I really would love to get another cat... a more snuggly, picturesque one, but one that would get along well with Dixon too, of course. Is it weird that I specifically want a more photogenic pet? Maybe that's an artist thing, I dunno....
Ok, this is just out of my head. It was wonderful and bright and marvelously warm today, and I just wanted to, um.... freestyle something. I think the idea came through pretty well. I wonder how I could get this effect for real, so I could do a hyper-realistic version?
And the same idea as yesterday. But with more dramatic lighting, I guess... wonder how something like this would look against black? You'd have to be so careful of the scale, the blossoms are so little, but maybe... #1172
I need to find some more produce like this, with the leaves and stems attached! Then I can pose it against beautiful blue skies or transcendent white backgrounds like this.... seriously, anybody out there have some fruit trees I can bum off of?
My tiny princess, who is seventeen months old today. Growing up so fast! I am so in love with the right-facing profile in the portraits I've been doing for myself lately, and I'm not sure why.... Here's a link to my portraits page, if you're interested in seeing other examples, or commissioning one :)
Back to something a little more still-life-ey. I tried something different with this one, laying down all the paint with a very soft, narrow filbert. There's things I really like about it, and things I hate, but I think it's worth further experimentation.... :)
I was trying for something glowing out of the darkness, but I got something else instead. If I rework this, I'll let you know- and it'll most likey have some more intense oranges, and a pure white highlight :)
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 .