This small painting just got a few final brushstrokes that sent it from “hmm” to “complete.” More beautiful blooms from my good neighbor. We went to the Old Town and Wells Street art fairs in Chicago today – so much beautiful art! I am blown away. I especially loved Signe and Genna Grushovenko’s paintings, the mixed media work of Ronna Katz, and Katie Musolff’s watercolors.
I also just finished watching James Gurney’s Gouache in the Wild video. It was so good, an I hope to tune up my gouache outdoor sketching skills in the coming days and weeks.
This is a radiant little orange. I was having some trouble with it – I accidentally put the orange right in the center of the board. I wiped the painting down, started over and it came together. “Brave little orange faces the future.”
Spring break, and the sun is out between waves of thunderstorm. We’ve had some fun group painting sessions here this week. I’ll post photos of the work soon. This is a 9 by 12 inch oil on gessoed hardboard.
This painting was quick and painless – nice break from a lingering larger piece that I’m feeling less sure about. I used photos from our visit to an apple orchard last fall. We tried to pick properly without damage to the trees, but a few twig casualties did occur. For painting I like fruit with leaves and sticks attached – nice for context. I also enjoy the effects of light, like that golden, glowing reflection on the white plate.
My daughter has a white rosebush named Cloudette, and this is one of the delicate blooms.
Click on the painting to see it in my etsy shop.
At 12 by 16 inches, this painting of a pansy bouquet is on the larger side for me. Thanks to my marvelous neighbor for the flowers. I love the color in the reflection.