Sunday, September 27, 2020

69th Stockade Villagers' Outdoor Art Show 2020

 The Stockade Art Show this year was different. It wasn't advertised, but it turned out to be a beautiful day and well attended. Everyone who displayed and those who visited wore masks and socially distanced.  People were  happy just to be out. I was especially happy since I sold eight small paintings. I guess those people who came had intentions of buying art and many purchased work for the winter holidays. Thanks to all for a successful day!

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

My 100th drawing on Pinterest

 This is my 100th drawing I've posted on Pinterest. I started in February 2018 with a sketchy drawing of my neighbor's dog Dipper. What have I gotten out of this personal challenge: more confidence, much nicer drawing pencils and papers, and I hope, improved mark-making skills.

"The reality an artist has to express resides, as I now begin to understand, not in the superficial appearance of the subject but at a depth at which appearances matter little."
Marcel Proust

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Nectarines on White Oval Plate

I continue to use the idea of cool light and warm shadows in my paintings. My studio window faces east and the morning light is getting  stronger. Maybe it's the sun coming in at a direct angle
. So I decided, it's better to paint in the afternoon or by indoor lighting. I painted this over several days. The plate of nectarines was painted with natural light, and the rest was done with artificial light. 

Friday, September 4, 2020

Red Pepper II

Painting in east morning daylight. 
I love the warm and cool colors I get paintings in natural light.
This is the best of several images and most like my painting.