August 26, 2010

It's been a long day...

I spent the day as an assistant in a portrait painting workshop, so when I came home I was too tired to cook.  My son who is 19 was hanging out with a bunch of buddies playing video games, they are now in the kitchen attempting to cook beef bourguignon, cool huh!!!
I love my kids!!!

August 22, 2010

Inspiration for new still lifes found on a date with my hubby, we spent the afternoon on Capital Hill in Seattle having lunch, coffee, ice cream and treasure hunting!!!  Very fun.  In the studio I've been working on the arrangement of furniture to better use the natural lighting and enable me to work on multiple still lifes set ups at a time.  I'm especially happy having discovered using my extra easel for my palette, this ensures my palette and painting are receiving the same amount of light which makes color mixing more precise.  The toy painting is finished but the floral is only about 1/2 way there.

August 19, 2010

Inspiration from Nature

I was out at sunset in the yard and the Japenese Maple was on fire!!! 

August 17, 2010

On the easel

These are all works in progress.  My biggest challenge these days is choosing content and composition.  As an example the sea themed still life has a big space on the left that is empty and needs to be broken up.  Seeing the paintings in this format helps  to identify the problems.  Actually the Oz painting has the same problem on the right side...

August 16, 2010

Hot around here!

It's HOT HOT HOT!  Just got back from camping and will be working furiously in the studio. 

August 4, 2010

Works in progress

These images are drawings for my upcoming show in Feb.  The figures will be completed and framed as is.  The architectural drawing are preliminaries for paintings.  I'm doing fairly detailed line drawings which I'll have enlarged at Kinkos then transfer to canvases.

August 1, 2010

Busy Month!

Sorry for the lack of posts this month. My computer died and I have to load up photos on a different computer.  Come back in a week and I'll be up and running again!