Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A Painting A Day....or Two.. May 20th

Ok I cheated a little and did 4 paintings to cover the next few days. These are a part of my "Glimpse" series started years ago and will likely go off and on for years to come.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

A Painting A Day....or Two..

A Painting A Day....or Two.. May 16th

Yes!!! I'm going to try to do this little exercise as well and working on my bigger landscapes and theme show paintings. I did a series of the "glimpse" paintings years ago and I've always loved the effect. I find them quick to do and they help me with the brush work for my larger pieces. And no Daria and Dan, I'm not putting a fairy or a dragon in them ;)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Acts of Contrition

"Acts of Contrition"

This painting was way out of my comfort zone to do. I've never been overly fond of painting people in a realistic fashion, although I really did enjoy working on the hair. The glass bottles posed some challenges too but I was pleased with the end result on those. This painting was to depict that all things are not always perfect post-feminist movement and that everyday pressures on women pile up in to feelings of guilt and inadequacy. I did this painting as part of a celebration of 60 years of art at the Art League. This painting did not get into the show but was a excellent learning experience for me in dealing with other subject matter other than landscapes.