Thursday, September 30, 2010

Memories of Morandi

"memories of Morandi" 3x4 inches, watercolor on board

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Yellow Cup and Cherries

Thought this was a better composition.
"Yellow Cup and Cherries" 4x3 inches, watercolor on board

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I was in the winter 2008 Watercolor Magazine and saw a few paintings by Stefanie Anderson which I really loved. Haven't been able to find her on line. I've been looking at her work for a couple of years. Funny how long it can take to be inspired and then be able to make it your own.
I'm having fun with her concept of really soft edges and light creamy background and foregrounds.
"Cherries" watercolor on board, 4x3 inches

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pitcher and Strawberries

The concept was to keep all the colors quiet except the strawberries. Also played with edges being very soft.
"Pitcher and Strawberries" 4x3 inches, watercolor on board

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Drawing Lesson from New York Times

This lesson on drawing ellipses is excellent.
It makes such a difference in paintings or drawings to get the ellipse drawn well. One trick I use is to turn the painting upside down after drawing one side. Seems my hand always goes askew in the same direction so this is an attempt to get it even! Also helps to look at drawing/painting upside down to get a fresh look.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sugar Bowl Morandi

Got into a "line 'em up" Morandi thing!
"Sugar Bowl Morandi", watercolor on board, 3x4 inches

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Got a Richard Schmid video

I've had a Richard Scmid DVD since my birthday (March) and just recently watched it. Nit because I wasn't excited about watching him paint but I like to keep new videos and books aside until I need inspiration. This happens all too often. I'm sure everyone experiences it; just part of the art process. We can't be "on" all the time. Sometimes a bit of slight depression sets in and I can't remember that I have this "jumpstart inspiration" device available to me. I also get extremely bored when my mind isn't busy art thinking. In my defense (not that we have to defend ourselves) I did have quite unusual family responsibilities this year concerning my husband and mother. Anyway, I finally got around to watching the video. I also saw an article about Daniel Keys in Workshop Magazine. Seeing the printed image on top of the video just pushed me over the edge to try a painting in their style. I think mine is a bit like theirs so it wasn;t so much of a push.
It was fun and now my mind is thinking of how to apply it to still lifes.

"Landscape 1030" 3x4 inches oil on board

Sunday, September 12, 2010

After Fantin Latour

"After Fanin Latour" watercolor on paper, 4x3 inches

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Big Deep

Big Deep is a swimming hole in Woodstock, NY. A place that's dear to my heart. Especially when it's 90 degrees and I'm stuck in NYC!!
"Big Deep" 5 1/2 x 7 inches watercolor on paper

Friday, September 3, 2010

New Flower Painting blog

Check out this new new flower painting blog
It's in Spanish (Fernando Peno) has started it but there is a translation available.
I am honored to be one of the first to be included. Maybe you will be also!