Sunday, October 20, 2013
8" x 10"
Thursday, October 10, 2013
just saw Gravity
Monday, October 7, 2013
weekend in Cape May
We spent a lovely (very warm) weekend in Cape May.
My daughter and I try to go every year,
we love Cape May!
From the largest Victorians
to the grand houses,
the gingerbread cottages
to the little cottages,
and right down to the bird cottages,
we love to visit here.
painted this one
and always like to stroll by.
We also visited the bird sanctuary,
so many swans and beautiful egrets.
Back to my stargazer lily this week.
Friday, October 4, 2013
starting a new painting : stargazers
The steps of the beginning of a painting:
Gathering reference photos, planning the composition,
working out the color palette,
d r a w i n g (takes a while),
masking the flowers, stems and leaves
and then finally starting to paint.
The background, though it looks black, isn't.
It's a mix of alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue and viridian.
Up close, the alizarin crimson is more prominent in some areas
and glows through.
My petal colors will be permanent rose & quinacrodone rose.