Date: February 29, 2012 8:42:25 PM ESTSubject: Fantasia GeraniumSource: Barbara Schilling Blog
Well, I am ready to jump in to the world of bloggers! I hope to grow and learn with my art by doing smaller studies. I will not be able to do a painting a day but I hope to be able to paint at least a couple times a week. I am really enjoying the freshness and looseness of these quicker studies.
So here I go...I hope you'll join me!
Date: March 3, 2012 1:59:17 PM ESTSubject: Yellow Roses 8.5x11.5 AvailableSource: Barbara Schilling Blog
I wanted to practice painting roses today. Roses have a transparency and luminescence that makes them appear to be lighted from within. I chose yellow roses because I felt that exaggerated that glow even more. I put them in the blue and white vase, I think the colors work well together. I feel the delicacy of the flowers and vase also compliment each other very well. To further enhance the glow of the flowers I decided to paint them under a warm light source.
Let me know what you think!
Date: March 4, 2012 1:07:00 PM ESTSubject: Teacup-RosesSource: Barbara Schilling Blog
Yesterday I painted these roses with a low key lighting...today I wanted to try high key. I think my whites became too warm and the overall painting would be better a bit cooler in temperature. I like how it turned out overall though.
Date: March 6, 2012 11:44:31 AM ESTSubject: Dare to Dream!Source: Barbara Schilling Blog
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Date: March 6, 2012 2:35:16 PM ESTSubject: Grandma's Vase o/c 7.5x11Source: Barbara Schilling Blog
These brave and glorious little roses gave me one last opportunity to paint them! Today I selected an antique vase, given to me by my Grandma. I wanted to keep the arrangement simple so that the flowers and vase didn't have to compete with other elements in the painting.
Date: March 11, 2012 12:52:01 PM EDTSubject: The Jam JarSource: Barbara Schilling Blog
This little crock seemed like the perfect backdrop for the geraniums and lace. What an "old fashioned" charm! I wanted to play with the magenta and blue in this painting to make the magenta in the geranium pop. I really do like the two colors together..what do you think?
Date: March 13, 2012 1:52:15 PM EDTSubject: Red VelvetSource: Barbara Schilling Blog
In today's painting I wanted to focus on the beautiful red rose. The rose was so intense and soft as velvet. I thought the white-on-white background and creamer would allow the rose to be the grand stander. The gold colors of the cruet are neutral, but give a wonderful sense of richness and balance to the painting. The whites were a challenge. I wanted to be sure they were the right value so they would register as being white, but still remain lower in intensity than the rose.
Date: March 13, 2012 2:10:19 PM EDTSubject: Daily Paint WorksSource: Barbara Schilling Blog
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Date: March 13, 2012 2:18:15 PM EDTSubject: Kathleen KalanowskiSource: Barbara Schilling Blog
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Date: March 17, 2012 12:27:59 PM EDTSubject: Crescendo in Red o/c 10x10Source: Barbara Schilling Blog
I wanted to try painting the red roses so that they were the primary subject. I kept everything else very simple and values much darker...you can barely see the suggestion of the vase in the background. I think this painting is very dramatic and has a more formal feel about it.