Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
One thing is certain, upon photographing your artwork, you really see where
to work next - not always obvious just looking at it on the easel. Right now, I see more
areas than I thought I would.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Working on faces right now. Here is one I finished of an artist/friend, Bev. Check out her work! After taking photos of my work, I always see something I need to work on just a bit more. See some things in this one, that need immediate attention, so you know where to find me now, back out to the studio!!
11" x 14" pastel on Canson
Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places I spend my life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you'd like to join me by posting a photo on Sunday of places you've been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on this post telling me where I can find you/your photo and I'll add a link to my sidebar so others can find you.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
If at first you don’t succeed, try - try again! This is number 4. I think it is a GO! I added the chair he was sitting in and it works better on that right side. I am thinking this great dark brown mat…11” x 14”. The artwork is done on velour paper. It’s funny how sometimes pastel is so forgiving. About 10 minutes before I stopped, it wasn’t coming out AT ALL!!! And now, it’s time for a break, because it finally came together. Will be working more on it but I am sighing with relief, that it has made the turn of what I consider “making it”. Does your artwork ever tickle you a little that way?
It's hard to be satisfied with commission work...it's so subjective!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
After having coffee with fellow artists in Downs, Ks. this morning, was back in the studio to further the large floral I am painting. I just finished the chrysanthemum petal ID…will be working on more of the light and shadow and subtle pinks and blues that appear in the petals. Working this large, one can sure use a lot of paint. Wish there was an artists’ supply store close by, I dread waiting over a week to get my order from art supply catalog places…guess I could plan ahead…but hey, I’m an artist.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Yesterday, I tinted an 18” x 24” canvasboard (large for me) with a red oxide and cad red mixed acrylic and then I sketched in the flowers with a dark and filled in areas of the darkest darks. Today, I started filling in the local color of each flower and area using a photo as reference.
I am painting this in oil. I continued carefully working to create that wonderful light that is coming into the arrangement from the left. As you can see there are tulips,
freesia oops, I think they are Peruvian lilies, roses, greenery and chrysanthemums (ha, I missed that word during a jr. high spelling bee once – second runner-up and I will never forget how to spell it!) Have a ways to go yet – the upper left half (minus the green stems and leaves) is coming along. It’s a good thing I stopped here, because I need to analyze the gray tones of about 3/4 of the chrysanthemum in the lower right. It is in shadow of the tulips and roses. Hope to keep posting the progress.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I think I will just sit here and watch you - while you watch your noon soap opera, mom.
Wait, I think I hear something!! Should I sound the alarm??
Oh, OK…maybe it’s just the breeze or the overhead fan.
I guess I will continue with what I do best.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
"Wolf Hybrid" - 9" x 12" oil on canvasboard
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Check back often this week, I am in "mega painting mode"!!!
Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places I spend my life "standing".
Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on.
The ground we tread on has its own stories to tell.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
He loves being able to run, but stays close. He's a great pointer. We never have had him in a hunting situation. Wouldn't want to.
He is a pretty insecure dude and very highstrung - comes with the breed.
A trainer once told us, "He's no Alpha!", but he is our special dog.
We love him anyway.