Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Think Pink

For some reason, while I was doing this painting, the song "Think Pink" from the Audrey Hepburn movie, Funny Face, popped into my head and wouldn't leave. You can watch the movie performance of this song on youtube--one of the lines from the song is "think pink and you're Michelangelo". Too funny.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Pear and Eggshell

Beautiful day in Connecticut today. Stopped by Susan Powell Fine Art in Madison to bring in this recent painting and to see the new David Dunlop exhibit (so worth a trip).

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Roadside Daisy

Thought I would try a different flower with a dark background before hightailing it back to my comfort zone of lighter backgrounds.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Two for the Road

I decided to finish this study which had been started in Qiang Huang's workshop last weekend. (Did I mention it was fabulous?) Qiang often uses dark backgrounds which are lovely and mysterious. I find them a challenge.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Two Versus Three

This painting was done a while ago. It is oil on gessoed watercolor paper. (I have lots of watercolor paper in the mini art supply store otherwise known as my basement.) I painted this weekend but nothing that I am going to post yet. I was at a weekend workshop given by Qiang Huang, who is pictured below giving a mini demo on the last day. Qiang is a wonderful teacher-- generous, patient, organized and full of info.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Little Pitcher

Although the pitcher and lemon take center stage, the red background will not be denied its place in this scenario. The power of cadmium red--amazing.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Red Grapes and Pear

Just completed this larger still life featuring my favorite milk bottle. ( Favorite things - I feel like bursting into song like Julie Andrews.)