Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Three Pears in a Teal bowl

I noticed my paintings had become a little fussy again.  Not that it was wrong but my intention has been to simplify and make brushstrokes more interesting.  So I think this is more like it.  Comments and critiques are always welcome.

Next Up...

I had a few good photos of this particular session and decided to make a little series of them.  This one on the easel still needs some tweaking but I'm almost there.

Friday, January 24, 2014

First Painting of 2014

and it feels good to be painting again.  I've already almost finished the second one and it will be a somewhat snowy Saturday afternoon so I will complete a third this weekend.  I will post better photos when I take photos in the light of day.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Slow Start to a New Year

...but that's okay.  I'm absorbing thoughts and ideas.  I am trying to be more selective about what to spend my time on.  Unofficially (because I don't make New Year's resolutions) I made a mental note to do more portrait and figurative work this year.  So quick sketches such as the one posted here is something I will try to make more time for.  I may even work on my journals and sketchbooks more this year....

Saturday, January 11, 2014

A New Year

A slow start to a new year but I'm just re-charging.  January for me (as it is with most people I would think) is a time to re-assess and prioritize.  I never make resolutions but I do make lists of what I'd like to accomplish.  I like having that list to confirm where my energy was spent in the previous year.

I know that this year, I'd like to do more figurative work, some portraits, learn the ins and outs of collagraphs and work larger.  Having said that I love the small formats too and will not be ignoring that.  But after playing around in photoshop to drop my small format paintings into this blank wall photo, it does get me fired up to do something large again just for the drama.

Here is wishing everyone who visits a happy, safe New Year.