Sunday, March 24, 2013

Satsuma Pitcher

I loved the wispy, graceful tufts of grasses that flowed through this set up.  Combined with the elegant detail and graceful shape of the pitcher it was my goal to to lend a sense of sophistication to this painting. 
 I've been practicing at creating a painting with a dark and dramatic arrangement that still has life and interest in the darks.  I know I have a tendency to go "too" dark.  What's your thoughts?

Satsuma Pitcher
25x18 o/c

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Roses and White Teacup

Today I played...... pushing the extremes of the shapes and colors.  It's a bit different than my usual style but I had fun with it.  It started as a painting I had painted about 3 months ago. I felt there were some things that I didn't like so I decided to rework it.  Before long I had gotten involved in a much more radical change than I had planned, but I'm not unhappy with the results.
Thank you for viewing my art....I appreciate all the support and wonderful comments you have given over the past year.  I am enjoying blogging and hope you are enjoying my posts.

Roses and White Teacup  20x16  o/c

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Boldbrush Painting Competition

This painting...Red Amaryllis II...has been entered in the online competition BOLDBRUSH.  It has a People's Choice Award based on the number of "likes" received on the link.  If you like my painting..I'd be very appreciative for you to "like" it on the link!!! Thank you for viewing my blog.

Boldbrush Painting competition for March

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Coffee Grinder

This old coffee grinder was a gift from my sister....I think she got it from my Mom.  It's very old, but I found coffee grounds in it! Don't think I'll be drinking it though...:)
I loved painting it.  The accents of red were just perfect.

The Coffee Grinder  17x17 oc

Some close up photos I thought you might enjoy

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Fruit and Flowers (revisited)

Fruit and Flowers (revisited)
My recent painting seemed too "heavy" at the top with all the leaves.  After living with it a few days, I decided to make some changes.  I like the sense of airiness and light filtering through the leaves much better.  Let me know what you think!

Fruit and Flowers  oc 20x16