Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 83, Painting Daily

Here you will be able to see the honing process and the critical observation that, to me, it needed more. I've added the three new apples, and will complete them Monday, God willing. Today, I have to go out. Will carry pencils and draw tomorrow. Thanks for checking in! All the best.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Day 82, Painting Daily

This is going to take one more sitting, at least. But it's coming along. I'm hoping for inspiration to hit. So far, it's a bit perfunctory, I'm afraid. But, as the saying goes: You have to visit the muse, not wait for it to visit you. (don't know to whom I should attribute that)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

And Day 81, cont.

I found the subject of pea pods irresistible today and had to do this highly resolved drawing. Look for it to become an oil painting, soon. Love the addition of Koh-i-noor woodless colored pencils to my arsenal of art tools! They are fantastic!

Pea Pods, 5x7, colored pencil on paper.

Day 81, Painting a Day

This is Day 1 of what will most likely be a 2 day painting.
I believe Henri Matisse was able to achieve such simplicity and accuracy of line by painting, as I am, from another work (drawing or painting). I intend to resolve some of my works of the past 80 days into simplified, artsy paintings. This one has been begging for such treatment!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day 80, Painting a Day

This 9x12 painting took 2 days to complete. Three sittings.

The hydrangea were given to me by Dylan,our daughter's boyfriend, on the day that we met. We used them as a centerpiece at the dinner table that night, and they have lasted remarkably long.

I've watched the flowers age so beautifully and attempted to capture them while their colors peaked.

So here is
Dylan's Hydrangeas, 9x12, Acrylic on Canvas

Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 79, Painting a Day.

I'm resuming my daily work with a twist this time. I'm working a little bigger, but not pressuring myself to complete the work in one day... At least for a few weeks. I will be doing several sittings per painting and posting work in progress. You might find the process interesting. I don't wish to rush art. An artistic pace is important, too. I do commit to working daily, just not having to complete the work in one day.
Thanks for walking with me on this journey.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Daily Painting one week hiatus

Hello friends. I really struggled with this decision, but I need to focus on a fairly involved project that's due in a week, that is fairly labor intensive.

It is art related, so that counts, right?

Pray for us, a lot going on here. Thanks.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Friday, October 07, 2011

Day 75, Painting a Day

Koi, 8x8, mixed media

No other way to put it: this was a labor of love that took simply forever and with which I am not satisfied! It was timevto abandon project and call it a loss. I have a friend who is an award winning Koi fish painter... I think paint would have been a much better medium for this. A
Chalking another onevup to the school of hard knocks!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Daily Painting, Day 72

Lady in Kimono having Tea. 8x8, colored pencil on paper

This is the second day of using including figures in the daily painting. I can't wait for it to get easier! It still takes me a long time. But, I do love paintings with figures. If I'm going to grow up to be anything like my hero artists, I have to get fluent in figure drawing... This will take time..

Day 71, Painting a Day

Lady in Kimono in Garden. 8x8, colored pencil on paper

Also posting a photo of the corrected work.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Painting a Day, Day 70

Vanity, 8x8, colored pencil on paper

I made a mistake at the very beginning that is easy to make if you are not paying attention. I layed the paper horizontally while I drew something standing vertically. The result is always distortion. I had already layed the color down heavily, and so this was not an easy fix... I did the best I could, but I'll have to chalk this up as one to grow on.

Thank you, God for Day 70!!