Tuesday, August 3, 2010

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." Pablo Picasso

I am having one of those weeks where everything goes right! This is starting to make up for that last week that went exactly the opposite way. I have gotten lots of painting done and that, in itself, makes for a perfect week. I am counting from the middle of last week when things started to turn around. I was soldering charms and couldn't seem to get anything right- after I got them all in the mail to their new owners, things started to go my way. I started on a group of canvases (mostly 4X4", a few 2X2", and a couple others). I like to put the base coat on a bunch at one time, so they are ready to go when I decide what to paint on them. I usually put the base coat/ background on in acrylic so it is dry and ready faster than if I use oils. In this case, I was planning some still life paintings with dark backgrounds- my favorite. When I really want to paint a serious still life, I start with gessoed masonite- these were for fun, and on canvas. When one painting is too wet to work on, I go to another- working on a group of paintings seems to work for me, and my attention span. Anyway, here are a few from my latest batch. I will be listing these on Etsy now, and then it is watercolor time again!
Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely work,especially the "cherries".I paint sets like these myself,looking forward to seeing more


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