Monday, May 31, 2010

Internal Error???

I have been having a time with does not want to upload my photos, I have had an internal error since the last time I posted! Maybe this one will work....fingers crossed! Nope! Be back when I can figure out the error message.......Anybody out there know how to fix this issue??

Thursday, May 27, 2010

"Red Bunch"

Grapes was the concept of study.......this is the first one.......funky and contemporary in style......It was interesting how the background reflected into the grapes........amazing what you can see when you start to really look! (I think I was supposed to be squinting.) I heard that from more than one teacher! They ALL say it!

Saturday, May 22, 2010


This is a little different for me.......I painted this from a photo taken on a summer trip to Aspen. Beautiful sights were everywhere! Thankfully I had my camera along!

"Still Going Downhill"

Today I am posting a new picture of "Balancing Act". I did change the cast shadow to try to correct the tipping.....It is better, I think, but it is still going downhill. Now I remember why is is good to place a little something in front of an ellipse.......a leaf, a flower petal or a grape?Camouflage is an ellipse correcting technique! Next time!

Monday, May 17, 2010

"Balancing Act"

This is a cute little copper pot that I have had for quite some time. I thought this flower color complimented it nicely...Flower petals can be so tricky! I have had some good days of painting, and some days of good "wipe offs". I learn as much or more from the ones I wipe! Okay, I see that I need to straighten up the pot......going decidedly downhill! Rats! Will re-post after I try to fix it.....Fixing is fun!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Today's painting is part 3 of "painting with my friends". In this painting I love the way the stem shadow defines the shape of the pear it is resting on! What a cool way to emphasize form!