Tuesday, August 9, 2022

A Step Closer

 I worked pretty hard on the dish; it still needs some highlights, and I need to go around the edge with a darker color, but it's much closer to being done.

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

Luscious Sunlight

 Just looking at the colors in this scene makes me feel calm and relaxed. I should probably just get in the car and go there.


                                                                      Stone Tower Winery, work in progress, (click on image for larger view)                  

 And I wanted to move this one further along, so I worked on the right side:


                                                                     Annuals, work in progress, (click on image for larger view)                 

Monday, August 8, 2022

A Productive Start To The Week

 Despite the fact that I needed an afternoon nap, following which I finished off reading the novel I bought two days ago, I managed to get some decent work done on four paintings. So I feel (temporarily) virtuous.

I started with Annuals, adding more color in places here and there and trying to get a handle on the structure of the wooden overhang:


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

Next, I moved on to the beginning block-in of the background for a new piece:


                                                                 A Rainy Night In Alexandria, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)                   

I know it doesn't look like much, but it takes some time to measure and place the points. 

Then I decided, after trying to get a pattern established on the tablecloth, to just paint it over with blue. I'm going to go much lighter on the blue next time around. I also worked on the window view and finally! got some structure going on the roses themselves.


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

And I dabbed a lot of new color on:


                                                                  The Pond In The Woods, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)                 

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Plotting Points And Colors

I added a few landmark points today just so I can get my bearings for the rest of it. 


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

Friday, August 5, 2022

The Blank Canvas

 I just feel like starting some new pieces. Here they are at the very beginning stages.


                                                                The Pond In The Woods, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)                


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

Thursday, August 4, 2022

A Field Trip

 Took the day off and went to a garden center several miles away; made a half dozen panoramic shots of the vibrant flowers and bought a couple of coneflowers for the yard. Now home and resting my hurt knee after doing a lot of photo editing. 99 degrees outside.

This reference shot will find its way onto a waiting 9" x 39" canvas fairly soon.

                                                                 Annuals, © 2022 (click on image for larger view)                


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Painting In the Heat Of The Day

 Today I tried to fill in some of the grey trim areas around and above the windows, and started to place the ivy in one of the alcoves. Of course, I smeared the carefully painted ivy when I worked on the window trim.

It's really hot outside. 


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

Attempted to give thee tablecloth a little texture, but I'm not sure I like it. It may be too distracting. Also fussed around with the curtains and view outside the window:


                                                                  Rose Bouquet, © 2022, (click on image for larger view)