Saturday, April 25, 2020

Line Up

Line Up - 6 x 6 Oil on Gessobord
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I've been digging back into my stash of makeup, and love the colors of these three polishes.  It's a straight-forward composition, but this one is more about the vibrant colors, and I think they stand on their own!

Friday, April 17, 2020

Cloud Study

Cloud Study - 5 x 7 Oil on Gessobord
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I have been wanting to paint clouds for a long time, but for one reason or another I never really did.  I have done suggestions of clouds – like just a swish of paint – but nothing substantial.  So I found this photo of a sunset at sea and gave it a shot.  It is very simple, but I think turned out ok for my first real attempt.  I will be glad to get outside and attempt it from life... soon!

Friday, April 10, 2020

Nature Center Welcome Committee

Nature Center Welcome Committee - 6 x 6 Oil on Gessobord
On one of our many visits to the nature center at Kensington Metropark in Milford, Michigan, we encountered this little guy.  He (or she) was sitting on a railing that bordered the entrance to the walking trails, and just sat there as I got closer and closer.  I got right up to a within a few feet of him and that enabled me to get a great shot with my iPhone.  Later I realized that the reason the animals there are so friendly is because so many of the visitors feed them (even though we're not supposed to!)  Anyway, it's a great place to get wildlife photos!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea - 6 x 6 Oil on Gessobord
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I feel like I'm all over the board style-wise with my recent small paintings, but I guess I'm still growing and trying to find my true style.  For this one I again had a number of challenges for myself: working with 'whites', color temperature and getting accurate values, which I frequently seem to struggle with. I also played with the palette knife in a few select areas.  And the ellipses are ALWAYS a challenge!  Going to break out that value scale and keep on painting!

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Light a Candle

Light a Candle - 6 x 6 Oil on Gessobord
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This painting was also a little different for me.  It was filled with challenges!  First of all the ellipses, so many!  Definitely the hardest challenge for me.  But good practice.  Then there's the high-key color scheme, and the glass.  And of course the flame.  Getting a flame to look bright on a high-key painting...  whew!  It was a good exercise.

Just thinking about all of the people who have not survived Covid-19, and the ones who are sick and afraid.  They're all in my prayers.