Monday, April 13, 2015

Pretty in Purple

A Sweet friend and fellow artist, Sandy Abouda, took a picture of some pansies recently and we both set out for the challenge of painting them with a palette knife.  It was a lesson in patience and practice!  Purples are a difficult color for me, even though it is a favorite!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Waiting in Line

My drawing skills were put to the test on this painting, the third in the series from Leslie Saeta's palette knife workshop.  I actually ended up graphing the picture that had been printed and then transferring the grid to my board.  It makes complicated compositions a lot easier!

I desperately wanted to use some Phthalo Green in this painting and I think it turned out wonderfully well. It is a great color to mix with blues for the water.

A Box of Chocolates

This is the second in a series of paintings done at Leslie Saeta's workshop in Atlanta earlier in March.
We all retained a red bow, but made the color of the box and background our own.  One of the other artists said mine looked like a wonderful "Box of Chocolates".  I liked the name.  I am still amazed that such odd blocks of color up close, make for such a 3 dimensional look from a distance!