Friday, August 21, 2009

Starting New Floral Painting.

Today I am excited to start a new floral painting! It is always exciting to start a new painting, but it has been a few years since I have painted still life, much less a floral. Also I have never painted such a large oil flower painting. ( I usually paint flowers in watercolor.)
It will be a break from my figures, and it was actually hard to mentally make the change, because I have been focused for so long. I still love painting figures, but this is totally for me!
I'm posting a watercolor of peonies that I painted a few years ago, and sold. Peonies are one of my all time favorite flowers!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Painting Progression.

This is one of my favorite paintings of one of my favorite models, Kaitlin. The reason I like this painting is because of the look on her face. As I looked at the painting progression, I now wonder if the green background wasn't a better choice than the white, or gray....? (It is already at Modernism.) This was a painting that "painted itself", because I had all the information in the fixing, no changing, and no additions. A simple background! If I would paint it again, I would possibly take off the nylons, because they are pulled up so high.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Looking for a Title.

This is a new painting, I have been working on for awhile, trying to bring it to completion. I think I still have a little work to do on the hair, (again), but am fairly satisfied with the painting.
My friend Monica, who teaches Greek at UNM (as well as some other classes), suggested "Mimesis" for a title. It means reflection in Greek, and Caley, my model is a student of the Classics, so I think it works. Also the ocean in the window reflection could be in Greece.