Friday, September 14, 2012

Maine Coon 3

Maine Coon 3 - 6 x 6 Oil on Canvas Panel

Back to a familiar subject: my cats.  Bonita appears more often in my daily paintings, because she is the most polite, and poses for me in one of her favorite sunny spots when I ask.  The other two... typical cats: uncooperative.  But I will keep trying, and they WILL appear... eventually :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

It's a Party!

It's A Party! - 6 x 6 Oil on Canvas
Here is my attempt at the latest DPW challenge: Water Balloons!  Carol, who posted the challenge, was right when she said contrast might be a problem!  I had trouble figuring out how to get the darker values in and still be happy with the color combination.  It was interesting though, seeing all of the very subtle colors and values in the balloons once I really started looking.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Black, White, and Bug Light

Black, White, and Bug Light - 6 x 6 Oil on Canvas Panel

You probably guessed it... another DPW Challenge: Lightbulb Challenge.  I rooted around in our lightbulb cupboard and found—behind the normal bulbs—a black light bulb!  Remember back in the day?!  I have no idea how long that's been back there.  What a novelty :)  The yellow bug light is old too.  I remember someone talking me into buying it, and I have never put it in our outdoor light to see if it actually works.  Maybe now I'll give it a try.