Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
I severely underestimated the challenges this painting would present to me, given that I enlarged the subject so much.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
"Violets in a Sugar Bowl" marks my FIFTIETH consecutive daily painting. It isn't so monumental when you consider that Lisa Daria has been painting every single day for FOUR YEARS, but I am proud of this effort so far. I am really enjoying the learning that comes from daily practice, as well as the nice comments I have received. Thank you to all who have encouraged me.
Violets are such pesky plants in the garden, but I love the flowers because they remind me of my childhood.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
All of Susan's magnolia blossoms are gone, having drifted to the ground creating a blanket of petals. Thankfully, there are still other beautiful flowering trees in full bloom, and although the weather is cooler than "normal," it is a joy to see spring at it's pinnacle.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Last week, my neighbor's magnolia tree was exquisite in full bloom and I couldn't resist taking several pictures to use as reference. This same tree is also so beautiful during the winter as fresh snowfall rests on its graceful branches.
Something wasn't right in yesterday's painting of Sofie, and it hit me this morning when I saw it on Daily Paintworks. It was her nose--it was too straight. I had to correct it. This is better.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Sofie is my neighbor's bearded collie puppy. She is full of energy and personality and reminds me of the big sheepdog on Sesame Street years ago. You simply cannot be anything but happy around Sofie.
This painting is on a three-eighths inch deep board.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
All of the gardens are so beautiful, and painting there in the October sun was quite a heavenly experience. I painted a colorful grass, see web site for a peek.