Monday, May 30, 2016

Breakfast painting with Otto Mueller.

Starting the morning exercise.   I like it just like this.   But I will contine on.   

Morning with Matisse

Wispy curtains w view. 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Dribbles drops and splatters

The breakfast sketch was still on my art table when i decided to play around with splattering watercolors.   So this is the result.   Lol.   Got a little carried away.   

Loosening up exercise

This is my breakfast water color sketch  this am. Based loosely on an oil painting shown on left by Richard Allen.   I love Rich's brush strokes. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Morning rose

Watercolor and shredded wheat.   My breakfast painting today.   

Old rose

This is part of the series using acrylics watered down to look like watercolors.  Im calling it old rose.   It has that look. 

Sweet rose

I painted a series of roses in this style last week.    This is one of my favorites.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Art for breakfast.

Since my favorite spot for eating breakfast is at my art table in studio/sun room - I have picked up the habit of painting while I eat and listen to public radio.     Im doing quick watercolor sketches.   This one us based loosely on an August Macke  painting you can see on a post card lower left.  Its a nice way to start the day.   this might be the inspiration for a new felting project.     

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Painting demo

Ron Ridley of Elk Grove gave a demo on his  technique for very loose expressive water colors.    Large quick brush strokes.    At one point he worked with the paper turned bottoms up.     This is where he loaded in the darks at bottom.    In all he obly took 20 minutes to create his painting.     

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Rose trio

One of the mixed media gals challenged us to do something with a cloth bag she supplied.     Of course I painted a rose bud on mine.    The other little paintings  were just for fun.      I had not painted for a couple days what with Mothers Day and grocrry shopping.    And trimming roses.   

The one on the right has a checkerboard background because i snipped off the damaged end of a palette knife and wanted to see what a squared off end could do.   Wet on wet acrylics.    This is the result.