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.