Tuesday, May 31, 2011
the other day i was heading to my studio to paint. my hubby was working in the new bathroom...putting things in the brand new recessed medicine chests (love em!)...so i thought i'd change direction and paint in there. i'm talking woodwork. i got a really good start - the whole tub room, all the ceiling trim, one door, but then there's the room with the vanity which attaches to the bedroom with one wall of built-in (wooden) bookshelves, which attaches to the den.....in other words..i really have my work cut out for me! - and then golf has started..and then we leave tomorrow for the house in georgia where we will be barging in on our two daughters who have tandem weeks down there. but fun, fun, fun!! - i'm not taking my paints and i'm not even mixing paints because things will dry out by the time i get back. but we have an IPAPA paintout here in columbus the following saturday and i'll be dragging some buddies to that!! time to get back at it..next week..
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
so here's the latest daily paintworks challenge...a value study with one value being the"most", one value a bit less and one value just a "smidge"..in this case i went for the medium value being dominant with a bit less of dark value and the lightest value the smidge.
so this is my value study - i can see that the middle value doesn't read middle enough above...in the color study below, i tried to carry the value study through. it's a good and valuable tool - being able to make your values "read" - i think i need to go at this again after i get my bathroom a bit more in order...they delivered the granite top today and i am very excited!!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
so here's the painting i did yesterday...i think i'm too distracted to do much justice to anything right now...they started to install my cabinet today - the granite top comes tuesday - there's much painting to do up there...but until i can get to that next week, maybe i can get something done in my studio. davey picked up a piece of lemon meringue pie today - i have one more big painting to do for the sweetrose bakehouse - hopefully tomorrow - or at least i can get a good picture of it if i can't paint it from life...if it's nice we may just have to golf!!!!!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
i am knee deep... elbow deep...muddy...sore and tired. and not done!! i have my last tennis match tomorrow so i can finally get on with my summer - golf, gardening, painting - can't wait!! i am so excited about the birth of my good friends ben and ceebs very first grandchild - he will rock their world!!!!
Monday, May 9, 2011
so here's another of the daily paintworks challenges..she's into her mobile device...cell phone? ipod? totally absorbed...thus the name.....i'm so behind on these - but little by little i'm sneaking up...i think mostly i'm trying to put off doing the self-portrait, which was last week's or maybe the week before. i have yet to attempt any of the challenges from the two new sites i'm on - http://www.dailypaintersinternationalartgallery.com/ and http://www.artistsinternationalgallery.com/ ..soon!!...got to get to the yard today!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
i finally got to do what i wanted for the whole day...it being mother's day and all...and i got to spend almost the whole day in my studio. i managed to fit in a scrumptious breakfast and lunch fixed by my hubby and a dog walk in the park but other than that, it was paint, paint paint!!! this is a little floral piece - i'll be taking this out to elsbury's with some other florals. i may be doing some fruits and veggies for them as well. i did another of the challenges i'm behind on and i'll most likely post that tomorrow. i'm working on a nude but i'm not sure it's done...have to take a break and see what i think....happy mother's day to all of us fabulous mothers all over the world!!!!
Saturday, May 7, 2011
so here's another of the daily paintworks challenges. i'm a bit behind in these - i think it started when we went to georgia and i couldn't paint as much as usual...we spring-cleaned the porch today and i worked in the front yard a bit - getting ready to have a super fantastical home made meatball and spaghetti dinner prepared by my wonderful hubby!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
i haven't had much time to paint in the last few days...working on bathroom remodel stuff and trying to get a bit more organized around here. i have been asked by K Madison Moore (http://www.kmadisonmoore.blogspot.com/) to consider joining two sites, Daily Painters International Art Gallery and International Artist's Gallery. check it out by clicking on the widgets at the right! i think this will be a good thing and i am hoping that joining forces with other artists from around the world will be stimulating, exciting and, hopefully, eventually profitable. this will take some doing to set up and i'm trying to squeeze it in among my other chores and projects and parties. got to get ready now for a plate-painting party in honor of my friend margaret. anytime one of us turns 60 we gather and each of us paints an individual plate so she'll have a set of 8 or sometimes 9. margaret is a teensy bit past 60 but somehow missed out on her stack of plates. of course this always involves wine....we have too much fun!!