Friday, August 7, 2009

Squash N' Beets

It has taken days to find the 10 hours it took me to paint this one. It was fun though. I don't know the name of this purple colored squash I found at the local farmers market but I thought it would work in this painting. Using this busy yellow background is very different from most of my other more classically styled paintings. Please feel free to offer any critique or comments. Every painting is a learning experience for me.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Cordial, Cream and Cocktail

Whew!! It's my first small painting and it took longer than I thought it would. One of the reasons I want to force myself to finish a "daily painting" is to learn to paint faster and a bit looser in areas less important and keep the details to the subject. Well..faster and looser didn't exactly happen on this one. The subject matter didn't lend itself to looseness.. but mostly it is just my tendency to paint everything I see. I'll keep working on it .. stay tuned! See you soon.