Sunday, January 30, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The wonderful thing about painting is that you can relive good memories, and this was a really good memory of a trip to France with my sister. In visiting Paris and Versailles, one is so awash in beauty it is almost overwhelming. Even the birds strike a pose, as you can see.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
I'm in a green and purple mood this week. This is a Spanish water bottle, not perfectly round, but I didn't want to stress that too much. It makes it look like I can't paint a round object. Other favorite things here are books and dark chocolate Kisses.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Thank goodness this little girl didn't venture too far into those big waves. The water was unusually deep blue that day, and not too inviting for swimmers, but spectacular in its beauty.
"What a such pleasure to find lover of Van Gogh's artwork ! Beautiful tribute to him!
Hope to see you to Auvers-sur-Oise ;-)
The Tourist office of Auvers"
Wouldn't it be fun to go to France and tour the places Van Gogh painted and lived?
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Yes, this is a copy. I painted it while studying the Impressionists. I have been sick all week and haven't painted, so I decided to post this one. It has been exhibited a lot, with my painting group's "Friends and Faux" exhibit, and in a mobile tour of schools in Volusia County called, coincidentally, the VanGo Exhibit. check out the tribute to Vincent on YouTube. It gets me every time. What a sad life. He never sold a single painting, yet he never stopped painting in his own unique way.
Monday, January 10, 2011
These orchids are on a metallic gold background. I find orchids hard to paint. Matching the colors is not easy, for one thing. I do love the way they have such fantastic blooms on the end of long skinny stems. They are also beautiful to me when they aren't staked up, but just hang gracefully.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
I've been working on a newsletter, and writing it is the easy part. I'm dealing with templates, html, lists, mail merge, etc. and my brain is tired. Who knew it was so complicated? If and when you see a subscription box for it on this blog, you'll know I finally got it done.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Qiang-Huang's workshop and finally finished it today. I love the names Carol Marine comes up with for her still lifes. She gives each object a personality and sometimes they are in the midst of an adventure.