Friday, March 23, 2012

Apples in Silver Bowl

8" x 10" Oil on Board
This painting proves you need to paint from life! I sat this still life up
in the Pumfrey's afternoon class....I love all the reflections in  the
silver bowl.....I've been studying a DVD by Patricia Moran.
She doesn't draw the subject on the surface, she blocks in masses of
color......as soft as you can for as long as you can.
I've learned sooooo much, about getting a good start that
will create a great finish.......the ampersand gessoed board that I have been using
makes the brush strokes show without using a great amount of paint.

White Cabbage Rose


10" x 8 " oil on Board
I put this up in the studio just because I didn't like something about it....it didn't feel
right!  Guess What! The sides were off, so in class Wednesday afternoon
I corrected the pitcher and now I know it's finished!