Monday, March 30, 2009
This is generally what a painting of mine looks like after two or three unsuccessful attempts. I usually don't tend to post these works, but I thought some would appreciate this. Sometimes when I feel like I have completely forgotten how to paint I will just begin quickly throwing down paint. It actually helps me feel better afterward. And sometimes I actually like the end result.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
This month has been, and will be a bit slow. Sorry. I have had some sick kids this week. And, I will be going out of town soon.
I actually tried to do a landscape painting yesterday since the weather was looking a bit nicer. So I went up the canyon and set up. However, I did not last very long because it was bitter-cold. I got back in my car and realized that it was twenty degrees colder than in the valley. I think I will have to wait for a few more weeks.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
My apologies to my subscribers, I am not sure why some old posts have been email to all of you for the last two days. And since I don't know much about computers, lets just hope it fixes itself. Has anyone else had problems with this? Anyway...
I painted this one last night, and couldn't get a good picture till today. I tried my light box again, but just didn't like the result. I think the indirect light from the sun does the best job. So, there are three yellow tomatoes in this painting...can you see them?
Monday, March 2, 2009
I have been using a cardboard box with all of the sides replaced with tissue paper as a light box for my photos. But, I was getting tired of some of the results. The color often looked drab in contrast to the real painting, so I have been looking for a new photo spot. I took this picture on my front porch, and I think the natural light captures the colors of the painting better. I think I have my new spot...I guess the downfall is I have to take the picture before the sun goes down.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Hi all. Thanks for all the emails and comments lately, I very much appreciate them. Well, yesterday was a frustrating painting day, and I didn't end up getting one done. I am, however, happy with this one...But I might change the picture, the bottom of the painting is not as dark as this photo looks.