Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Groove

The reference for this painting was a picture of a single vintage rose.As I began to draw it impulse took over and I decided to just splash on paint. Pink opera, perm rose, DS lemon yellow, Antwerp blue. When everything dried the painting developed.As I look at it now I realize the orange pastel,added at the end is too opaque and and that I need to adjust it. Initially, I was in the negative painting flow, always a challenge, since you have to see what isn't there, when I left the painting and came back to it ,I had a different perspective? The moral of the painting is stick with it or lose the groove.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone.

This is a cropped painting of sunflowers. I have yet to find the perfect crop but I'm working on it.
I am also including a photo of my son and my dearest friend who passed on this week,after a horrific struggle with Ovarian Cancer. Words can not express my sorrow. She will be missed,my irreplaceable,fun, beautiful,loving friend. You are forever in our hearts.

Sharon and Andy 09

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Bright and Cheery

As I was painting this i could hardly stand the color, tooooo bright,even for me. I toned it down with some ink and watercolor pencils. A quick, fun painting of make believe flowers? May help ward off the winter doldrums.

Friday, January 8, 2010

On my way.... sort of WIP?

I feel like it's been a long time since I've posted. No doubt that's because everything I've painted lately has ended up in the trash. This painting was on it's way, but when I gave it another look I realized that i liked the yellow green ,red and blue too. I'm thinking I have lost my rhythm, sort of like a writer's block?

I think this has possibilities,so on I go, happily into a weekend of painting.

Really I wanted to thank http:// for her inspiration to paint, she is posting a new painting everyday for the month of January.