Friday, September 30, 2011

salt n' peppa shakas

Thought I'd start back at it with an easy subject only to be reminded that there are no easy subjects. These little shakers were quite a big challenge! 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Indian Corn with a little pumpkin

This weeks entry to the Daily Paintworks Challenge which welcomes in autumn!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

More Italy Sketches!

favourite bridge in Venice
Trevi Fountain, Rome
Fountain at Tivoli, outside Rome
Here are a few more sketches from Italy.  I plan to get back to painting this weekend... when I'm all sorted out and the jet lag finally wears off!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Rome, Florence and Venice!

Beautiful Venice
Vespas line the streets in Rome
Lion statue, Florence
View from hotel, Rome. Tiny cars park sideways as Vespas fly past! lion statues!, Florence
I'm home from Italy! With lots of sketches. Can't decide if I'll add a splash of watercolour to them now that I'm home... as was the plan. I kinda like them as they are.  Hmm. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I'm Goin' on the Road!

I'LL BE IN ITALY FOR 2 WEEKS!!! Sooooo Excited!
This is my 70th blog in 3 months - Perfect timing for a 2 week break.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Line Drawings - On The Subway...

GO WEST - pink frame
IN THE ZONE - green frame
NORTH SIDE SOUTH SIDE - purple frame
SLURP! - blue frame
No lifting the pen... from S (start) to F (finish).  I usually do about 15 of these and generally 4 or 5 work out.  It's hit or miss, but that's the fun!
4"x6" pen drawings come in colourful 5"x7" frames.  Artists quality hot pressed paper with archival quality acid free pen
$35 each framed  

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

You're a Shoo-in!

I decided to paint my favourite summer shoes before putting them away for the year...

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

and the plot thickens

I'm continuing to turn my sketches into oil paintings, which means learning to sketch in a new way.  I love line drawings, but they don't give me the information I need to paint from.  So, my original sketch was made up of values and colour notes.

Friday, September 02, 2011

yellowy orangey

Today I was thinking about the importance of incorporating pattern into still life setups. Well, maybe not the 'importance' of, but the impact of.