Monday, August 26, 2013

Finished Caroline

14 x 14 acrylic on stretched canvas

I have done about all I set out to accomplish on this one.  I wanted to do a "fun" portrait for the children to hang over their beds.  Caroline has pinks and purples and other warm colors in her bedding so I decided to make the portrait in those colors.  She is not a red head but rather a warm blonde!  I tried to stay graphic and caught myself trying to over-work it so I just quit!!!!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Initially Caroline

14 x 14 acrylic on stretched canvas

This is after my first session on my granddaughter.  I wanted to do a fun portrait in wild colors that she likes like pinks and purples, and then the oranges and reds I favor  so I decided to try acrylic.  I bet this is the first time in 30+ years I've attempted painting portraits in acrylic.  I see many areas that need work, the main being I either need to raise one eye or lower the other....what to do????  Anyway, I have a long way to go but it's a start.   

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

City Streets

 20 x 24 oil on stretched canvas

Playing around with cityscapes today......  The reflections attracted me to this photo!  As I look at the photograph of this painting it appears to be leaning to the left when actually it's straight.  When I photograph paintings, especially large ones,  I have trouble getting the camera at the correct angle with the painting.  I end up tilting the camera to get the entire pic in.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sanders' Hydrangeas

5 x 7 oil on hardboard panel - SOLD

This is a new painting from last summer's photograph of my pink hydrangeas.   It is mostly the same painting except with an additional year's practice at the easel.  My niece wanted the original but it had sold so I painted another for her.   There is a glare on this photo in the middle on the left side that isn't there in real life - late afternoon sun coming through my studio window.   The sun is shining brightly today - temp 98 degrees with a heat index of 105 - 108; it's HOT and HUMID!!!!!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Koi Galore

8 x 8 oil on stretched canvas - SOLD

A friend suggested I try painting some koi.  They are beautiful to see but tough to paint.  I see areas I need to work on as I view this on my computer....funny, how you see them then but not while painting.....!?!