Personal Art Blog

Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Aspen In Snow

Aspen In Snow
8"x 6" oil on linen panel $150. sold

Artist Note
A bright sunny day illuminated
the wooded area and it became
such a different place from
 the previous, snowy day.
Sunshine is a warm spotlight
and even the snow adapted 
into a warm glow.

Want to know how I would love to 
be able to paint the aspens -
or the Silver Birch? 

I think this painting 
by the amazing Russian artist,
Isaac Levitan,
 is awesome.

Have a wonderful and Blessed week.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Poms From a Friend

Poms From A Friend
8"x 6" oil on Raymar panel SOLD

Artist Note.
The red and green color
combination - although a recognized
color harmony
is hard for me to handle
adding blue or purple.

So why paint the leaves at all?
Well, that's the way my friend
gave them to me... right off her tree
and it looked wonderful.
Just hard for me to paint!

It seems the paintings of pomegranates
 I like have no leaves... or just a few.

Julien Merrow Smith did this one
and I love it.

How about the mastery of  Duane Keiser!
Have you seen his new pomegranate painting?
It is only 33 seconds so treat yourself.
Check out all his videos - they are a real treat.

Do you have a favorite pomegranate painting?
If so, please give me a heads up where
to look so I can check it out.
I want to be inspired!!