Monday, May 30, 2011
Painted this today (Memorial Day,2011) Very hot, 92 degrees, buggy with all the rain this year. Difficult to design as there was so much lawn but I didn't want the Mansion to be the center of interest. I think I am getting better at trees but still have problems with my greens.
This this weeks's Daily Paintworks Challenge,OUTSIDE MY WINDOW. I actually painted outside my front door! Had a hard time designing the flag. It was blowing pretty good. 92 degrees today. Attempted to design a composition so that the piller wasn't in the middle of the canvas and the flag was in the upper right third of the canvas. And then there were all those greens!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
This was done plein air at Malabar Farm last Saturday 5/21,2011. It was one of the first nice days we have had here in Ohio.I got the background a little wet and it was difficult to put it cooler. I changed some of the tree shapes and some of the shadows to make a more pleasing painting.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
This weeks DPW challenge. I loved doing this as I so love cats. I almost changed the background but decided to keep the color and attempt to make it look like a pillow couch. I made the kitten not as dark for a softer effect. I am loving these challenges as it puts me on a time schedule and I get more experience painting!
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Third Plein Air...really working on trees. Difficult to get the blooms without getting spotty. Pretty happy with this except my photos are eliminating some of yellow. Probably this cloudy weather!
Painted this between rainstorms in Holmes County OH on May 1st for the start of the Plein Air Society's 2012 Anniversary Exhibition. A challenge, rain, clouds, wind and a strong odor of cow manure in the barns we used as a windbreak. First plein air of the season...feels like starting all over again.