Thursday, April 30, 2009

Here I go again...

This is the line art for my next painting. I never thought much about painting flowers but here I go again. I have painted some portraits and a few still lifes, which I love to paint, but I seem to be on a roll with the flowers.

This is on a quarter sheet of 140lb. Arches watercolor paper which is what I use most of the time.

I still have to adjust the petals in a few places. In the main photo I am working from it is difficult to tell exactly how some of the petals curl, so I am studying several photos to determine some of those correct shapes.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Art Contest ~ Check It Out!

http://www.freep.com/article/20090424/ENT05/904240302

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gettin' There

A quick update on the peony progress!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Spring Beauty

I LOVE SPRING! Apparently I also love pink flowers.
The original of this painting has a brick wall as a background which I have never been happy with so I took it in to Photoshop and removed it. I am considering doing this as a full sheet at some point after the peony.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

"Fiesta Chilies"

When I started "Fiesta Chilies" I was intimidated by where to begin and which "red" to use first! It is one of my favorite paintings and the third in a series of Chilies.
My studio space is on the top level of my house and my computer is on the bottom level, two flights down, so I haven't posted or painted much.
I have been sidelined this week with tendonitis in my right foot.
It has been bothering me since January but I tried to take care of it on my own, which didn't work. On Monday I saw my podiatrist and he gave me a shot of cortisone. By Monday night I couldn't walk. Tuesday was quite a bit better and now I am wearing regular shoes! For the last two months Crocs have been my friend.
I will have an update on the peony next week. Have a great weekend!