Thursday, November 30, 2006

GK in San Clemente - water color

I am dedicated, as you can see, to my Daily Paintings. Here I am on my vacation with surfers and the sun that I crave in the middle of the winter. I must say, I DO know how to treat myself well. It is so beautiful here. Stay tuned for more of my vacation on the left coast.....

Monday, November 27, 2006

Nude #121 - gouache & pastel on paper - 12"x18"


I prepped this paper with the wallpaper pattern in the upper half of the paper and painted the nude onto it which is the opposite of what I usually do - just to see how it would go ... not as fun - not as spontaneous as when I decide to add pattern after the nude is done on the page. I just needed to see how I felt about that.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

White ceramics on red & yellow fabric - gouache, pastel & graphite on paper - 12"x18"

I added the black after staring at this still life for a week. It holds down the white pieces on the fabric and it gives more balance.


Saturday, November 25, 2006

Fruit on red and white fabric - watercolor, gouache & graphite on paper - 18"x24"

I was going to crop this closer to the subject at the top edge but my friend talked me into keeping the space at the top. I think I like it. I will look at it this way for awhile....

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Nude #120 - gouache & pastel - 18"x24"

This a continuation of me playing with bold pattern in the background contrasted against the sketchy texture of the nude and then the vacant open citrine floor. I love these colors mixed with the gold metallic of the wallpaper.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Nude #119 - gouache, pastel & graphite on paper - 16"x20"

We had a great model tonight at figure drawing but my game was off and I did not capture her beautiful features. She had a profile like Sargent's Madame X but that's not apparent here.


Monday, November 20, 2006

Nude #118 gouache & oil stick on paper- 18"x30"

It is very obvious that I am completely overtaken by adding pattern into my work creating bold contrast between the nude and the background. But actually the figure is blending into the background.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Golden Pear - gouache & oil paint on cardboard- 9"x11.5"

I am playing with contrasting techniques. The graphic gold wallpaper background against the realism of the pear, the pear is set on palette knife flat black and it's painted on cardboard. This is fun stuff for me.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

A green pear and vintage Dior animal print - 10"x10" oil on wood

I have quite the collection of animal prints.They're hot again and I can be happy that I saved so many of them.This time around I will not only be wearing my treasures but painting them in my fruitscapes. I really like the way they dress up these paintings and add that pazazz.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Monday, November 06, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Dusk glow 7"x11" oil pastel on paper

This is another drawing from my memory of the light and colors that I saw outside my kitchen window.