Ok, to be perfectly honest... this was a daily painting, destined for eBay... and now I'm all in love with it and really don't want to cast it out into the cold, cruel world of online auctioning :-/ And I can't even put that down to weird hormonal fluctuations, since Baby is three months old. So I'm going to put it up in my little studio / painting corner as inspiration, and if you really really love it and want to buy it, email me (email@example.com) .
Oh, and something else: how do you put up that little "my Blog List" thing with the blogs you're following and the images and whatnot for the most recent posts? I'm sure I'm missing the obvious, but I can't find that application anywhere...
New discovery: Light Blue-Violet mixes really well with Burnt Sienna. It was a total still-had-it-on-my-palette impulse mix, but I love it, especially with my new fixation with interesting greys. Grays. Greys. Does it drive anyone else absolutely batty that there's two possible spellings for that? I mean, there's rules for like their there and they're, and for your and you're, but grey and gray.... I dunno.
*sigh* I am loving this weather! Nothing in the world like being able to leave the doors open and having a fresh, soft breeze through your house in the middle of January :) And going for walks in flips flops. Ande sitting outside to paint this. so Baby had lots of pretties to look at.
There! New subject and everything :) Also tried something else different- painted the donut as I knew it was under all that powdered sugar, then painted the sugar on top of it. I like it- makes it feel more real while you're doing the painting, even if it does violate the "Paint only what you see" commandment.
More doodling. Spent a lot of the day out at the Eno River taking pictures.... lots of pretties and good idea. Rocks and tree trunks and such, mostly. Baby loved it- lots of colors and shapes and sounds, of course, but also a lot of people out enjoying the 60-degree weather after that dratted cold spell!
Just a church spire against high, thin clouds.... this ridiculous cold weather is finally starting to crack! Soon we'll be back to typical NC winter conditions of alternating pretty sunny days and 45 degree rain.
Also wanting to share a link- http://rautiola.blogspot.com/ - Antti Rautiola's blog- she has a really amazing way with color. I especially love Blue Dream, posted December 28th :)
6x8 acrylic on canvasboard Same restricted palette thing again, totally different scale. You know how Duane Keiser will do pretty little vases of flowers against a big tall expanse of wall somtimes? Well, I wanted to try something a little bit like that....
'Nother white tulip :) Yesterday, today, and probably tomorrow are all being done with just three colors! Now you know I'm not one for the whole limited palette thing, but an experiment is always interesting... Prussian Blue, Medium Magenta, and Hansa Yellow. And white, of course.
Not sure how I feel about this one.... so I expect I'll leave it set in a corner till I decide how to make it perfect, or decide to paint over it :-/ The white tulip/ white background could be lovely, I'm sure....
.... and it's a 5 day auction starting at like 10 tonight. I was trying for harmony, but something to really make the tea "pop" too, so there's some paynes grey in everything- which was particularly great with the spoon. Lots of fun. Maybe I should do more flatware? Anyways, I'm posting with a naked almost-3-month-old on my lap, so I probably ought to go... :)
From some photos from Duke Gardens about a week ago, I believe. I imagine they're all frost-bitten now :( The blue is Primary Cyan and Titanium White... I tend to overlook Cyan, I don't know why, but it's a lovely mixer for so many colors....
Little bit of summer time here in the middle of this crazy freakin' cold front. Truly Crazy. I mean the weather lady said the last time it got like this was in '77.... since I wasn't born till '82, I'm allowed to think that's a long time, right?
Wow, isn't this just an amazing background color? Not entirely sure how I wound up at a purple-blue background for a mostly green-gold flower, but I think it works! Now I want to try the same thing larger... but that's the idea with all of the sketches, I know. Like yesterday's apricot, seeing what something would look like set against the super-dark background, all high and kind of to one side. And here saying hm, weird colors, but maybe.... and then huh, that worked! I'm not making any sense this evening, am I? Can I blame it on the Monday thing? Post holidays something or another? #735
I am an artist living and working in Hillsborough, North Carolina, and have been maintaining this blog as a daily painting project since January 1, 2008. Each of the daily paintings and studies posted here is available on Etsy. My larger and more involved works can be rented from me or purchased through Etsy, from the Broomfields Gallery in West Jefferson, North Carolina, from Bull City Art and Frame in Durham, North Carolina, or from me directly by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org .