Personal Art Blog
Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Last of the Oleanders in Murano
Murano with Flowers
8x6in oil on canvas $125.
This is a beautiful Murano glass vase. I tried to
capture the colors of the iridescence quality.
Could not manage to show the really lovely color changes
but I loved doing it anyway.
This one is all about technique, texture and trying to get the
slightly frosted iridescence of the glass. I went for a analogous
tonal harmony to make it easier. After painting all the bird
nests I am having trouble getting back into my regular
fracturing technique. I really enjoyed doing it even though it was
frustrating fun - does that make sense?
A little while back I won this gorgeous painting on Rita Vaselli's
blog. I was thrilled even before seeing it because I never win
anything. Imagine my pleasure when I received it. 7"x7"
The clarity and freshness of her beautiful washes show me
how talented Rita is. If you have not visited her blog then I
encourage you to take a trip to Italy via this link.
Mine automatically translates into English. RITA VASELLI
The painting I did for the DPW OklahomaTornadoFundraiser
went to a very generous soul called Judith. I will leave her last name
off for privacy. I gave her the choice of an animal shelter or
the Salvation Army. She picked the Animal Shelter and today
$129. was happily donated with my grateful appreciation
for her generosity. (I started at $50.)
Labels: daily painter. blog, flowers, fracturing technique, impressionism, julie ford oliver, Murano vase, oil on canvas, rita Vaselli watercolors, still life
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.