Monday, May 30, 2011

Getting Closer

8" x 10" original oil on linen panel

I have tried to paint this rose another dozen times (at least)! At this point I think I am getting I am putting it away for now. Back to roses on another day!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Flower Explosion

5" x 5" original oil on linen panel - SOLD
$95 unframed - $5.95 shipping

original flower (my perspective was slightly different)

This flower is amazingly beautiful (in real life). It is from a cactus and blooms for only 1 day!
My friend and painting buddy, has had a few blooms this spring, and we have been trying to figure out colors and temperatures each time it flowers. Basically it is vibrant fuchsia and warm, bright red...and I do mean bright! So, after a few unsuccessful tries and wipes, I decided to throw caution to the wind...and just go for it, placing in the darks, then the lights and reshaping the petals with the background....No, it doesn't look like a photo (which is not a bad thing), but I think it looks like a flower, and a pretty colorful one at that!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

More than 10 Minutes

6" x 6"
Original oil on canvas panel
$95 unframed - $5.95 shipping

More than 10 minutes, but less than 10 hours! This is the longer version of my last post! Tiny containers meet my "cuteness" requirement!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

10 minute study

8" x 6" oil on linen panel

On the last workshop day, we had a demonstration of a quick study, and then we got to try it! This time, no glass for me! A great exercise for getting the "big" picture and a way to practice being loose and not overworking a painting. I took a photo, so I am going to paint another one in more than 10 minutes..we can compare. I really like these 2, I am planning to make it SQUARE!!!! Imagine that!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Almost Canned

8" x 8" original oil on linen panel

The last glass painting of my workshop...This time, clear glass! This painting started out on a 10" x 8" panel...We decided that there was too much empty space on the right of the subject, so this one I did cut to 8" square...I think it works better, plus, I LOVE the square format!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Sunny Pair

12" x 12" original oil on linen panel

Day 2 and 3 of Elizabeth Robbins workshop, still working on glass....This time, no wipes! I am making progress!

Monday, May 16, 2011


10" x 8" original oil on canvas panel

This is the first painting that I started in my workshop with Elizabeth Robbins in Salt Lake City. It was my intention to learn how to paint glass...I spent about half the day wiping off the rose that was being held by the glass.....I brought it home "undone" and tried again, but wiped again....So, here is my glass waiting for something to hold....another student suggested that I cut the canvas to a square..(effectively omitting the rose)..That could work..but eventually, I will get a rose that works. Then I will repost!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Lady in Waiting - DPW Challenge

6" X 6" Original Oil on canvas panel

The minute I saw this challenge, I had to check it out to see if the girl was a friend of mine who lives in NYC.....This is one of my first "people in location" paintings....It was fun to try! As usual I had many questions to answer before I got started and a few still remain..but this week, I am off to study with my friend and teacher, Elizabeth Robbins....she can help me answer the tough ones! See you next week!