Friday, August 31, 2012

Pure yellows

This is a square painting (11"x11") that I did as a demo for one of my workshops this summer.  The yellows of the sunflower are so hard to keep clean...but it is a question of patience..let the color dry completely before introducing the browns/red/purples for fear of contamination and neutralizing (read muddying!) the nice yellows.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I'm back...

Hello everyone!  I'm baaaaaack!  Don't know exactly where I went, but no nevermind I am and ready to post again.  Sometimes a little break is warranted.  Hope your summers have been great..Here is a peony piece from earlier this year..little pink belladonna...Rich Opera pigment with Cerulean Blue and dark greens.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Shades of summer

I find my posts are still sporadic...maybe it's my summer schedule that is getting in the way...I'm sorry, anyway, this young lady has her summer shades on..I love painting dark hair in shades of blue and beats the straight forward sepia or van dyke brown shades...always experimenting and trying to push my palette...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Moving my pencil

This will be my figure image for my monthly sidebar figure study.  I took the summer off from going to the weekly sessions, but will pick them up again in the fall.  It is a nice routine to get in to and it certainly helps keep the brushes and pencils moving across the paper.