Sunday, September 16, 2007

Barn from workshop

This is the barn I started at the workshop and finished at home. I really didn't like it. I had the doors lighter so that you could see into the barn and it was too busy. I darkened the doors, darken the sky, added ore shadow and voila! Now I like it for where I am in my painting. I learned a lot with this one. DH helped me learn that all lines should be vertical even when the horizontal is not horizontal.

Finished Poppies

On this painting, I decided to tip the picture in the frame. I lifted paint out to make more light and darkened the greens.

Wagon Wheel

I love barns! On this painting I was practicing old wood. It's about 6" x 8".

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Calla Lilly

This is the painting that I did at the Robert and Sharon Long Workshop. I loved the workshop and I loved the Long's. They were warm and generous. Our group put out some masterpieces. I thought that I would be the "baby" of the group since I have ony been painting seven months but I wasn't. I learned so much about mixing colors, glazing, shadows/light, and confidence/competence.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Red Poppy

This is a work in progress. I will update it after I go to the Watercolor Workshop.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

My Sister's House

I painted my sister Barbara's house for her birthday. I am so glad she liked it! Her house has beautiful new grey siding and I struggled getting the right essence of grey. Oh well, she liked it and that feels good.