The many faces of winter offer grand opportunity to play with color temperature & purity. The snow is a mirror for the subtle atmospheres that surrounds it, from pure warm and cool colors of a bright sunny day to the subtlety of a snowstorm.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
After a simple outline of the bench, I draw & shape the bench with a kneaded eraser. I use 8B graphite to work in the darker values. Touches of white oil paint to indicate the snow.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
|circular format for coaster|
|a pretty card for any occasion|
|same arbor, with a different background|
Monday, February 6, 2017
I love botanical for its own sake. This little white Ranunculus from last week is the inspiration for a little brainstorming on the computer this Monday.
Different elements are layer onto the little painting to create a new design. These 2 butterflies are on separate layers. As seperate layers, I'm able to freely play with the arrangement & position of them in my composition... till I found a combination that works.
|working up some hand lettering|
Some mornings, I can work up an entire new collection. Other mornings, I can't make anything happen on the computer.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
For a visual person, our long winter has too much greys & browns. On a boring Winter's day, heading over to Delhi, NY makes for a colorful break. Most of the buildings on Main St are from 1800's. STEWARTS on Main St, is my go-to resource for pretty things. It has something for everyone. From local tea to tempting home decor.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Another contemplative meditation on the process of painting. After many days of endless grey, the sun finally show up!
Frosty Pink is the perfect name to describe this hue. The pink sunrise glow melts into different shades of browns, pretty quickly.
Always a good idea to have some pre-mix colors for my nocturne... the winter landscape can be monotonous, but the sky can offer me endless color combination to play with.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Each season brings its own beauty & inspirations. Familiar winter view from my studio. A typical snowy scene of the Catskill Mountain.
I have another new design to add to my Winter Collection.