Friday, May 28, 2010

Getting Warmerer
Oil on linen on panel
8 x 10



I promise this is the last time I will post this painting. But I think I got it right now. The flower
stopped screaming.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Getting Warmer Again
Oil on linen on panel
9 x 12



I decided to work on this on some more. I was unhappy with the flower on the left. It was too bright and it was calling to much attention to itself. It thought it was the subject of the painting and not the pot with flowers. It 's still a bit loud but better.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Cupcake
Oil on canvas on board
16 x 20




A familiar sight in Austin. The My Cupcake trailer.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Granny Smith
Oil on linen on panel
9 x 12



Here is another limited palette painting. This time I used sap green, alizarin crimson and white. Ooops, I lied, I also used a little cadmium yellow pale. One of my followers commented that painting is like playing music. It's all in getting the intervals right. Be it notes or colors.
Limiting the palette sure helps to keep those color notes harmonious.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cracked
Oil on linen on panel
9 x 12



I've been doing a number of paintings using a limited palette. It really makes me focus on the value structure and the warm and cool within those values. It's been a great exercise.
I only used 3 colors for this one blue, orange and white.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Getting Warmer
Oil on linen on panel
8 x 10




My sister-in-law lent me this pot. Thanks Jennifer.
I just love the warm glow on the pot and flowers contrasted with the cool light on the single flower.