Saturday, March 22, 2014

Big Yellow

Big Yellow
This week's assignment was to work on "chroma".  Getting the intensity of the color strongest at your point of interest and controlling it from there.  I got some new paint colors and some new linen...Claussens oil primed.  It felt like Christmas!  I was really excited about seeing what I could come up with. 
Big Yellow   oil on linen  12x18"

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Cobalt Vase

Two Studies
I did two paintings this weekend of this beautiful cobalt blue vase and the last of this years red amaryllis.  It's always sad to see the last blooms on the Amaryllis, they are such a treat when they are in bloom!  I wanted to paint them before they were gone and I needed to do a study of a cobalt blue vase for an assignment on an online course I am taking.  
The assignment is due tomorrow and then by the end of the week I will get a critique video on them.  It's pretty cool!  The instructor is Laura Robb who's work I just love.  It is a great opportunity to learn from her without the expense of an out of state workshop.  So here's my "homework".........hope you like them!
Cobalt Vase   9x12  oc

Cobalt and Reds  12x12  oc

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Simply Reds

Simply Reds   oc 14x18

You can never get enough of roses, right?  

I hope I haven't bored you all with these!  This bouquet has lasted so long, this is the third time I have painted them!  I didn't plan on getting another painting from them but yesterday when I walked past them setting on the table, I thought they looked even more beautiful than they had last week.  I dropped everything ( who wants to do taxes anyway?)  And painted this version.  I titled it "Simply Reds" because that was what this painting was all about.  No other secondary actors, just those beautiful red flowers!  Hope you enjoy them.
Will they last long enough for another painting??

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