Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Spinning My Wheels

 Domestic duties are at the forefront this week, and I'm having trouble concentrating on painting as a result. The work I did on Profiteroles yesterday was so bad that I can't even post a picture of it. I worked on the little window on the right side this morning, and now it's time to get back to the cleaning.


                                                              3:51, Mulberry Street, © 2022, (click on image for larger view)                

Friday, May 13, 2022

I Think This Is Done

 There isn't much more I can do to this painting. I worry that the circular cloud left of center is confusing to the viewer, but I've painted it pretty close to the way it looks in the reference photo. I'll put it aside for a few days to see if it needs any adjustment; otherwise, it is DONE.

                                                             Three Fox Vineyards, Departing Storm, © 2022, (click on image for larger view)                


Back To It

 Had a holiday of sorts; sometimes you just need a break in the schedule and a bit of fresh air to recharge the batteries.

Today: work on the fork and spoon, plus a little sprinkling of chocolate dust and vanilla beans. Also modified the edges of the Creme Anglaise. 

                                                              Molten Chocolate With Gelato, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)                

But earlier, I sketched in the first umbrella and table/chair set on:

                                                              Cana Vineyards, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)                

I'm going to have to enlarge the umbrella— it's too small.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

More Details

 Today I worked on the bread station, for the most part—


                                                              Daily Bread, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)                


Monday, May 9, 2022

Shaping Up

 I have a pulled muscle in my calf, making my life miserable; at least it doesn't stop me from painting. I'm pleased with the way this one is shaping up. I love the deep recesses and the blue/ochre section in the middle.

                                                    3:51, Mulberry Street, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)                 


Friday, May 6, 2022

One Of Those Slow Days

 I might not get anything else done this afternoon; will adopt a wait-and-see attitude. Spent all of yesterday running around doing errands; it was actually a nice break from the studio. But today: more rain, more gloom. It's like it mirrors the news cycle. 

Anyway, I don't feel much like painting but did manage to sketch in the fluffy foreground plants this morning. They need a lot more work, of course, to look finished, but at least they're in place.


                                                                            Daily Bread, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)                 


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

So Far, So Good

 This is shaping up. I covered a lot more territory here and there today; hard to notice exactly where, but the overall effect is that the unpainted areas are filling in.


                                                              Daily Bread, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)                


Fixing The Foreground

 I painted out the shadowy stalks in the foreground and brought the color of the water right up to the fluffy plants that will fill that space instead. Also worked on some of the greenery near the ground. Am now getting a better sense of what this will look like in the end.


                                                                         Resting Place, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)