Sunday, November 20, 2011

November fleeing...........

This has been a month of art housekeeping chores which does cut down on painting time, but I did get to put another coat on the white barn.  Now it has lots more depth and texture. That is a good thing.

Two weeks ago we painted in Putnam Plaza in downtown Petaluma.  I did the stairway up to Kentucy Street as I felt I needed instruction on doing stairs.  They came out just fine and I really needed little instruction.  I had them way too steep. When I corrected that, it all flowed just fine. This one and the others from class will be on display at the Thai restaurant that is in the Plaza for the holiday season.

Quite some time ago you saw this painting and it was green, so very green. I did not like it so it sat in the art closet, resting.
A few days ago I pulled it out and added another layer with color, lots of color (as long as it was not green) and look..........amazing, isn't it. Now you see  a happy place where someone left their trike. Just what I wanted.

November fleeing..........have a wonderful holiday..........

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Another barn

Today at the Dahlia Farm I worked on this old barn.  Just the drawing was a challenge for me. Another challenge.......what color of white?
It is 12 x 12 which I felt a good size for making a statement concerning the barn. I will do another taking into consideratioin some of the composition comments I received during the critique.
It was a fun class.

And I made revisions to the pumpkin............
Can you tell?

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

My weeks results.......

This is the upside down one after three visits. As I noted in my last post, the challenge was to put my reference photo upside down so that I would look at shapes and relationships, and not think, trike, trike. Hopefully the drawing is  correct. I think it is and then one week later I see something new.
 It will be fun to discuss composition at class tomorrow. My only thought, laughing away, was to crop the trike on three sides. Other than that, it landed where it was outside by the birdbath.

I took a painting of the trike to class last week with the drawing having several fatal flaws.  This is the painting redrawn and then repainted.  I left the rear of the trike as it was and squared everything else off of it. I also challenged myself to use fewer paint strokes.  That was difficult as I was painting over a painting but hopefully I left some areas with a mild abstract feeling...........

This little pumpkin will be posted on the Daily Paintworks challenge. Just paint a pumpkin.....that is all that was required. The one I chose was a mini that was very flat. Great Thanksgiving decoration?