Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Brass Vase with Pears - oil

I feel that fruit might become my favorite subject. It doesn't move and has beautiful colors and totally unpredictable shapes. Another favorite of mine are metal objects. I feel that they are total challenge, but the rewards, if executed well, are enormous. There is so much to learn. Some days it seems that I am finally getting it and than next time it is totally frustrating. I am sure this is called creative process :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Windy Hill From Foothill Park - oil

This painting was fun to paint. I enjoyed the colors and dynamics of the clouds. Reflections are a lot of fun too. Not easy, but fun. I finished this in the class. I am not the fastest painter, so it is a record for me.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Oriental Vase and Pear - oil

White is always interesting. I did picture with white candle stick and cup in pastel and it was a learning experience. This painting was fun I enjoyed the metal surface of the short container and getting the white vase look white and not dirty. The background makes it all come together.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Coastal Landscape - oil

Why do i always pick tough subjects? I like challenge and here it is. I never painted ocean with waves and cliffs. I love the the coast and the ocean. So it just makes sense that I should learn to paint it. Just give me a few years :) I didn't finish this one either, but I will.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Vase, Platter with Lemon and Urn - oil

Challenge. Blue vase didin't quite come together. There was light coming from all directions, so the shadows didn't quite make sense and I didn't fix them.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Spring Landscape before Storm - Oil

First landscape. I really enjoyed painting it, but didn't finish. I need to work on speeding up. But I feel that if I rush I do not pay the attention the subject deserves. So there you go. I have a good excuse.

I might come back to it. I think it has some good dynamics. It would be fun to pull together. And I did work on it at home. The difference is pretty incredible. I am glad I worked on it some more. Top pictuer is the finished painting

I liked reference photo for this painting for the drama in the sky and for the beautiful yellow flowers in the foreground. It has the drama of the storm coming, the light and dark and fun colors. I didn't finish it in the class, but because I really liked it finalized it at home. I am trying to figure where to paint out of the class.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Blue Vase with Lemons

Lemons are fun to paint. I need to get another lemon tree, my old one died :( Fruit in general is interesting to paint.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Vase with citrus fruit - oil

Slowly learning, but feel much better about it. Have to admit that in the class I feel pretty inferior. Most of the people are really good. But I love the challenge. I should paint smaller, it takes lass time.