Sunday, September 22, 2013

Still Life

Here's a dual still life from a class demo. I painted the right square after the left square had dried.

The dark blue/purple cloth is made up of a mixture of Ultramarine Blue, Raw Umber, Alizarin Crimson. Maybe some other colors thrown in here and there. For the shadows of the white cloth, cerulean blue, raw umber, alizarin crimson was used. Maybe some opera rose or cobalt blue too.

By using some of the same colors throughout both the dark and light cloth, a color harmony is achieved.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Huzzah Huzzah!!

 At the recent Berea Arts Fest I was honored with the 'Best of Show' award. What a great thrill!
Also, the above piece has been accepted into the Ohio Watercolor Society's annual show for 2013. It was accepted to be a part of the traveling exhibit as well!

It's been a long summer and I hope to start posting more often now that the kids are back to school and a routine can be brought back into play. I have lots to show you from all of the plein air painting over at Gardenview this summer! Here's a study of hanging baskets done during one of our class sessions.