Monday, March 23, 2015

in the studio: weekly update #9

Last week was my Spring Break, so I had Wednesday-Friday off! I started three 10" x 10" paintings and one 10" x 8" painting! Hooray for large stretches of time to paint!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

in the studio: weekly update #8

This week, while walking my dog, I spent a good deal of time appreciating the pink azalea blooms 
dotting the lawns of my neighbors. Next door, there is a bright yellow hose slung over a wooden fence, with several pink azaleas blooming adjacent. I've titled the non-existent painting, Composition in Pink and Gold after Whistler's Nocturne in Black and Gold. I don't have a photo to share, because I keep forgetting to grab my phone on my morning walk, when the light is right. I do however have a couple of azalea studies, a painting of Clover (a birthday gift for my friend Rachel), a selfie, and minimal progress on the end-table from last week. The selfie and azalea studies are covering up some lily paintings from winter break. 

 4.75" x 3.25", oil on panel
 4.75" x 3.25", oil on panel

Clover and Azalea start:

Clover, 7"x 5", oil on wooden panel


7" x 5", oil on panel

Finally, the addition of 5lb weights and a cd case below the end-table, still not done.
7" x 5", oil on panel

Saturday, March 7, 2015

in the studio: weekly update #7

In the studio this week, I worked on several small 7" x 5" paintings.

The first of my unmade bed was a one shot deal...

The second of my greyhound has the potential to be worked up further (if she lays down again in that spot at the right time of day. Dogs don't like to hold still. 

The third is still in progress. The lampshade moved from Thursday to Friday night, also in daylight I realized that the carpet is terribly yellow and will need to be adjusted accordingly.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

in the studio: weekly update #6

In the last week, I finished three paintings...just in time for the Flagler College Faculty Show, opening this Friday at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum. I am hoping to start a new painting this evening, not entirely sure what it will be, my only guarantee is artificial light. Here are the finished pieces, proceeded by their starts (I will upload better photos next week, aka not iPhone photos, once I have them):

Saturday, February 21, 2015

in the studio: weekly update #5

Currently, my weekends and early week are the most productive. Last Saturday and Sunday, I was supposed to finish two paintings for the upcoming Flagler Faculty Show at the Crisp-Ellert Museum, opening in March. Instead, I started two paintings. This weekend, I am hoping to wrap-up loose ends, but I need direct I hope the clouds clear soon. In other news, I think I finished the coffee-pot/kitchen counter/sans-coffee-pot painting by allowing a kitchen towel to take the place of the coffee maker! See this weeks progress below:

A 10" x 10", oil on wood panel, started from our pile of folded laundry in the guest room:

Evening light on my bedroom's curtains, one of my favorite things:

A 10" x 8", oil on wood panel, featuring the pendant over my kitchen counter, at night. 

The Coffee-Pot/Kitchen Counter becomes the Sans-Coffee-Pot/Kitchen Towel, 10" x 8", oil:

Finally, a figure study that I completed in my figure painting class using a palette knife, and the tiny-small commission that has taken a couple of revisions (now ready to ship).

Saturday, February 14, 2015

weekly update #4

In the studio this week, my kitchen countertop painting went through some big shifts. Only after, repainting my coffee maker several times, did I decide to get rid of it all together. Below is the original start to the work(sometime in January) and where it stands currently.

I was also able to finish and deliver this sweet tiny-small commission in time for Valentine's Day, a slightly belated wedding anniversary gift. This is not the tiny-small commission that I referenced last week, that one still needs a little work...which I plan to tackle after posting this.