Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rose & Rose

Rose Again

I have been trying to get focused and work on one thing at a time.   This week I painted the same rose from 2 different angles and two different backgrounds.   While I still am not completely happy with the outcome I am happy with the process.   I found myself learning more about what not to do that what to do.    Sometimes making mistakes is the best way to learn!

6" x 6   Oil on Panel

Monday, March 12, 2012

Pink Rose

The Daily Painters Project (DPP) will be part of the San Dieguito Art Guild's Mother's Day Artist Studio Tour this year.    This still life is the perfect Mother's Day gift - a rose that will last and last.

Pink Rose 6" x 6" Oil on Board

Friday, March 9, 2012

Clipped Freesias

This painting is in a higher key than I normally paint but reflects the colors in my world this week which has been blue skies and sunshine.   It is telling us to get ready and don't forget to spring forward this Saturday night!

ps the lighting for this set up was coming from all directions .... thus creating this floating effect.   I attemped to "correct it" but decided my failed attempts meant to leave it be - spring has sprung!

8" x 8" Clipped Freesias Oil on Board

Monday, March 5, 2012

Beignet Break

If you have ever been to Cafe du Monde in New Orleans you'll recognize the distinctive white and green hat this woman is wearing.  This brings back memories of good times!

8 x 8" Oil on Panel