Sunday, November 13, 2016

Interesting Article

oil         8"x 10"

 Judy, another artist friend, taking a rest and reading a magazine article. This is a nice contrast between the cool blue of her sweater with the warm glow of her living room.

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Morning Break

oil             8"x 10"

This time Dianne, another artist friend posed. I really like how the backlighting created strong plays of light across the table.



oil              5"x 7"

My artist friend, Ralphie, chose to play solitaire on her iPad while the rest of us painted her.


Sketching Me, Painting Her

oil               8"x 10"

Our group of artists has been getting together to paint, encourage, and motivate each other. Often we paint outdoors (en plein air) but when the weather started turning cold and rainy we moved indoors taking turns meeting in each others homes. This painting was a challenge for me because of the split focal points. What to focus on?  The shiny, elaborate samovar or my fellow artist-friend Marci? I tried to tone down the samovar and use the cooler colors on Marci (contrasting with the warm colors of the room) to draw the eye to her.
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