She has several varieies of rhodos, all gargantuan. For some reason they just won't grow in my yard.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Working on more daffodils, and thought this one was going pretty good, but there's something wrong with the paper. This happens now and then...the paper's too absorbent and looks "pilly." Bad sizing? Too much humidity? Quien sabe.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
It's a bit laborious, but I like the results.
Make a line drawing of your subject on heavy paper (I use a stiff 140lb, like Arches), then paint everything that you do not want to be black with thick white gouache.
When it's dry, brush black India ink over it.
Let dry, then wash off (I do it outside with the garden hose) the ink and the gouache--leave some of the gouache on, if you want, or if you need to to keep from damaging the paper.
When it's dry, paint.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
I thought they'd be good to paint, and would also give me practice with glass and grays.
So here's the first sytempt, painted in Daniel Smith's shadow violet, with some ultramarine and burnt sienna.
Kind of a mess, imho, but that means I will be able to improve!
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Getting back to painting class when I can. It inspires me and makes me feel like I'm learning, progressing. And it's fun too.
We've been practicing putting in dark backgrounds.
I have trouble getting darks that are dark enough and interesting.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Cleaning out my flat files, I found a couple of old, unfinished paintings that I thought I might be able to salvage despite their problems because there were passages in each that I liked.
Generally I don't like to work too hard on anything because I can't keep the " work" part from showing.
These still arent, and will never be, the best, but I'm happier with them now.