Thursday, June 29, 2006

Daisy Jar 4

Continuing to build up the darks and work on the jar. I'm not sure about the checked cloth at this point.. we'll see where that goes. Still working capture that feeling of light in the daisies and glass. I think I might put this aside for a day or to and work on the next fruit and crystal one...a re-do of a pears and crystal. This time in a larger size for the print people.

I sent off a packet to a gallery in NY that requested some slides and information. I've never really worked with a gallery before, and I hope I sent the right information. I already feel I didn't send enough slides. Funny how just sending information to NY can make me feel like a country bumpkin LOL I'm not really, I grew up right outside Washington, DC and now live in Charlotte (which while not a big city, does hold it's own :)) There just something about "new york gallery" that can strike fear in the heart of an artist! Please keep your fingers crossed for me... maybe they will like my work, even if I didn't have the packet just right.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Watermelon Art

Just shows, art comes in all shapes, sizes and mediums! I wish I knew the artists, but this was sent to me in a forwarded email...I have no clue where it originated, but wanted to share.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Daisy Jar 3

sorry the photo came out a little whopsided on this one!

I consider this painting to be in the ugly adolescent stage.. all my painting seem to go through this. Just have to grit my teeth and keep painting and hope it all turns out okay in the end. Working on adding darks to the leaves, starting to work on the jar and shadows. Darkened the back ground and added shadows to the daisy petals.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Pentecost, A. Wythe,tempera, 1965

A few weeks ago, Dev and I went had dinner with some of our fellow rock enthusiasts. It was a wonderful evening of good food and better company. Our host is an avid collector of quality. He has a stunning collection. However, while the other guests were ooooing and ahhing over the rocks, I was blown away by what they had over their couch. It was a signed Andrew Wythe print of fishing nets blowing in the wind. I am sure I have seen the painting in books, but seeing it full size just stopped me in my tracks. I must have stared at it for 10 mins.. it was like having a painting class to be able to see the painting so close. I tried not to leave any nose prints on the glass!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Daisy jar 2

Have the first layer on the stems and the cloth painted. Next will be the daisy centers and some of the shadows. Shadows on white flowers are always tricky.. keep your fingers crossed for me.

Dev and I just finished two weekends of rock and gem shows. One in Charlotte (our home club) and one in Asheville. I couldn't believe how "arty" Asheville has become since I was a kid. I enjoy the shows and meeting people, but I am glad to be home and excited that tomorrow is my painting day! (after filling orders, and vacuuming.. ah the life of an artist is so glamorous!

Monday, June 05, 2006

The Daisy Jar - Drawing

Drawing on paper.. photo darkened so you can see the lines. Painting the stems through the glass should be an interesting challenge!