02.04.2018 – ‘Summer Scene’

Today’s project was working on a looser, impressionistic painting of a bridge by a lazy river in the summertime.  The focus was capturing the deep, contrasty shadows of the summer combined with vibrant foliage with pops of color.  Zoomed in, it’s a painting full of strokes of various colors.  Zoomed out, the painting snaps into…

01.28.2018 – ‘Venetian Sunset’

A break from portraiture continues with my focus shifting to an impressionistic landscape in acrylics.  This painting is of Venice showcasing vibrant colors, a gondolier in the foreground and the Santa Maria della Salute in the background.  This painting was fun and I enjoyed watching the colors shift as I worked my way through it.…

01.01.2018 – ‘White Flowers’

I finished this painting today and am fairl happy with the results.  I am by no means a “flower” woman when it comes to painting, but found this painting helped me explore some new challenges including working within a compressed tonal range of grays, working with both warm and cool green color strings to help…

11.20.2017 – Cake! – Finished

This portrait was a rough one.  It’s hard, painting a family member, every little thing jumps out and screams “WRONG!”  I had a really rough time with this one in the mid-portions when it just gets uglier and uglier, but I wrestled with myself and sat down today to work on it, once again, and…

07.29.2017 – In Progress – ‘Cake!’

I’m not entirely sure where I’m going to go with this one, especially in the background, but I’ve got a start on the portrait, feeling my way through it, trying things out.  I’m branching off and making up the color scheme as I go along, so the painting wanders as I work on it.  I’m…

04.15.2017 – ‘Anders Zorn’

‘Anders Zorn’ Portrait in Acrylics 04.15.2017 I painted this small 8″ x 6 ” portrait of the man, himself, Anders Zorn, taken from a full body self portrait by the man, himself.  The portrait is in acrylics, using the Zorn palette of cadmium red, yellow ochre, mars black, and titanium white, with a little burnt…