Monday, April 16, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Well, I have 2 WIP's going right now. On my forum, www.paintingfriends.com, I put up a challenge to paint some of the gorgeous poppies that are blooming in my yard right now, and since I put the challenge up I need to paint it myself. I posted 2 photos of different poppies and combined the drawings into a quarter sheet. Added some unopened buds and a seed head and leaves to the composition. I'm especially having fun with the centers of these beauties. You are welcome to take a look at the challenge and join in if you'd like.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Since we had a going away party for one of our artists who's moving to Venice, Florida next week, I didn't get too far with my painting today. I did play with some colors for a dark background and tried to use a mix of all the colors I have going in the painting. Now I've got to do some tweaking here and there and I'll get more done tomorrow...at least that's what I'm telling myself. My first thoughts for this painting was to have an analogous palette and I'm trying to stay somewhat with that. Still haven't decided on a table top or table cloth, but there's plenty of room yet. I'll probably crop that left side in to run the bowl off the page so there won't be much in the way of tabletop decisions hopefully...and then...if I like what "happens" I may leave it as a full painting. We'll see what happens.