Saturday, December 16, 2017

Most Viewed 2017

 These are some of my most viewed images from 2017.
 Thanks to everyone for a great year.  

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wedding Shoes

My son is getting married and this is a painting of the black patent leather shoes I purchased for the wedding. My dress is a lace sheath dress in charcoal with an illusion neck. It's very pretty and such an exciting time!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bag on Paper

I've been asked why paint a paper bag, it's not colorful like your other paintings? My answer was that I could see the finished painting even before I began. I'm thrilled when that happens because that's half the work already done for me. This happens when I'm painting a lot. This painting was both interesting and a fun challenge because of the minimal palette.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Painting Lessons make the Perfect Gift


Adults can learn the basics of oil painting. 
 In six lessons you'll learn about:
  • Studio set up and painting equipment such as surfaces and brushes
  • Color temperature or how colors lean – warm/cool and how to use this information to name and mix your colors
  • Color intensity – saturated/dull and how to use complementary colors
  • Color value – all colors have an intrinsic lightness or darkness right out of the tube
  • How to compose a painting 
  • Brushwork 
  • Drawing techniques
  • Framing 
  • Reading references
To learn more, click on Thumbtack or the orange button at the right this post.