Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sunny Days!

I painted these sunflowers yesterday when the sky was cloudy but that's all it took to brighten up my day.  I used a transparent under layer then came over the top with opaque colors.   Keeping with Carol Mayne's theory of segregating warm and cool colors - see her book "What Color is the Light?" I was satisfied with the bright feeling the painting has.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Valentine Rose

My Valintine gave me this rose and it lasted long enough for me to paint it!

I was tempted to paint the baby's breathe and greenery but I resisted in able to focus on the flower.  Quiang Huang did a similar view on a rose bud which was my inspiration.    He is the master of roses!

Valentine Rose   6 x 6 " Oil on panel

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I don't think I will ever tire of painting sunflowers.   They seem to call out "join us in this day ... life is sunny, bright, light hearted and long lasting!"  Hopefully, this painting captures a little of that attitude.
Sunflowers 6" x 6" Oil on panel

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Morning Paper

This is my attempt at the "The Seated Figure Challenge" Posted by Dana Cooper on DPW Painting Challenge January 21, 2012. I started this painting - got distracted but came back to it today. Faces are difficult - even with just the slightest bit of information they are a challenge!