Wednesday, July 31, 2013

More Blueberry Progress

Put down some more washes -- shadows and started the reflections in the bowl.  Stay tuned . . . it's been a busy week. I've been catching some time on this, while also working on a large commission.  Thank you for visiting my blog!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tomato Class

Here are a couple more progress shots of the work my students are doing in my "On The Vine" workshop. Because of vacations and such, we've decided to extend the class one more week, so I'll post the finished images next week. There's one more student, but she took hers home before I had a chance to photograph it.  Aren't these looking great!?

And here's what I've begun . . . 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Blueberry Still Life

"Blueberry Still Life'
6.6" x 6"
watercolor on paper

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Happy Monday everyone.  It's a lovely summer day here in the Northeast.  There are some clouds, but mostly it's sunny.  I finished this little painting this morning and plan on heading outdoors this afternoon to do a little weeding before my class tonight.  Hope you have a great start to your week!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Blueberry Progress

After a few more glazes I have this.  Still have some more to do though . . . stay tuned.  Same bat time, same bat channel.  :)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Gentleman Farmer

"The Gentleman Farmer"
8" x 8"
watercolor on aquabord

I can't remember if I ever posted this all completed -- but here it is.  And it's sold!  :)  Thank you CK -- I hope you enjoy it -- it's on its way.

Have a delightful day!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Are We There Yet?

6" x 6"
watercolor on paper

I feel like I'm 6 years old on a long car ride . . . my brother and I whining "are we there yet?"  Of course this time, I'm muttering "am I done yet?"  So close.  But I'm just so sick of this painting that motivating myself to finish it is tough.  So in the meantime, I began this one . . . because blueberries make me happy.  :)  Have a lovely day.

6.5" x 6"

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Late Post

I forgot to post the progress my students from my "On The Vine" workshop, made last week. So here are 3 -- at various stages. All my students have taken their paintings home to work on them, and unfortunately I only took photos of three of the paintings -- I missed the fourth!  Sorry! I'm really excited to see what they come back with next Monday . . . they are all doing terrific work and I think are having a good time. I'll be sure to post some shots after that class.

As for my work . . . I'm working on a large commission, but have started a small watercolor and will post my progress in the next few days.  In the meantime -- Happy Painting!  :)

Friday, July 19, 2013

Kitchen Window Daisies

"Kitchen Window Daisies"
8.5" x 5.5"
watercolor on hot-pressed paper

I love fresh flowers. And I particularly enjoy daisies.  Meg Ryan, in one of my favorite movies ("You've Got Mail"), once described daisies as "the friendliest flower."  I must agree.  Anyway . . .  I plucked these little gems from my garden last week and put them on my kitchen window sill. I hope you enjoy them.

In case you're interested, I put a few progress shots below.

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Progress Shot -- Almost Done

I had a lovely day painting with my dear friend, Bill, while he worked on a sculpture. He's an art teacher where I used to work and we've been friends since high school. He's an amazing teacher and artist -- I'll have to post some shots sometime of the piece he's working on. He's very talented.

So this is what I worked on today. Just a few more tweaks and it will go up onto DPW for auction by the end of this week. This one is back on Fabriano hot pressed paper. It was great fun and came together pretty fast. Have a loverly day!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Big Fruit

Here are some progress shots of a new painting I've been working on.  It measures about 17" x 10" so the fruit is larger than life.  I think that always has great impact.  Hope you had a great weekend.  I'm planning out my work for this week.  I'm always very excited on Mondays.  :)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Dough Bowl?

"Fruit in a Dough Bowl"
9.5" x5.5"
watercolor on paper
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I wasn't really sure about what to call this painting (what else is new?)  The vessel the fruit is contained in, is some kind of small wooden bowl -- although not technically a dough bowl.  But instead of calling this "Fruit in Some Kind of Small Wooden Bowl that isn't Technically a Dough Bowl" I decided to go for the abridged version and just fib a little.  I know, you're thinking "how can one girl be so creative with her titles?!"  (Good Heavens, I'm boring.)

Thank you for taking a peek.  Have a lovely weekend!  :)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Early Morning Bottles

"Early Morning Bottles"
4.25" x 8.8"
watercolor on paper

(what this painting could look like framed)

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I did a larger painting of this window last year, but I wanted to play with the composition.  So I painted this little version of it . . . I hope you like it.

Below are a few progress shots.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

More fruit -- work in progress

I thought you might like to see the progress on this one.  It's still in progress, but it came together pretty quickly the other day. (Actually, that's why I don't have any really early photos . . . the first washes just went on so nicely and quickly.)  I kind of just started the whole painting on a whim.  Hopefully I can finish it up and get it up for auction soon.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

On The Mantel

"On The Mantel"
7.75" x 5"
watercolor on paper

I started this little painting a while ago -- in late winter/early spring actually.  I hadn't much to finish, and actually had forgotten about it until I ran across it the other day in the studio.  I'm glad to have finally completed it.  

Thanks for taking a look!  Have a delightful day.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Vine Ripened

"Vine Ripened"
5.75" x 7.75"
watercolor on paper

I thought you might like to see these progress shots again.  I had hoped to finish all three paintings last week, but only got through two.  The strawberry is killing me!  :)  So I planned out my week . . . beginning three new paintings this morning, two of which I've made a lot of progress on already.  So I'm off to a good start -- hoping to have a productive week.  Thanks for stopping by.  :)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth of July!

"Berries and  Cherries II"
6.4" x 5.75"
watercolor on paper

I thought this painting a very fitting image for the Fourth of July, what with all it's red, white and blue . . . Happy Independence Day! I've posted my progress shots below in case you missed them before -- and just because I think it looks cool to click on them and watch the painting change before your very eyes!  :)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Berries and Cherries II - The Steps

Kind of patriotic I think . . . Happy Fourth of July Eve to all my American friends!  :)  Light a sparkler for me.  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Another Progress Shot . . . and Rejection

Just thought I'd share this shot of my progress on these 3 paintings. Also, I entered "A Moments Rest" in the Academic Artists Association's show and was rejected. You just never know. So if you're a beginner out there (most of us who've been doing this for a while know already) -- you just can't get down or take it personally if you get rejected from a juried show -- it happens to all of us at one time or another and I've definitely had my fair share . . . with many more to come I'm sure.

I've included a couple shots of "A Moment's Rest" all framed up because I thought it came out really well.   

Have a great day!