Category Archives: paintings
The shadow at the bottom is not in the painting–that must be my hand holding the camera!
I guess painting roses from my garden is pretty near the perfect combination of hobbies! I am in awe of great flower painters….and so I’m not terribly happy with my own results, but I figure it’s early days yet and … Continue reading
This guy again! This is my third try with this fellow. I just adore his face. This is a lot more like the original by John Singer Sargent than the version a couple posts down, which was my first try. … Continue reading
I usually paint with a setup in a box with a controlled light source, and for this I just set it up next to a window, so as the sun went behind clouds the shadows changed. Aargh! Oh well. I … Continue reading
I am so happy with this one! Grapes are really fun to paint, and I love the allusion to wine that the corks bring in.
I fell in love with the wine bottle still life paintings of Erling Steen. So clean, so balanced, so boiled down to the essence. I decided to use one of his simple setups and see if I could copy it. … Continue reading
In painting class we are working on spheres. After almost three years of classes I am still struggling with basic things like the shadow side of a sphere-shaped object, so it’s nice that Jennifer came up with some exercises to … Continue reading