Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lady in Red

Sometimes you work on a painting and just can't get one part "right."  That was the case with the Lady in Red's face.   I worked and worked on it and rather than overworking it (any more than I already had done), I decided to STOP!

I'm working on not being so negatively judgmental of my work.  I had the delightful experience of seeing an old friend - a lady who is now in her eighties - recently.  She has started painting flowers and is SOOOOO proud of them.  She doesn't apologize that they are not perfect, but enjoys the process of creating and sharing her creations with others!  Maybe there is a lesson there!

Monday, April 23, 2012

April Figure Painting

In Andy's Monday Creative Figure class, we have been working on losing some of the edges of the figure, on creative expression, and on lights and darks.  I brought home my charcoal drawing from last week and worked to capture the image in oil paints. 

Dancing Sisters

I've been experimenting with my palette knife lately.  When I saw a photograph of a little girl dancing on the beach, it gave me an idea for a subject to attempt.  My sister Nell and I are very close, and we used to take dance lessons together.  SO, I "doubled the fun" and painted dancing sisters.  Here's the result.  (I'm the blond.)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Stiletto Sprint

These two little (8X10) paintings were just quickies to celebrate the upcoming Stiletto Sprint which will be held on Saturday, April 28th, at Southpark Mall.  The Sprint is to benefit the Carolinas Ovarian Cancer Fund at Levine Cancer Institute.  My good friend, Phyllis Zellmer, who has been battling peritoneal cancer is one of the sprinters.  I hope you will support this important cause by either signing up to sprint, volunteering, or making a donation.  You can do this on-line and see details by going to www.tealheels.org    

Happy Easter!