Apple Painting

Posted on October 28, 2014 in Painting

apple painting

I love this little apple painting. Was an exercise in stopping before working the surface to death. It seemed like it was going nowhere, so I stopped to let it percolate. When I went back to it, I realized it was done!

North shore scene

Posted on October 25, 2014 in Painting


Today’s painting is from a photo taken on the north shore of Lake Superior near Cascade State Park. I live the grey-blue-greens in the sky and water.

Apple. Not tomato.

Posted on October 18, 2014 in Painting


One color per stroke.

40 minutes working fast

Posted on October 13, 2014 in Painting


Four little 10-minute paintings. It’s a red onion, but my brain kept making me mix purple. I’m working on seeing color. I like the lively shapes and shadows.

Learning about grounds

Posted on October 10, 2014 in Painting


This little painting, 6″ x 6″, is supposed to be a tomato. I’m still learning how to get convincing, saturated reds and oranges on a black ground. A second layer of paint would do it, but I want to learn how to get that color in the moment, not rework the surface to death. Still, you can see shape and roundness of the tomato and I like the energy of the background.

Homework begins

Posted on October 10, 2014 in Painting


Painting with Kat Corrigan

Posted on October 5, 2014 in Painting


I love taking Kat Corrigan’s painting class. It gets me out of my comfort zone in a fun way. Today was our first class of this session, and this was our first exercise, a painting of a cup. I love the energy of the ground and the shadows. And the colors!