Friday, November 27, 2009

Daily Painting #179

This is not a large spice bottle, but rather really small apples. And a small bowl. I think they are crab apples, I have no idea.

Other news; My assistant, Brie, the dog, and I brought some new pieces down to White Magdelena today in Hingham Square.

And I received Carol Marine's book, 100 Small Paintings in the mail today - she's outdone herself again - I swear she doesn't sleep.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Daily Painting #177 & #178

Back on track, for the past two days I haven't been able to paint early in the day, which had pushed my posting off until the paint dried, which was usually past my bedtime. But today, I got up early and have already done two paintings. The apple painting is yesterdays post done late last night and today's is of the mugs, the other I did today is not done yet. . .

Now off to make a dish for Thanksgiving! I'm thinking ambrosia, put this fruit to more use!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Daily Painting #174

Other news: It's my seventh Cancerversary! However, it's my first year knowing about this term. . . it's an actual word marking the occasion of one's diagnosis, final chemo, something like that - for me it's the last day of my chemo seven whole years ago.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Daily Painting #173

I've made two discoveries today -
One; if I use the table near the window for my setups, I get a really lovely natural light for hours - now how have I missed this up until now - it seems so obvious?

Two; I've also discovered the 'sell similar items' in the Ebay menu - sadly, I've been really doing a lot of strange things in order to list my Ebay items, all the while, thinking, there's got to be a better way. . . !

Other News: Happy Anniversary to my parents! And Brie, the dog, not the cheese, has just returned from her day at the grooming parlor. But, that's not all, got new pipes today too. . . which, if you've ever had old pipes is really, really, really good news. . . good night!

Raymar Art Contest

This just in!
I was selected as one of the October Finalists for the October Raymar Art Competition. Check it out here at Raymar Art Contest.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Daily Painting #172

Thursday again - painted in studio w/the favorite painting group - only one session left! Did a bigger 12" x 12" painting there, this was a little one done at home will post the other at some time and I still owe the blog the others from last weekend's workshop too.

In other news: Brie has been featured on someone else's blog. . . it's gone to her head, this stardom, she thinks she's a micro-celebrity. May I remind her, she's still a dog and can't even access the internet.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Daily Painting #171

This one I did on Saturday but did some tweaking to it today and am working on another one right now!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Daily Painting #170

I set up one still life, only to turn around to notice the items I cast off had a better set up, all on their own. So, I picked up my easel, turned it around and started painting!

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Daily Painting a Day #169

I started an Ebay store today for a buy it now option - one can use a credit card, it's totally secure because I have it set up through PayPal. I haven't figured it all out yet, but I'm getting there. . .

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Daily Painting #167 & #168

I didn't post yesterday but it was for a very good reason;

I painted ALLLL day instead at a workshop by Page. The chair is from her house, we painted interiors and did exercises based on values and warms and cools. I'll post those soon. I think when faced with a gray day, maybe I can imagine it warm instead? I don't know, but I'm going to try my theory soon.

Friday was great too - Avante Garde opened and it was super exciting - thanks to those who made it extra special. . . Avante Garde is up until December 6th at Oceanside 17, 17 Rockland Circle, Hull, MA -

And finally, today's painting is of the bottles. . . I've been avoiding glass lately and decided to go for it. The glass bottles were found in the ground outside by my parents in their first house - intact, nary a chip. . .

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Daily Painting #165

I had an interesting Thursday morning - it's still my favorite day of the week painting with some of the loveliest of people - but it was so gray - Page, my favorite day artist leader, (click here to paint w/her in Mexico) once showed me a photo reference artist Connie Hayes used on a painting of houses w/hardly any contrast. No light source!? And CH was able to pull out the most amazing color palette and lights and darks - how do people do that?!!! I want to do that!

I couldn't get in a zone to make the painting feel good - it was just so gray, everything seemed, well, gray. . . anyhow, I did the only thing I could do - go to the market on the way home, buy a boatload of fruit (okay, a bag load) and get painting (promptly after some M&M's and a cup of tea). I guess the best thing to do after one of those paintings that make you feel not so un-gray, is do another one, and then another. . . the M&M's help too. . . now I'm off to walk the dog.

Oh and I received the most helpful comment on my images for posting - hopefully the images load quicker now! Thank you!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Daily Painting #164

I got my first Ott light this week which is a light made to replicate natural daylight indoors.
I had never known of such a thing and am happy I've been 'turned on' to it - oh dear, it's late, I made a pun - good night!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Daily Painting #163

A piece of artwork was selected for the upcoming show, "Avante Garde" at the Oceanside 17 Gallery!

Other News: The number I reserved for the Duane Keiser Oddment has been marked off on his site - it still doesn't exist yet, of course, but it's on hold! For me!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Daily Painting a Day #161

A day in November, outside without a coat! Unheard of! I keep thinking about what Carol Marine stated about shadows last week on her blog - how they aren't always as dark as one would think and take on ambient light. . .

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Daily Painting #160

I did most of this one Thursday too - a couple of little tweaks today to it - I'm also working on a bigger painting today which isn't done (yet). . .

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Daily Painting #158

I would never have thought painting root vegetables would be so much fun.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Other news: I signed up for a Duane Keiser Oddment.
What is an oddment? Well, it's a couple of things, but for me it means an affordable Duane Keiser original. I signed up for one that doesn't even exist yet. It's like a grab bag.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

This is a bigger than normal one, 16" x 16" - I've been working on it on and off since Friday. . . today, I think it's done.

This is yesterday's painting, but it wasn't dry by the time I went to bed - oh, I scan in my images which is why I'm always waiting for things to dry before I post.

In other news: Bumble Brie, the dog.