Monday, February 28, 2011

Spring! daily painting #6

Acrylic on Canvas board - 5x7
Ah, trees are just beginning to bloom for the coming Spring...I love this season and am thankful for this warm day in North Carolina!

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mother and Child

Acrylic - 24x18 on canvas
This is not a daily painting, just something I've been working on.  It's inspired by a picture I have of my mom holding me as a baby but I changed things and added others...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Zippo Challenge - Daily Painting #4

Acrylic on Canvas - 8x8
I finally got around to the challenge this week.  You could only use Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, and white.  It was fun to see what you could do with such a limited palette!

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Daily Painting #3

Acrylic - 8x10 on Gesso Board
I'm finding out that daily painting takes a lot of time!  I am having fun with it though.  I finished this bowl of strawberries yesterday.  I painted it on gesso board which I loved because it's very smooth as you're painting and it looks shiny...you don't get that from a canvas!  I'll be painting more on those although I'm going to have to find some smaller ones, this was is 8x10 and a little too big for daily painting.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Daily Painting #1

I love the little porcelain jar which looks so delicate next to the strawberry.  This is the beginning of my path to daily painting.  I have gone back to acrylics and decided that I would try oils when I have a better ventilated area and also when I'm not already learning so much!
Acrylic on 6x6 canvas

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Rose Challenge

Oil 6x6
Well...this was a challenge indeed!  I am posting this for the Daily Paintworks Challenge for the week.  I think it was my 4th try.  I had never painted a rose before AND I'm trying oil instead of acrylic.  At least it looks like a rose!

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Carol Marine Workshop

I just participated in a Carol Marine workshop for 3 days this weekend.  I absolutely loved it and learned so much!!!  I have so many plans and ideas on how to continue on my path as an artist.

I am posting some of the paintings I did during the workshop but please note that they were timed exercises trying new things and I did not have time to finish them to the level I normally would.  I can't go back and fix them because I have decided to try oils for a while and I have already put my acrylic paint away!!!

Acrylic 8x8

Acrylic 8x8

 Acrylic 6x6

 Acrylic 8x8

Acrylic 8x10

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Limes and Limes!

2 8x8 - Acrylic
This is the new Carol Marine challenge for the week.  Paint the same item in 8 different little squares.  I thought it was interesting to paint the same item so many times!  Oh, there was a time limit of 10 minutes per square!!!  It was hard to put the paintbrush down after the timer went off.  Very fun!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Just Sitting Here

Acrylic 8x10

I participated in a Daily Paintworks Challenge that Carol Marine is doing online.  There's a photo and everybody posts their painting of it.  Very fun to see the same picture in a lot of different styles!  Check it out if you're interested!:
http://www.dailypaintworks.com/Challenges
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