Sunday, March 7, 2010

White Pitcher on yellow drape

Another still-life done in class. White objects and drapes were the challenge last week. Getting the texture of the white object is also very challenging. The texture of my pitcher looks like ceramic while the actual pitcher was porcelaine.
I thought it looked pretty good and didn't want to smooth it out further to give it a more polished look resembling t porcelaine. Too worried about ruining it.
But, I will do it again and try to come closer to the texture of the real object.

Lemon and Blossoms

This painting was done in the still-life class that I am currently attending.
I am learning to recognize values and to simplify them to the main three - dark, light and medium. Then, of course, come all the in-between these three. Sounds easier than it is, but with practice I hope to reach a better understanding of it.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Reflections in the water add interest to the painting, I believe. I love to paint them. Tell me what you think?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bayland Marsh

There will be a lot of scenes from the Baylands because this is the primary location where I paint with my " En Plein Air " class. The location is beautiful. We have everything, land, trees and water. We only have to paint it beautifully. The location, itself is very inspiring.

Some of last years work

I am posting some of last years work just for the experience of using this blog and showing some of my work. My camera is currently in the repair shop so my posting will be slow.