Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Finally! He's back! I finished this little gem last night, right before I went to class. 5x7, acrylic on wood, $70. It didn't start out in this style. I had intended it to be more like the last few I did, but I kept working the paint as it was wet. I'm pleased with the colors and wish to explore this combination further. I will most likely start to paint again monday, after the Thanksgiving holiday. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. See you next week.

Friday, November 17, 2006

This is the painting from yesterday. Again, I finished it too late, and was unable to get a good photo of it. I'm not sure the texture works on it. Too much. (?) and the colors border on offensive. Today's painting will be in this same vein, although I will back off on the texture. Check back later.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

It's a bit late in the day to be posting this, but at least it's done. Whenever I photograph my work with anything other than natural light, the posting suffers. I was looking at an artist's work today online, and I realized how unbelievably lazy I've been in terms of my color. Today's posting takes that into account, and really, I'm going to make a concerted effort to push my palette. I'm also going to work more with texture, (I'm a big fan of texture, always have been), and with the notion of "less is more" as they say. I need to simplify things.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

First things first; this is BLUE, not green. After messin' around with the photo for too long, I've given up trying to make it look blue. "You could always take another photo." True. But I'm not going to. It's Phthalo blue, and white... and orange. D's been wanting me to do something monochromatic, although I don't think she envisioned this. But then again, neither did I. 5x7 , acrylic on wood. $70. I kind of enjoyed losing myself in the small brush strokes, and not worrying about color or form. It gave me ideas for larger pieces.

Monday, November 13, 2006

I was always taught, If you can't say something nice, you shouldn't say something at all.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Yeah, this week is a wash. It's been a great week, professionally speaking, but today's painting of the day, was just awful. I'm not posting it. I spent too much time on it, and the end result was, to put it mildly, disappointing. Maybe I'm tired...maybe I'm still down about Gatita...maybe both. See you next week.

Friday, November 03, 2006

a good girl with pretty green eyes... R.I.P.

This was the painting I did yesterday, but I never had the time, or desire, really, to post it. Yesterday was a tough day. One of our kitties, Gatita, was diagnosed with bladder cancer. It was a very large tumor. We said good bye to her and let her go. She was a good girl.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Yesterday's painting. Not much to look at, I know, but I was exploring the image on the upper right corner. An angel, reaching...(?) A theme I may revist. I'll be posting another painting later.