I usually have a large painting in the works along with my daily paintings. Daily paintings are small, quick, and fresh. This painting, however, took days and days with glazes drying between glazes. I also painted it only at certain times in the morning so I could capture the light at just the right angle. 24 x 24 Lemons and Daisies
Yes - painting most every day. Appreciating the light that streams in through the window and my new daylight clip-on lamp that illuminates the subject day and night! Joined a life-drawing group a few weeks back. Such a challenge to capture the live human form in 25 minute poses - it's the process rather than the product at this point. I taught life-drawing every Wednesday night for more than 5 years in my Evergreen Art School and honed my skill because of it...now I'm a bit rusty....but back in the saddle.
Here's a glimpse of a few paintings of mine as of late:
Created a few weeks ago - this little girl brings a smile to everyone who walks through the door. The thing is, I don't know her name or who she belongs to . I saw her photo posted on FB and knew right away that I wanted to paint her. This painting was a joy from the beginning to the end - no stumbles, just a lot of fun! Perhaps someone will recognize her and tell me her name.
Update: April 26, 2011 Sienna is the subject of this painting. Sienna's cousin posted her photo, the inspiration for this painting, and through a fellow friend, let me know Sienna's name. Thanks Robyn and Sienna!
Oh My Gosh - it's been so long since my last post! PLUS - I got side tracked with my other wordpress blog, which quite frankly, is easier for posting sequential photos. At any rate, life goes on and I'm still breathing.
I've taken up the daily painting challenge - it's SO MUCH FUN!!I painted this one today - it's 10 x 10 in oil, although most of my daily paintings are a bit smaller..
Artful expression is ever present in my life and is my heart's delight. Every day is a painting adventure. I've turned my living room into my art studio as the light is best there and I can enjoy the beautiful view of the Pacific.