February 11, 2006

I LOVE the smell of fresh strawberries

I picked up a basket of fresh strawberries at the market for my students to paint on Tuesday. I was inspired as well. How fun to sit and paint while smelling the delicious fresh berries.
My biggest challenge is to get enough light into my paintings, I work in a dark basement studio that I light with full spectrum bulbs, under these conditions the paintings look vibrant but when put in natural light in other parts of the house they seem dark, the values in the mid to dark range. I'm stumped as to how to resolve this issue. Any ideas?

February 7, 2006

Here's a funny little image I did for BeeHive Day Spa in Snohomish where I work part time as the receptionist and "anything not treatment related" person. We are celebrating our 1 year anniversary coming up and they needed an image for their postcard. I'm the little bee with her behind waving!
The sun has actually come out the last couple of days. I was able to get my roses pruned and soak up a few rays. Thank goodness spring is on the way.