This lily was from a bouquet my son sent me when he was in Afghanistan. I intend to do more new works from my reference photos of those lilies and blue delphiniums. I have several more egg cups so watch for them as subject matter as well.
I found this carnival glass egg cup on Ebay about 3 years ago and this is my first attempt to paint it. The copper kettle just seemed to fit and of course I felt the eggs needed to be there as well. The flowers in the vase in the reference photo I took were gerbera daisies but these peonies worked better for the completed painting.
Word of advice to artists : Don't let your furry pet position itself between the fan and you and the easel !
;-) My mostly white calico cat did just that without my realizing it while I was painting and "here a hair, there a hair" (fur, I mean) appeared on my painting at random times. Lesson learned. Oh, I did remove the fur from the painting Did I dare move the cat.....of course not! The fan went off instead.
This is a beautiful carnival glass egg cup that has a rainbow of colors reflecting on it. It will be a challenge to depict it accurately. It has been in my possession for about 3 years and this is my first time to paint it and I look forward to completing this painting.
A great blog I follow by Matthew D. Innis talks about representational art and is wonderful for the experienced artist as well as the very beginner. A recent post has a demonstration about how Rembrandt might have painted in stages, and another excellent post is about Daniel Greene's palette and how he pre-mixes value strings before he begins his paintings. Check it out; interesting material.
Mount Waialeale on the island of Kauai is called the wettest spot on earth, but in truth there are a couple of peaks in India that rival for that title. Those two posts on either side of the trail are where a gate was in a scene of the movie "Jurassic Park". I intend to paint this area from my reference photos one of these days. To see more photos and a video of this beautiful mountain (complete with waterfalls) check out my photography blog
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I am currently working on a seascape and I hope to finish it in the next day or so, so please visit again soon!
A small landscape study with more yellow wildflowers. I believe I will paint a still life soon, but first I need to work on some seascapes. Once I sit in front of the easel, inspiration comes and I paint with passion what my mind conceives. (And what my reference photos dictate) :-)
This landscape was inspired by a reference photograph of mine taken in Texas when I lived in that state a few years ago. The yellow wildflowers were in bloom and I think they add a nice touch to the scene.
I completed this painting with my new studio assistant looking on with interest. I think she will make a great studio cat ! Meet Lika everyone.
I have painted this area once before in watercolors from a slightly different angle/spot. I have several reference photos of there and intend to paint this beach again in the future. There is a pier between the two white buildings in the far background.
Baby Makapu'u Beach is located on the windward or eastern shores of Oahu, Hawaii, near Sea Life Park .
It is usually not very crowded, and locals fish out by the rocks near this spot. It is a great place for children and for tide pooling.