Sunday, April 30, 2006
This is the newest addition to my "Home for Orphaned Art". It came from a junk store for $2.00 and it's a pastel. Some people rescue orphaned kittens and puppies, I rescue orphaned art. This is a really nice painting, but it's not signed, so there is no clue to who made it or where its from.
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Friday, April 28, 2006
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Monday, April 24, 2006
I did a study for a new painting called "Pears". It's a beginning study, really small, done in charcoal. I think this painting is going to be about color and value- close colors and close values. And maybe color temperature. Anyway I start with a charcoal sketch, just to get a feel of what to do later.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
This is a practice piece, which means that I just keep painting it. It's gone through many variations and everytime something pops into my head to try out, this is where I do it. It had its origin at a class where someone brought in a photo and said, "Let's all paint this". That class is long gone, but this painting just keeps going and going...........
Friday, April 14, 2006
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
This is a photograph that I found in a basement junk store. It has an almost hypnotic quality to it, the more I look at it, the more I want to look at it. It was taken in British Columbia and I think it was a summer vacation for one of the girls. Its the kind of picture to make up stories about, about the girls adventures and about their lives. I hope they were happy.
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Whew! Just in under the deadline for the ever delightful Illustration Friday. If any thing in painting this could go worng..errr, wrong, it did. But I love *Peeps, especially if they have been in a still life
for a while. Mmmmmm.
*No Peeps were harmed during the production of this painting, unless you count the ones that I ate.
Monday, April 03, 2006
Sunday, April 02, 2006
Saturday, April 01, 2006
One of Vermeer's most evocative and timeless images. The sleeping man is supposedly a self portrait of the artist. It was recently discovered that the original backing of this painting was a menu and beer list from the tavern where it was painted. It was removed and is now in a museum in Delft.
I found these in a garden center, nestled in the Astilbe.