Saturday, March 30, 2019

tidying up ...

Cleaning out my flat files, looking for some paintings or ideas for paintings for two small group shows I'll be in this summer in West Cape May.
I found an unfinished painting of gladiolas and finished it.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

painting with mike

Painted with my friend Mike last week--we were both rusty, our paints dry. I wanted to do a simple 
setup: a twig in a glass. Mike added the proverbial monkey wrench: the clippers ... which were a great addition, and something I'd never have thought of. 
Another good reason to paint with a friend!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

blue heron

As always happens when I haven't painted in a while, I come back pretty stiff ... 
Need to paint more to loosen up!

Monday, March 25, 2019

going big

My good friends bought a house in Fla., and they have big expanses of wall to fill.
So, I am going to try to do a big painting for them; I thought some tropical-foliage-type theme would be appropriate and maybe easier for me to paint, if I could break it down into smaller shapes ...
This is my first try, first wash.
Kind of a mess, eh? So many times I was going to stop, but then I decided to keep going and see, once the painting dried, if maybe I could "fix" it with a second pass.
Either way, it's, I hope, a learning experience.
The second drawing I have is of canna lilies.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

american oystercatcher

Hello! I'm sorry I haven't been posting: in January I started getting "network error" messages every time I tried to post ... In short order all the things I knew to do were exhausted.
After awhile I stopped trying! And, in truth, I haven't painted much in the last couple of months.
But spring is here and the daffodils are about bloom, which means painting!