Friday, September 15, 2017

Home


 Home from my travels. Those of you who do facebook might have seen
my pictures of Valley Maggia in Ticino, Switzerland.
This is where my family originates and where
my dear friend from college lives.
We had a wonderful visit.
On returning to art class I kept it simple. Still life with three pots. Happy and colorful.

6 x 8

oil




This one is for Chris Lally. She graciously told me about photographing in full sun.
She was so right. A very even photo with no shiny spots.
Thanks Chris. See her blog here http://chrislally.blogspot.com/

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Tree with Shodow




Yesterday we painted at a local park.
This lonely tree stands on the side of a rocky hill.

It has always been a difficult one to capture with paint.
This is my best effort so far.

The very light area on the left is glare from the photo taking. 
I would appreciate any ideas on the best set-up 
for taking photos. I seem to bounce all over 
the studio and never am satisfied.

Tree with Shadow
8 x 8
oil


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tree By The Pond




Tree by the Pond

11 x 14


What a nice day at our local community park.

Yes, a tree again.

The light was hitting it just perfectly with the shadows creating a dark pattern that was very appealing to me. Placement on the canvas, how to crop were challenges that got resolved.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Windows







One day I did 6 x 6 inch small works.
The single window was first, getting warm.......
then the larger one followed.
Brush, palette knife, scraper and roller all used.

Another tree




Summer Tree

8 x 10

Catching up



 Here is my sketch from on old photo.
My very funny two aunties, long gone, not forgotten.









8 x 8
oil


Sunday, June 04, 2017

Family at Doran Park




11 x 14

oil


We have been studying figures in art class. Many, many rejects.
But.....this one is a keeper.
Such strong notan....

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Callas and more practice


 This was a warm up painting that ended up taking several hours.
Love the "calla" time of the year!
11 x 14
oil










More  practice on portraits.
This has too much noodling.
It needs to be simpler but I was just trying to get the main
planes of the face.
Bad hair day?

11 x 14
oil