Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Come to the Party

One more for the sushi series. I was trying for a looser effect, by not going over the brush strokes . I think that this is something that I need to be more aware of. There's always something more to improve on! That's probably why painting is so much fun, it's a constant challenge!
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Saturday, February 21, 2009

In the Dark

Back on familiar ground. Apples are really comfortable to paint. As Carol Marine said in her blog, apples are her fall back subject. I can see her point. This painting was done at night, in the semi darkness. I'd like to try more of this. I sort of like the mysterious aspect. It's great to get back to posting. We've been in San Diego for the past few days and I've missed being home with the easel, paints, and our fabulous cat, Hercules! There's no place like home!

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Lots of Love, in Red

Happy Valentine's Day to all! Tomorrow is the big day! This is the same monoprint that was posted on Jan. 16th, only this time it is in red. Last Sunday the the magenta one, posted on 1/16, was shown in the local newspaper's "Arts and Entertainment" section to illustrate an announcement for the Valentine exhibit at the Lafayette Gallery. The exhibit is titled, "Objects of Affection". Please see the gallery website for more details. If you can, stop by before the exhibit closes on March 7th. In the meantime, have a wonderful February 14th, with the one you love!

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Out in the Cold Again

This is the same sushi from last week, that was stored in the freezer. It thawed out under the light as I painted it. I then put it back in the freezer for a future possible painting. I was surprised, it held up really well. It was fun to paint with all the cad. red. One more painting for the exhibit, "Food, Glorious Food".

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

One For You and One For Me

The upcoming exhibit for the Lafayette Gallery is, "Food, Glorious Food". I've been thinking of my favorite foods and what would be fun to paint. I love eating and painting fruit, but I am ready to paint something different. What do I like to eat that is not fruit? Sushi has been one of my long time favorite foods . So here we are, two shrimp rolls from Trader Joe's, bought especially for painting purposes!

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