Friday, February 20, 2009

Still life

With the all of the difficulties in our country as of late it was great to have an opportunity to get together with old friends for the girls card club. Yes there is still life.... and so I am contemplating a painting from my pictures that I took before and after our evening of fun.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Painted valentine's eve after looking through magazines. This painting is inspired by Domino my new favorite design magazine.
It could be cleaned up a bit, just a study really. I am working on loosening up painting style. Evolving?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

wine and roses abstractions

I have been frustrated with my attempts to paint the wine and roses weigela bush. They are beautiful bushes with a reddish,blue green leaf. The flowers have proved to be difficult for me to draw or paint. My past post was also an attempt at painting the same flower. I chose a different color palette for this painting and while I liked the colors i had chosen the flowers were a mess. So this morning i took some water color pencils and began to play. I am thinking of splattering some cobalt turquoise to the outer sides of the painting.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The more I paint the less I know...

The more I paint the less I know.... I generally begin a painting with a simple drawing , I consider color ,composition , what I want the picture to be about and what can I learn from
the exercise. But as soon as my paint brush dips into the paint color takes over and everything
becomes less relevant.Seductive and mesmerizing color is my captor.