Thursday, February 23, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
I did this painting based on the theme "Reflections". A group of artists that I used to share studio space with locally have been meeting occasionally to talk about art. We thought a monthly painting challenge based on a changing theme would be a good way to try new subject matter and be a fun way to keep in touch. This is my first challenge painting.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I had to paint something other than hats, especially a black hat painted in shades of gray. So I went in the opposite direction and painted a rainbow of colors. But all is not what it seems. Today was a challenge. I began painting from life, as usual, but couldn't get the proportions or the values right. So, I took a photo and used it as a reference. I wish I could leave my conscious mind outside the door to my studio, then on days like today I'd be ok.
Friday, February 10, 2012
I recently rewatched Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. What a great romantic movie. This black hat reminded me of the hat she wore to her weekly visits with mobster Sally Tomato in Sing Sing Prison. So elegant and worn low. This large black straw hat has a black cloth bow and some beading. I knew I had to paint it in shades of gray and hoped it worked.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
Well, my large hat painting didn't work out. I have another 6 hats to paint that were graciously on loan until March from a local antique shop. I'll paint each hat on a little canvas, just suspended on a field of color. I feel so much happier that I gave up on my original idea. It was complicated and was giving me a stomach ache. Yikes! Hope you enjoy my little hats and who knows, maybe something will come of them.