Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Punta della Dogana (after Maggie Siner) - NOT FOR SALE

I love architecture.  Even more, I love the way Maggie Siner paints the beautiful architecture in Venice and France.  I used Maggie's painting of Punta Della Dogana to guide me for painting semi-abstract architectural structures. I am very happy with the result, and intend to hang this one on my wall and use as a guide for future paintings.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dropped Something -- SOLD

I had a bouquet of flowers from Trader Joe's that was on it's way out, so it was time for another floral!  This began as many more flowers but I simplified it to one flower.  I also experimented with a new color today: Permanent Magenta which was a lot of fun.  With such a bright color, and small 6x6 board, I think simplification was a good idea.  The yellow in the background is a big stronger than shows in the photo.  I will keep trying to get the photo just right so it is more accurately represented.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Handbags and Tea - SOLD

I've never painted an interior scene before, so this was an adventure: drapery, table, chairs, proportions ... yikes!

Why Handbags and Tea?  In Amsterdam, there is a charming little Museum of Bags & Purses.  After seeing 500 years of ladies' handbags, one can visit the charming little tearoom.  It was one of my favorite museums!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Around and Down -- SOLD

I had fun painting this painting.  In the beginning, the bottle was a different shaped wine bottle -- the kind that looks more like a Pellegrino bottle or Perrier.  It was really causing problems getting the top shape just right, but I was torn -- I really liked the label on that bottle!  When it came time to paint the top shape of the wine bottle, I switched that bottle for one with a more traditional shape.  Problem solved!

The rose is a silk rose, but I wanted a little more in the painting than the  bottle and the rose, so I took some scissors and cut out a petal.

I was pretty happy with this one though.