Saturday, February 19, 2011

Early morning practice and WIP

Lately,before i go to work i have been painting for about 30 Min's.. Usually after work I am just to warn out to have any creative spark. sot the flowers were this weeks practice. I am drawn to the blue greens and pinks.
Today i started painting the mirror with flowers.... favorite things yet again. I am seriously trying to loosen up and hope to add only a bit more color and definition on this. Unfortunately my photography skills leave much to be desired.I've managed to cut off the right side of the painting. Perhaps i will re ~post when complete... happy painting.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


I couldn't decide on colors on this one,which is usually not my problem. I was also thinking that i needed a floor lamp but i was to far along in the painting when i decided so i had to settle for a lamp on the fireplace. I am finding interiors so much easier than flowers? Crazy.
I just noticed the crooked lampshade,now it is like home:)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Louis XVI and the flowers#2

I am going to play a bit more with this and see what happens. Maybe a few more defining lines. The most challenging thing about trying to paint in more of a loose fashion istrying to find the lost and found edges. What is it that defines the form? What should be left in what should be taken out? While i was painting this i was thinking of my friend Barb,when we painted together, I watched her paint and was impressed at how her eye directed her rather than the still life itself. hmmm.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Louis and the flowers

The post really should have been titled some of my favorite things.

I feel a series coming. A few more of these would be fun.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Fun with decorating and doing as i wish. Not sure how much i like the yellow against the blackish gray. Regardless, no risk taken here,it's just a painting!

Thursday, February 3, 2011


More sketches with a similar feel. Chairs with a heart and I rather like the chair with the door. I like the juxtapose between the painted and the simple unpainted door and frames.

Early morning sketch

I am a self proclaimed decorating junkie. I love magazines, blog sites, antiques and anything having to do with decorating,design gardening,and architecture. I like the idea of placing a lamp where it isn't suppose to be. In the painting the lamp is on the bench to make room for the flowers in front of a floor to ceiling window. I think i like that idea.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tulips in the snow

I am home today because of a blizzard, yes blizzard? We had a terrific storm last night in Michigan. Honestly i feel like i live in the arctic...brrrr. Tulips are on my mind, with all of the cold and snow. Looking out at my garden it's hard to believe life exists under all of the snow. But alas, in just a few short months Michigan will be enjoying another beautiful spring.

I am still trying to loosen up playing with lost and found edges while still keeping colors vibrant. It looks much easier than it is. Funny i always thought painting loose meant fast painting, now i think the opposite is true. One painting is wet in wet the other is not,both are 5x7.
Now let's see should i mix paint on the palette or on the paper hmmmm?