Tuesday, March 1, 2011

#136

"REACHING"

8"X8"

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My first 8"x8" painting! This sunflower is stretching - I don't think it's toward the light, because I know that's what sunflowers usually do. The light is coming from behind him and he looks pretty happy. Only 115 more to go!

#137

"HOLLYHOCK MOVEMENT"
10"X8"
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I'm reminded of a beautiful dance when I look at this painting. These hollyhocks are moving to their own innner beat and the light hitting them is just so. Can you spot the undertones of blue in the shadows on the left?

#138

"WINTER COLOR"
10"X8"
#138
Laying down color notes....a detail from artist Kevin McPherson's books that has always struck a cord with me. I mix all of my color on canvas and I've been making sure that when I lay down a color, I leave it alone. That keeps the look much fresher without getting muddy. This is from an earlier much larger painting called, "MAJESTIC."