Here's another acrylic painting!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
I started painting with acrylics again! This started with an underpainting and then I added the image on top. It's much better in real life - you get to see all the colors coming thru. I matted and placed in my bin at the MAA Wheaton Gallery. So I started a few more and will show those next time.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
These are asiatic lilies. They have a wonderful smell and last farely long. A new day brings an open bud. But watch out for those stamens. It will stain everything including your fingers and fabric. I usually pull them off before that happens. I like the light and shadow in this painting.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Tulips, Oil, 9 x 12"
More flowers! After a few days tulips in a vase tend to sag and droop. I like that, makes them less formal. As you're painting them they can change too. The bud gradually opens and before you know it your still life has completely taken on a new look. I guess I can't call it a still life!
Friday, October 14, 2011
I love flowers! I try to have a fresh bouquet in our kitchen all the time. It brightens my day and helps when I need something to paint. Carnations last a long time. I usually start with a large bouquet in a large vase and as they die off I cut the stems and place in smaller containers. Centuries ago flowers had meanings and were picked to convey a message. White carnations mean remembrance. check out the meaning of flowers, www.aboutflowers.com/flower-a-plant-information-and-photos/meanings-of-flowers.html.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Here's another one-DPW challenge. There are certain brushes that I use all the time. They feel comfortable and make the paint go on smoothly. These are not them because I was using my favorites.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Donuts!! Love the smell in Krispy Kreme. I'm tempted every time I drive by and see their neon sign lit up announcing a fresh batch. I love painting desserts cuz I get to eat it after I'm done.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
This is another Daily Paint Works challenge-to paint anything stacked. It was definitely a challenge to paint an all white object. I'm practicing more all white paintings. So you'll see more posts.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
I was given a 8" plain wooden box to paint for the Artists' Gallery 10th Annual Box Show & Silent Auction. So this is the finished product. I made a lid so it would be functional and I could create the open box effect for the trompe l'oeil. I chose the air, water, earth, and fire elements theme and picked inanimate objects. The closing reception is March 26, 5-8 PM. So if you are near Frederick, Maryland, stop by and see a great show!
Friday, February 25, 2011
5 x 5"
I took reference photos of hens and this wonderful rooster at the Inn at Little Washington. The chicken coop is like no other. Very charming, with a victorian style. The fence surround was just as unique.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
This is a Daily Paintworks Challenge. The challenge was to paint a 3 x 3 section in 10 minutes and paint four of anything. So I chose an onion. It's a great exercise to help paint faster and looser.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
6 x 6"
I'm into painting reflective surfaces now. Challenging to say the least. I try to look at it in an abstract way so I don't get too overwhelmed when I start. I started painting glass this way and now I love to paint glass.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
12" x 12"
Everyone should have knock-out roses in their garden or in front of their houses. They are so easy to take care of or not take care of. They continually bloom and last all summer to early fall.
I had fun with this painting. I seemed to knock it right out. (Ha-Ha) I got the values right and I love the glass jar. This and 9 other paintings are hanging at the Barnes & Noble Cafe in Washingtonian Center, Gaithersburg, MD till mid-February.