Sunday, July 29, 2012

Bowl of Cherries

This painting needs more work. Lots of errors need to be fixed.  I thought I was being careful with the proportions of the bowl, but apparently not careful enough. I also see that the composition could have been better. The cherry stems on both the right and left sides lead your eye away from the painting. I do like the way cherries turned out, though.

A bowl full of cherries is such a simple subject, but boy,  is it ever giving me fits.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


I've been researching information on hues, values, and chroma. This painting is an experiment using some of the information I've gleaned. It's a re-do of an earlier painting. I'm happy with the way this one turned out. It will have a home on my husband's desk.

I'm working on a couple of paintings using the realism techniques that Jelaine Founce described in the Daily Paintworks ArtBytes. It's a slow process, but lots of fun to do. I'll post them when I've finished.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


This was a lot of fun to paint. I'm lucky to have grandsons who are willing to share their toys with their nana!

Friday, July 13, 2012


This is my third attempt at Buddy. I've softened the shadows a bit, and changed the background. Since Buddy is white, I realized that I needed a little more color in the background. I wanted to keep it in the grey range to keep the background from taking over the painting.

I think I'm done with this one. I plan to send it to Mike and Penny at Hopewell Bed and Breakfast . We had such a nice time there, and we really enjoyed spending some time with Buddy.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Jeff's Green Blanket

This is a  painting of Jeff resting on his green blanket.

I still have a lot to learn about Photoshop. For example, there is a great deal of glare on this photo. I think it may be possible to remove it, but I'm not sure how to do it. Also, the yellow strips are really more of an ochre color, but they turned out quite yellow in the photograph.