Friday, April 30, 2010

"Fresh Start"

I began the day painting with a subject I like. Coffee. I like to paint eggs, preferably raw in a clear glass container. I like the way the glass distorts objects, like the bottom of the cup.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"The Lobster Claw"

The last of the daffodils for this spring. I cannot help but think "lobster" when I see these pruners. I'm in a bit of a painting rut now with using the same palette consistently.


The clown said "here"!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I have not posted all my almost daily works, for I'm still getting to know the new features to this blog. On a more productive note, I am always looking for something new to paint to walk through my door. I ordered these 2 infant toys from etsy a few weeks ago, thinking I would begin setting up a little makeshift nursery for my soon-to-arrive grandson. The light was good, so I set up a little still-life with the new toys. I couldn't help but see the "clown" on the left screaming "here"!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


My time has not been my own over the last 4 weeks because a bad storm made a wreck of my yard and a tree fell on my studio, totaling the entire space. But I was able to paint in a makeshift corner for 2 days. When I'm really distracted or worried, I find it difficult to get into my creative zone in my head. But once I start, all seems better with the world. In this little painting, I was trying to capture the luminescence of the orange with the light going through. I purchased this little black cup on eBay, and have used it several times in paintings. It's a challenge painting reflected objects on black, remembering to keep the values low.