Friday, February 20, 2009
I really had fun with the colors on this one. Purple is my favorite, and I think I really got the essence of the bananas this time. It is much more simplified than my last banana painting. I am going to continue to play with the colors a bit more. What do you think? Acrylic on 10" x 10" canvas
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Everyone around here has been sick for days. Here is a small still life. I really had an "a-ha" moment on this one. Simplify! 5.5" x 8.5" watercolor on 140lb. paper.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
First I did the watercolor of three to loosen me up. It looks quite pretty, I think. Then, I did the two apples in acrylic in some of my favorite shades of lime, teal, jade, kelly, sap, and sea. I love how the pair are almost touching, creating a little bit of tension. The two is acrylic on canvas board, 5"x 7", and the three is watercolor, 9" x 12" on 140 lb. watercolor paper.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I tried painting this mug the other day and got really frustrated. Then, I did the watercolor sketch of it (see previous post) and tried again today. I think the watercolor really helped loosen me up. I am much happier with this. Hope you like it too. Acrylic on canvas board, 7" x 9".
I think one of the hardest things to paint are flowers. Since the petals are so delicate, they can look "clunky" when rendered in paint. I really like watercolor for floral paintings. Here is a pretty pink rose, hope you like it. Watercolor on 140lb. paper, 8.5" x 5.5"
I decided to do a few quick watercolor sketches today because I was feeling stuck, and I like the spontaneous feeling of a watercolor. It forces me to be more loose. When I paint, I am getting bogged down in the details. I realize I need to SIMPLIFY and edit everything I am seeing. Watercolor on 140lb. paper, 8.5" x 5.5"