Art conversations

Today was a great day for art conversations. I had a conference call about my summer residency. My questions were answered. The call also stimulated some questions for the next residency conversation. I also began a new painting. The piece is in the earliest stage. I simply blocked in the large areas of color. IContinue reading “Art conversations”

Lighting experiment

I set up a new composition with a new lighting scenario. Because I love the old masters and the contrasting lights and darks, I wanted to experiment with higher contrasts in my lighting situation. Also, this skull has been on my list of things to paint for months. The green participation ribbon has been inContinue reading “Lighting experiment”

Sunflowers in oil

Generally, each floret is oriented toward the next approximating the golden angle, producing a pattern of interconnecting spirals, where the number of left spirals and the number of right spirals are successive numbers. Think 1 +2 = 3. Then 3 +2 =5, and 5+3 = 8, 8+5= 13…These are called Fibonacci numbers.

Painting yellow

Spring is in the air. The trees are blooming. School is suspended for a week. #springbreak! Driving my daughter to and from a sleepover I settled on the idea of moving away from orange paintings, for a while, and paint the lovely bright yellow forsythia dotting the neighborhood landscape. Forsythia is a yellow flowering bushContinue reading “Painting yellow”

Entry confirmation!

I finally had the time and confidence to enter the Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition. The process wasn’t difficult. The hard part will be waiting until July 31st for results. I contemplated which painting to submit for months. I decided to enter the Pincushion oil painting. Read more about it here. It is a favorite.Continue reading “Entry confirmation!”

Selling art online

I sold two paintings last week! This is a record number for me. I have one packaged according to Saatchi’s policy: completely wrapped in acid free tissue, bubble wrap, and cardboard. The other painting is to a local person so no bubblewrap. I have printed a lovely certificate of authentication for each. I must admitContinue reading “Selling art online”

Painting upside down

Do you do this? Turn your paintings upside down? I do. I also check my drawings by looking at them in a mirror. I learned this from an Illustration prof at SVA. Also I am quickly running out of space to store my work. It takes weeks for the oils to dry. I think IContinue reading “Painting upside down”

Painting Rain

It has been raining here for days. The ground is saturated, schools are closed, and still it rains. What better time to list a painting of water for sale. Please check out this small painting I have listed for sale on eBay. Link This is a small abstract painting of water. Painted in the summerContinue reading “Painting Rain”