Friday, October 26, 2012

A Good Experience

I'm nearing the end of my term as artist-in-residence at the Neville Public Museum - Tuesday of next week is my last session. I'd like to thank the wonderful folks at the museum for making my stay memorable and enjoyable. I've been taking notes and will post some comments on what I've learned from this experience in a future message. If given the opportunity, I would definitely do it again. Sharing this time with good friends and family has been heart-warming. I've also gained valuable experience in painting from life. Thank you to all who have supported me in this process!

This is Chuck, my husband and hero.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Order Now for Christmas Gifting!

I haven't mentioned it in a while, so I wanted to post a reminder that I paint Pet Portraits. Everyone loves their furry friends! Give them a unique and everlasting gift of an original oil portrait of their pet. Big or small, I paint them all! I'll give you a great price if you order by November 2.

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Study in Differences

I painted these river scenes from the same spot on the same day -- one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The top one was the morning painting with the sun rising into my face. The lower one was painted the same afternoon with the sun at my back. They are quick studies, but a useful exercise in how I see my work with different light sources. In the morning, the shadows on the trees were all facing me, so I didn't see as much color as I did in the afternoon. The darks were much richer in the morning scene, while the color were more vibrant in the afternoon. I think I'll have to try this again some time!