Monday, March 24, 2014
|Faster!!/ oil on board / 4x4/ SOLD|
This weekend, I spent a day at a photography workshop sponsored by ASAP in Greenville in partnership with Canon. We photographed the birds at Sylvan Heights after learning new settings to try. The goals were to capture the light and the movement of the birds. ASAP is sponsoring a competition and will post photos from the class on their Facebook page if you are interested. I was trying for images that would make paintings, not necessarily great photos. It was a great day and hopefully, you will see some great paintings. I LOVE to paint birds!!
Thursday, March 20, 2014
|Kitchen Chicken/ oil on board/ 4 x 4/ SOLD|
I painted this on a black ground which you can see peeking around the edges. Leaving the black visible both sets off and flattens (which tends to somewhat abstract) the chicken.
The orange red of this little bird "called for" a for a complementary greyed-down green background. I think the beautiful spring weather is finally here!!
I called this "Kitchen Chicken" because it is the kind of chicken I want to have in my garden to supply eggs and organic fertilizer AND it would be a perfect little painting for a kitchen!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
|Little White Feet/ oil on board/ 5 x 7/ $ 100|
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
|Wipe Out Rabbit/ oil on board/ 5x5/ SOLD|
I have been carefully reading Richard Schmid's Alla Prima II book with my book reading buddy, Maria Bennett Hock. This week the chapter we read had a wonderful painting of rabbits in brown using a wiping away method. This painting was my inspiration (that and the nibbled tulips in the yard and the reappearance of my back yard rabbit).
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
|Tulip Study/ oil in board/ 5 x 7/ $100|
My student set up this composition and his painting seemed effortless, so I tried again and I like this one!!!