Tuesday, April 30, 2013

lemons and white jug

This was a happy accident. I was going to paint this setup on a fresh piece of white paper when I saw a sheet that I had at some time toned with aureolin-permanent rose-cobalt blue washes and decided to use it instead.

More with the lemons, and a great little jug I got on eBay.

I thought this painting needed something behind the white jug, so I added this little strip of cloth ... Not particularly happy with the result, but I am happy that I tried something! 
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Monday, April 29, 2013

prima fiore

My first try at daffodils this spring. I have a few different kinds ... Right now very delicate, small two-bloomed white daffodils are in bloom. Most of the big yellow ones are done.
I think I paint daffodils better when I don't draw them first; having the drawing makes me want to be "accurate"; not drawing may free me from that, as in the forsythias.

A few sprigs of forsythia, always fun to do.
BTW: I don't want you to think I'm being so productive ... The paintings I have been and will be posting this week were all done over the course of the previous two weeks or so. I'll be running out in a few days!
 A cup I bought at a thrift shop thinking it'd be good in still lifes. Haven't painted it yet!
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

easter lily

Every year I buy an Easter lily to paint; it's a challenge, but a pleasurable one, getting lost in those leaves ... I like trumpet-shaped flowers, and love the leaves on the Easter lily, so many spiraling up the stem.
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Saturday, April 27, 2013

little, still, life

A "simple" still life that turned out to be not-so-simple. Not for someone so out of practice.
From a photo for a (April 2010) challenge at A nos pinceaux.
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