Monday, July 26, 2010

Al fresco

This is a 5 x 7 painting I did last summer. I am
always amazed at how much depth one can get
in a small painting. I didn't have this one very long.
One of my students bought it who lives here and
knows this pretty place.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Maybe you'll laugh

This is what I did with two cat statues from
the studio. I wanted to shoot the angle that
the cats were sitting on the oriental carpet
in order to get the angle and therefore the
perspective of the carpet, the photo of the
carpet that is!
The lengths that artists will go to for our

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I couldn't resist-100 degrees here today

Right now, this would feel really good! Is there no
happy medium between 100 degree heat and
over 2 feet of snow?

Now and earlier in the process!

I thought you might like to see the
drawing that preceded the painting.
The painting is nearing completion,
but isn't there yet. Also, the photo
of the painting doesn't quite get the
entire shadow in, and it is definitely
there in reality!
You can see that I have changed the
background behind their heads. What
is actually there are the planks in a
deck and that just doesn't do it for me!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Cats painting in progress

This shot is slightly fuzzy, but I wanted to
show this stage of the painting before I
put in the shadow. I will glaze it after the
carpet details are in place. In the previous
post you can see the outline of the shadow.
In this shot you can barely see it, but I left
just enough so I could put it in without having
to do it over again and so I could see where what
flowers and design parts fall in the shadow area.