Tuesday, May 31, 2011

View out the window

Here is my entry for the DailyPaintworks - Weekly Challenge - I focused on the sparkling highlights on the lawn that are contrasted with the red leaves from above...

Monday, May 30, 2011

Crock Pot

Here I tried to get the glass-like ceramic surface contrasted with the softness of a kitchen towel.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Papaya Season

Living in South Florida means having a papaya tree in your back yard. This is the last surviving fruit of our great harvest. In an attempt to depict the delicious ripeness of the fruit, I chose to use a dark (complementary) background and the brightest orange mix on my palette....

Do you think it worked?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Painting from last week-end

I got to go out with my painting friends to the near-by park last week-end. Trying to capture the artist's awe and love of the beauty of nature.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

another weekly challenge for Daily Paintworks

Thank you Carol Marine for this week's challenge...and what a challenge it was. So different from tonal studies with charcoal or pencil, this one-color-oil study was hard to get into the appropriate tones without white. But here it is - mid-values=most; light-values=medium and darks=smidge - Good practice. I am looking forward to another challenge!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bok Choy - Entry to Weekly Challenge

I love vegetables and painting them comes almost natural. The difficulty here was to make the leaves look loose and "leafy" and not stiff and "card-boardy".

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Weekly Painting Challenge

You might just recognize this cute face...from the weekly painting challenge! Two challenges for me here - I never painted a cat before and I usually paint from real life not from photos. Looking at the painting again, hmm -it looks a bit too busy, I guess I could have downplayed more of the light parts to give it better focus. Overall I think not too bad... It was a great exercise!!

Sorry, I did not think adding a photo could be so tricky..here is my second attempt.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Apple Triangle

Today is a good day. I finally was able to set up my own blog. So I am very new at this and am still figuring everything out including better photos of the art work. I was playing with the idea of joining for a while but other priorities called attention. OK - so here I am. I am happy to join this community of active artists as I have followed and took great inspiration from some of the blogs. Unfortunately, I am not organized and disciplined enough to join the daily painters. I see this as a start. I hope this can be a blog about my "weekly" paintings. Thanks for stopping by :o)