A whole week without painting!
Due to holidays and travel, I was unable to get to the brushes last week. However, I briefly started this piece before Thanksgiving and am trying to get a little time here and there to work on it now. I am back to flowers and a little larger size for this one. I decided to post a tiny sample of the work-in-progress since it may take a while to complete.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I'm sending these little babies off on a journey...
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Moonlight Solitude, 8 x 10", acrylic on canvasboard , NFS
This painting is my entry for an online challenge. The idea was to create a painting with soft edges, limited palette, limited tonal ranges (a la Whistler's Noctures). Our palette was limited to white, greys, one yellow and one blue. I used titanium white, payne's grey, yellow ochre, cerulean blue.
I found the challenge very difficult - my work is usually all about color and contrast - but I felt like I learned a lot, so it was a good experience.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Visit from an Old Friend, 3 x 3", acrylic on canvas
An old friend visited me recently. Someone I haven't seen or spoken to in twenty years. She brought me flowers. I am so glad to have her back in my life again.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Picking up my brushes again after a ten year hiatus while my children were babies.
How I missed my art!
I'm starting out small - approachable, non-threatening.
I find myself awakening to color, to light, to new life, to hope.
It feels good to be back!