Friday, November 30, 2012

# 243: Covert Cutie

6" x 6" oil on canvas

The Cutie has been caught spying on the eggs while they have been hatching iniquitous plots. Let's just call this a play on focal point and color. Something about the balance of the piece is bugging me, but maybe the sense of imbalance just adds to the tension.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

# 241: Cutie Consultation

6" x 6" oil on canvas

I started of trying to avoid cutting the painting in half with an edge, but then I forgot and so there it is. I think that there is enough activity with the oranges that it is not really a problem. It might even provide some necessary stability.i have been feeling more on the ball with the painting activity these last couple of days. Working out a little color template before I start seems to help me keep the hues and values singing.

Monday, November 26, 2012

# 240: Half a Dozen

6" x 6" oil on canvas

Painting from life again. i started with a small color this time, based on the palette of a painting that I admire and i am trying to push the color and to kick up the contrast a bit.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

# 239: Blue Collection

6" x 6" oil on canvas

Blue is really difficult to keep bright and saturated. I am going to Minnesota for Thanksgiving so I will not be posting for the next couple of days

Monday, November 19, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

# 237: Blue Marble

6" x 6" oil on canvas

I had fun with the palette and lighting, but have to confess that the little blue marble took way to long to paint!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

# 236: Three Gourds

7" x 7" oil on canvas

I was inspired by the Caravaggio exhibit at LACMA and worked to push the contrast

Monday, November 12, 2012

# 235: Crab Apple Jam

8" x 8" oil on canvas

I have never seen crab apples at the market before, but they were there the other day, looking a bit irrelevant next to their more hefty cousins. When I was a little our neighbors had a crab apple tree and we used to munch them...though they are quite sour.

I haven't been painting as much as a should be lately..I was sick last week and then being unemployed sucks! The lack of structure of going to work is very difficult for me...I imagined myself doing so much painting during my tome off and it just hasn't worked out the way I imagined.

I promise to be better and to spend time perusing and commenting on other blogs as well

Thursday, November 1, 2012