Saturday, November 29, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
These are based on a photo ref of a beautiful old Olive Tree. Other people see pictures in clouds...I see them everywhere. In this case I saw a male and female figure in the tree.
(WDE ref Jean Sommers)
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I consider this to be a break through piece. I am learning to use color more, and this one is just a little more "painterly". I am quite pleased with the results.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I love this piece. I wasn't certain I was up to the challenge of all the colors reflecting through the glass apple, and bouncing off the table, the fruit, and back again...but this has really been fun. Almost like doing a jigsaw puzzle, as I fit glow to glow.
I also really like the juxtaposition's occurring in this piece... of the glass apple against the real pear and orange; of the height of the apple and pear against the orange; of the luxury of the glass apple, against what I have altered to be a tattered tablecloth and a worn table; etc.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Malti was a Baby Asian Elephant at the Calgary Zoo. She lost her battle against an elephant-specific virus on Nov. 1st. I felt compelled to create a painting in honor of this little one..and in a setting similar to the natural habitat for these elephants.
(WDE Ref Photo by Mike Beckett)
Thursday, November 6, 2008
This was an experiment to try and use a jewel tone type palette for a landscape. I really enjoyed playing with this. Since finishing it, I have scanned the painting into photoshop and tried cropping it to see what would happen, and found there are a number of different ways this one panel could be cut and displayed as smaller pieces.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
One week ago today, I saw a huge meteor as I was driving home. It was so beautiful...a huge green flame of gases at the front, and it was going so straight and appeared to be going so slow I wasn't certain whether it was a really big meteor...or what. The local newspaper confirmed the next day it had been a meteor. I have a friend who is into astrology, and she says seeing that meteor was very good luck. Going by today's news, maybe she is right!
Monday, November 3, 2008
This was another of Mithila's WDE images, of a pack mule in the Himalayan mountains. I thought it was so cute, I'd like it in my sketchbook. I am trying to put in one little painting for each of the WDE hosts, as a remembrance.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
The new week's hostess of the WDE challenged us to take one of her images and make it an abstract. The photo I used was full of cloud images, and this image was so strong to me, that I actually doodled it while speaking with my Dad on the phone. It just seemed so natural, the only thing I had to move was the tree...which makes it lean to the surreal side but I believe these types of paintings come out however they want to.
(WDE Photo Ref by Mithila)