Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Painting With Strange Shapes

I have spent many hours today on a painting that is still not finished. My hands, however, are finished, as well as my shoulders.  Time to give it a rest.  Sometimes it may not be possible to finish an entire painting in one day. I just have to accept that and not beat myself up for it, right?

And tomorrow I'm going out of town. I'll take my paints and stuff with me, but I won't be posting them until I get home in a few days.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Miniature Horse

I always thought if I could paint horses and people I could paint just about anything, but both are still a challenge to me. Next time I'll need to be careful not to get the nose so close to the edge of the paper. This is going to be difficult to frame.

100 Faces

All these daily projects are really ramping up my creativity.  So I starting a new face project here: 100 Faces
Every time I draw or paint a face I'll post it on that page until I reach 100. It won't be daily (I can't take on anymore daily projects), but I'll do my best to keep adding fresh material.

Monday, November 28, 2011

'Red Hat in Winter' Original Painting

"Without Meditation There is No Mediumship"

Here are yesterday and today's paintings.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fletcher Painting

Today I got to paint outdoors, in public, from life. People mostly ignored me. So I didn't have as much performance anxiety as I expected.  I did get interrupted a lot so it took me most of the event to do one painting. And I didn't get to work on any of my other projects.  I like how it came out though. I'm learning more each day.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Girl With a Rose Painting

Trying to get the hang of this new style. New to me anyway.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Portrait in Acrylics

I sure struggled with today's painting.  The inspiration was Modigliani. I finally got it at least moving in the right direction, but the day was over and so was I. Maybe it will grow on me but I think it sure looks funky now. I think it's hard to finish a realistic portrait in one day.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Study in Turquiose White and Purple

I keep thinking about the Vogels and their Minimalist painting collection and decided to try a painting in that vein tonight. It's still wet so this is the best photo I could get.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fourth Panel in Gold and Purple Semi-Abstract Series

I hope I can find some square foot frames for these. Maybe black frames with black mats. And someone to hang them for me since hanging up paintings is not my forte.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Gold and Purple Series 3

Today got away from me and I just now finished tonight's painting. Truly, I didn't feel like painting, but sometimes you have to just do it and now I'm glad I did. I'm barely a week into it, I can't be slacking off already.

Here is what some of the panels look like next to each other.  I have one more panel to go.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dancer 2 in the Purple and Gold Series

It's about to rain so I had to paint indoors today.  Feeling a bit under the weather and not quite as happy with this one. Maybe it will grow on me.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Mask and Pearls and Dancer Paintings

Here is square foot painting number 5. There will be four paintings in this series.

This is square foot painting number 5, featuring mask and pearls.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Square Foot Paintings One and Two

I started my first paintings today for the Square Foot Art Gallery project.  I did an abstract painting I'm going to call Ribbons.  I put gesso on a piece of Bristol Vellum.  Then I painted it with gouache and water color sticks.

For the next one I wanted something a little down home and friendly so I painted 2 folk art chickens.  I love painting chickens for some reason. It always makes me happy. It took me most of the day to do these two paintings. Part of the reason is the gesso kept fading into the paper. I had to repaint the stripes and dots three times.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Belly Dancer Mixed Media

I'm working on a mixed media piece of a belly dancer. I did the foundation drawing in crayons. I went ahead and scanned it, just in case I destroy it while doing the watercolor wash over it. Now I have to let it dry completely before I can scan it again.