December 19, 2011

Master Copies

 One of the best ways to practice painting is to make master copies.  Copy to the best of your ability paintings created by artists you admire.  The first two paintings below are just that.  I find exceptional images on the Web Gallery of Art site  they are high resolution and great to work from.
The best part is hanging the results on your wall!

December 4, 2011

Happy Holidays

Here's what is on the easel at the moment.  I love what happens to the hydrangeas and japanese maple in the fall.  Begs to be painted.

The portrait is a master copy I'm working on for practice.  Really love these old tranquil paintings

And below is a nook near the fireplace in our living room dressed up for the holidays.