emily 1st" birthday. It started out with simple things I found around my desk. Traced around the items and painted with Aliz Crimson, Aureolin, Burnt Sienna & Black (pthalo green+aliz crimson)

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Aloha Orchid

Aloha Orchid
15x22 (1/2 sheet)

Aloha! My sister-in-law Noreen, just came back from a 14 day cruise to Hawaii, Lucky girl! She has a zillion photo's to process but chose this lovely orchid for us to paint. I actually was surprised that Noreen brought this over because I thought she was coming over to finish up a Cala Lily painting we started at Birgit O'Conner's workshop a previous weekend (will be posting soon after I finish it!). I love surprises and this was fun to paint.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Giving my try at abstract


Giving a try at abstract, dont know what the heck I'm doing but having fun with it.
Have a Great Day!

Happy Ewe

Was searching through my pictures on my computer and found this delightful Ewe that I snapped in Avebury in England. It was a wonderful trip I hope to make again. Doesn't she look so cute smiling there!