Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Balancing Act

I've been experimenting with some softer brushes that I'm really liking.  It seems like I can get more general softer transitions before I lay paint in with my smaller harder brushes.  This morning I felt like the balancing concept fit a lot of the thoughts I've been having lately.  


Monday, March 21, 2016

Preparing the Team

These are some of my daughters Life Factory bottles which we love.  I was thinking this morning I may have to pick up a few more when her new brother or sister arrives!


Friday, March 18, 2016

With and Without

 I've done quite a few paintings recently of fruit inside cups and glasses and various containers.  I've been really drawn to the way colored glass neutralizes the bright color shifts of the fruit and adds beautiful reflections.  I also think bright little fruits inside protective containers appeals to my motherly instincts right now as I'm about 34 weeks pregnant :).


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Work In Progress

Getting a little closer today.  I'm hoping for one more sitting on this painting tomorrow and to have it done.  We'll see...

Monday, March 14, 2016

Work In Progress

I started a new 12x12 piece this morning.  Here's pics of the the still life set up and my start.  I thought I would get a little more done on it, but then the power went out :).  Oh well, we'll see what I can do tomorrow.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Out the Top

I always find it amazing that eggs are so simple and challenging.  There's so much subtlety!  My daughter and I have been going for walks everyday now that the weather's nicer.  A lot of our neighbors have chickens roaming around and farm fresh eggs.  It's exciting to have Spring here finally.


Monday, March 7, 2016

Young and Colorful

I finally finished this today.  I haven't done a larger piece in a while and found it to be a learning experience again.  I think I'll do a few things differently next time I go bigger, but this was still a fun piece to complete!


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Work In Progress: 4

I keep thinking I'm going to sit down for my last sitting on this painting and then it takes me longer than I think.  Oh well, getting closer to done.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Work In Progress 3

Today I filled in some more on my larger piece.  Tomorrow hopefully I'll adjust some edges and values and add in highlights and dark shadows.