Saturday, November 29, 2014

Delta Snow

8 x 10 oil on canvas - SOLD

Mississippi doesn't see a lot of snow but in early fall it looks like snow in the fields with all the cotton!  I grew up in the Delta where you see row after row of the white fluffy stuff every year--miss that scenery.  

Monday, November 24, 2014

King Cotton

12 x 16 oil on canvas panel

I wanted to try my hand at a close up view of cotton - I liked the idea of painting on a dark background to contrast with the cotton.  I'm missing the Delta - this was a common sight every fall!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Madison Landing Boathouse

12 x 16 oil on linen panel

This painting was completed in my workshop in Atlanta this past weekend.  I hesitate to even post since I did not do the entire painting.  Jim Richards was the teacher and he has his strokes in here too  but this scene is right by my house and I have wanted to paint it for a long time but just wasn't sure about all that water!!!!  I learned a LOT in the 2 day workshop and was so glad I had the opportunity to attend.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Flamenco Dancer - Finally!

16 x20 oil on canvas 

Finally completed this one!!!  The background is a little smoky looking but I had trouble photographing it with the dark background - the glare really shows up.  It really is not that muted, much darker.  The color saturation in close-up is more true to actual painting.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Flamenco Dancer - making progress

16 x 20 oil on canvas

Still working on this one.....  more to do on the face, arm and hand.  The reference photo didn't show the bottom 1/2 of her body so I am making up as I go along.   After posting, I am seeing a lot of glare on right side of body, might have to retake!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Flamenco dancer, first session

oil on canvas panel

After seeing Robert Henri's Spanish dancers last night at the MS Museum of Art, I was inspired to try to paint one with what I could find on the internet.  He was a fabulous painter, I could have studied them all night long.   The exhibit will be in Jackson for a few months and I will probably go back numerous times - they are beautiful.  This is a very rough beginning--just blocking in the lights and darks.