As far as collage goes, this should hold me for a while. I'm going to use some squishy, expensive oil paint now.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Anyway, this little cardinal just puts me in a Spring Fever kind of mood, which caused me to dash outside and do yard work.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Sargent said a portrait is "a painting with something wrong with the mouth." I think he should have said "something wrong with the eyes," because I alternately looked startled, Asian, shifty, out of focus, and crosseyed. And artists are supposed to squint to get the values right; just try to paint yourself while squinting. That would be a pretty funny self-portrait.
This portrait is for the Brevard Artists' Guild show in April. If you are an artist in Brevard County and have not checked out the Guild, please do so. It is a wonderful place for artists to come together and work.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
I love books, so I don't know why I don't paint them more often. They are good still life subjects. The apple and strawberry are all snuggled up, aren't they?
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I painted one yesterday that was a "scraper." I don't often scrape a painting away, but the one yesterday deserved it. A large part of a still life painting is the actual setup, and I should have known the pot was too bright yellow and the spotlight too far away. The irises were beautiful, but they got scraped too. Darn yellow pot.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Qiang Huang's workshop in Melbourne, Florida. Qiang is an incredible teacher, and he generously shares a vast amount of information in three days. His demos are magical. He is also great company, and we will make sure to get on his schedule (which is booked two years out) for another enjoyable learning experience!
|Qiang's Painting Demo|
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012