Monday, September 21, 2015

The Cottage

I added a bush to the lower right of the painting.  
This helps draw the viewer into the painting.

This summer some artist friends and I went to The Clark Museum to see the Van Gogh exhibit. On our way home, we saw this little cottage by a gas station. I kept the shape, but took some liberties with the landscaping.  Below is my palette, lights for the sunshine and darks for shadows. I adapted this from Peggi Kroll Robert's Painting From Photos video.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Amber Bubble Glass and Lemon

I took yesterday off from painting except to work on the drawing for this painting. I needed to rest after Saturday's Stockade Villager's Art Show. It turned out to be a great day and the rain held off. I now consider it officially fall, with the summer shows behind me. So, it's back to work.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Stockade Villagers' Outdoor Art Show 2015

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Hope to see you there.
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Monday, September 7, 2015

Cigar Box Cat

It's always fun to do something different, especially on a holiday like Labor Day.  In effect it was fun. That's how I felt about this cat painting. I took my inspiration from the texture and colors of the cigar box. The image of the cat was from one of those free-to-use sites.

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Lucy Challenge Cont.

I previously posted paintings of Trudi's dog Lucy, see The Lucy Challenge.  When Trudi and I finished, we thought it would be fun to ask our Beckman Street artist friends to join in by either painting Lucy, their own pet or another animal.  Here's two more paintings.

I love Lucy by Michelle Winnie

 Xmas Ziggy by Carolyn Justice.  Her dog actually sat for her.

The fun continues.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Pitcher and Fruit

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I bought these vegetables at the farmer's market and then arranged them around the clear pitcher.  I started painting the objects seen inside the pitcher and worked outward trying to think only of color and value. It sounds simple, but it took a lot of tries.