Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Two More

It's just been a struggle today. Foliage is not my forte.

                       Somerville Roses, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)    

 


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


A Wooden Tabletop

It was time to get back to the woodgrain on the table surface, so I spent the first session of the day on that.


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

Monday, January 24, 2022

Something Very Different

 I've wanted to do this for a long time...


                        The Music Of The Spheres, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)     

Mixing Sky Colors

 It's hard not to mix a purple that's too strong. I'm trying to keep the cloud colors natural by dulling them down (in places) with a little warm pink or orange, and darkening them with Blue Black. But I think their basic structure is believable, at least. Next I have to go back with the light sky color around the cloud edges and here and there where it breaks through.


                        Sunrise Over The Cove, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)     

 

Starting The Week

 I can only hope that this week will be more productive than last week. To start things off, here are two pieces:

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

I cleaned up the black tabletop and also worked on the outer rim of the plate. There are some very subtle color changes there that you might not otherwise be aware of.


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

Back to this piece again; worked on the light tower, trying to get some edges straight, and also a bit of the countertop on the right side. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

After A Break

 I've spent the last few days in a self-indulgent break, spending my time reading an excellent mystery novel, crocheting, and binging on Grantchester. But I had a FaceTime session with a very productive artist friend this morning, and that made me feel guilty enough afterwards to pick up the brushes again. So here's today's work:


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

Tuesday, unfortunately, was still wet from the last session, so I was constrained in what I could do on the light tower. I'll get back to it soon.


                       A Blue Vase, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)  

This will never look the way I wanted it to, but it's not so bad.

 Next, I tried something completely different, washing some blue over this panel and then rubbing some of it off:

 


                         Untitled Surrealist Piece, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)    

And finally, some more work on the sky:


                        Sunrise Over The Cove, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)    

 

 


 

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Simplifying The Rug

 In earlier iterations of this painting, I tried to capture the look and feel of a very intricate rug pattern, but it was a disaster. Last night I mixed up some neutral colors and brushed them onto the red base, and though it's not what I'm planning to stay with, at least it does allow the eye to focus on the shoes.

                        Baby Needs Shoes, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)   


Friday, January 14, 2022

Last One For The Week

 The muted yellow house color seems to be okay, so I think I'll stick with it. The shutters are a color problem, though. I tried a couple of different things today but nothing's worked so far; I think a light greyish blue might be the answer.


                       Somerville Roses, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)   

A Sharper Image

 The messiness and indecision regarding the flowers is dissipating; I'm getting a better idea of how to pull all of the elements together.


                        A Blue Vase, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)