Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Strong Wind

Back to the pears. I need to bring some paintings in for our gallery exhibit change coming up. I am hoping to have a series of pears done, and ready for hanging by the 11th. Time seems to be flying by. Yikes!
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Just Starting

This is the beginning of a landscape painting that I did in last week's painting class. Actually. my first attempt at landscape painting. Carol Tarzier is so inspiring, a brilliant teacher, and wonderful artist. I have enjoyed her so much already. Carol recommended using an apricot color for the ground, and purple to make the preliminary drawing. Those two colors are just beautiful together! Stay tuned for more updates on this W.I.P.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Still in Line

One more on the edge painting. I can't seem to get enough of this composition. It is still fun, and I still have more ideas. I'll keep moving onward and we'll see where we go with all of this. Stay tuned for more.
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Monday, September 21, 2009

Color Wheels

These color wheels were done for the first assignment for Carol Tarzier's class. It seems like I have done many, many color wheels in the past. I am always amazed at how many colors can be made from just three colors. The top color wheel uses, cad. lemon yellow, alizarin crimson, and pthalo blue. The bottom one uses, cad. yellow, cad red, and ultramarine blue. The photo does not show an exact duplication of the colors, but you can get an idea. No matter how many times I have done this exercise, it's always fun, and I'm reminded of how many colors are just out there waiting to be used.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Still Friendly

More cherries, and more words of wisdom from Pam's blog. Pam mentioned that Quang Ho advised artists to make a decision, that no decision is wrong, only that it is wrong not to make a decision. I love that! It is useful advice for painting, and for life!
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Very Friendly

I just finished reading Pam Holnback's newest post on her blog. She has done a great job sharing ideas from "The Weekend with the Masters" in Colorado Springs. It makes me wish that I was there. One of the ideas that she shared today, was Skip Whitcomb's quote, "simplicity is power". The more information you include in a painting the weaker the statement. I just love that idea. Again, if you have not seen Pam's blog, please go take a look, She has generously shared all kinds of ideas from her "Weekend with the Masters"
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Five and an Eighth

We just returned from Santa Fe, where I always get so inspired with all of the art everywhere. I ended up finishing several small paintings each day. I will try to keep the momentum going! Last night, after arriving home from the airport, I read Pam Holnback's blog about a workshop that she attended in Colorado. Quang Ho was one of the speakers with ideas for painters, also very inspiring. I can immediately see ways to improve this painting, just from reading her post about Quang Ho's presentation. To read about his inspiring ideas, visit Pam's wonderful blog at
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Way Up There

One more of the same composition. This is still a fun challenge for me. I'll forge ahead with more of the same, and we'll see how it goes!
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

More of the Edge

I'm still working on the same composition, with more tomatoes. I am also still trying to create a looser, less structured look. This is something that I need to work on. More of this to come.
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