Monday, January 25, 2010
Here is another lime, looking more like a lemon, with a little Japanese tea cup. I love these little cups. I've got four of them, two turquoise, one yellow, and one magenta. I've been wanting to tackle them for awhile and the lime seemed a perfect partner.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I had to do a painting of this Mandarin, or is it Clementine, again. I struggled for a day and had to give up, scraping it off multiple times with no luck at all. But, coming back to it today, voila! Cute little orangey fruit practically paints itself. I just don't get that. Anyway I love how this turned out and hope you do too.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Finally, back to some still life, and a real live something to paint. Here is a mandarine orange I think, with some leaves. I like fruit or vegetables that still have something of the tree or plant that it came from still attached. Super market foods are beautifully alike, and pristine, but I prefer the odd shape, or color, the twig or stem and leaf, the slight bruise or nip in the skin. At least to paint.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I've been struggling for 3 days on a painting dear to my heart, and it just isn't working. I've been away too long though without posting anything, so here is a photo I took a couple of nights ago when we went out to the show thinking we would see "Avatar - 3D IMAX".
What were we thinking? Actually it might be a sign of age, not realizing that every human being in Orange County between the ages of 13 and 25 also had the same idea. And all of them were standing in line. So, quick readjustment and we saw "Sherlock Holmes" instead. Which certainly wasn't your or my Mom's Sherlock Holmes, but I thought it was pretty great anyway.
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Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
The group I paint with, the Southern California Plein Air Painters Association has been
given the golden opportunity of having our very own gallery, thanks to the generosity of
the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum. In order to raise the funds needed to renovate the
space we've been given, we are holding a raffle in which the 3 paintings you see in the
flyer (click at the top of the flyer on "full screen" to view the whole thing),will be
available to win. Also a roundtrip ticket to Catalina, free dinners at local restaurants and
gift baskets will be available. If you would like to buy a/some tickets just email me and I will give you all of the information. Your support for this would be HUGELY
(for some reason embedding this pdf poster has thrown the typing off and the words are
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This is a commission I've done looking North across Lake Tahoe from Camp Richardson.
It's a summer painting, obviously, since right now the whole beach there is covered in Snow. In fact my husband and I spent New Year's Eve right here at a little restaurant at the camp called the Beacon. If you ever visit South Lake Tahoe, be sure to stop in there. Anyway, I promised this painting ages ago to my sister in law, and now it's finally finished.
It will be coming your way just in time for your Birthday, Syd. I hope you don't mind seeing it early.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Here we are getting close to Bishop. The eastern Sierras are always awe-inspiring to see, and when topped with snow, towering over the grasslands below, I feel like I'm in Tolkien's Middle Earth. Every year we make this trip, I feel like I'm seeing it for the first time.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Happy very belated New Year!! At long last I am returning to posting a Daily Painting. I hope all of you had a blessed and joyful holiday and a jubilant New Year.