Friday, November 2, 2012

More details taking shape

Since the last photo taken, I have spent time working on calming down the background.  I know I am attempting to do something more vibrant and patterned in this piece, but I still want to maintain the feeling of calm, and I don't want this painting to be chaotic.  I also started fleshing out the butterfly on the right hand side a little more, and adding detail to the wings on the bottom swallowtail.  Those tiny dots are a lot of fun!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

"Contemplation: Ocean Whisperings"

Contemplation: Ocean Whisperings
Oil on Canvas, 14"x11"

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Trio of Butterflies on a Silk Scarf - in progress

Today, I worked a bit on a new painting featuring three butterflies on a colorful silk scarf.  This afternoon, I focused on the color gradations on the bottom butterfly.  I also did a few adjustments to the colors of the scarf.  

Next time I work on the painting, I will probably start adding many of the beautiful blue specks of color that show up against the black wings on the bottom butterfly, and refining some of the edges.  I haven't begun to really tackle the butterfly in the top right, and the top left butterfly has a ways to go.  These middle stretches of the painting, it can be an exercise in self-discipline!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

New direction

Here is a glimpse at a new painting I have recently started.  Sort of a different direction, with more color and patterning.  We'll see...

Oh, also... Here is another painting I have been working on for a while, of a shell.  This one is almost finished, but not quite.  Below are some of the photos I have taken during the process.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Newly Finished

Contemplation: Little Tornado
oil on canvas, 14"x11"

Just finished this little painting from my Contemplations series the other day.  Another artist friend asked me the other day if I feel like I have gotten tired of my nests and small objects.   In a nutshell: no. ;)  I love painting these quiet canvases, and I don't know if I will ever tire of them. 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

In Progress

This is the second time I have worked on this painting.  Soon, I'll go back and add more and more layers of color and detail.  More photos to come as this one progresses

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Just Finished!

Quietly Mending
oil on canvas