Monthly Archives: January 2013

Powdered Pigment Jars

I have vowed to paint more “glass” this year, so the Daily Paintworks Glass Challenge was a perfect match. The colorful reflections in these jars of pigment with the sun streaming through them were SO entertaining to paint!

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Pecan Tree Take-Down

  I painted this scene of my friend Federico taking down an old pecan tree in our backyard for the Daily Paintworks weekly challenge “Make it Move”.  He was working 40 feet up in the air, making it look easy!  I’m … Continue reading

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Ipazia & Silvia

Silvia posted this delightful photo on her fBook page awhile back.  I fell in love with it and asked if I could try to paint a version.  Happily, she agreed. When I finished it I posted it on my fBook … Continue reading

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Picass-Matiss

On the Daily Paintworks site, Carole Marine challenged us to “Do something new for the New Year”.  I thought it would be fun to channel Picasso (shapes) and Matisse (patterns & color) in a painting from my imagination. It was! … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

This time I was playing with lost and found edges in the crystal vase and the napkin tucked inside.  I have discovered that I NEED to learn how to make a smooth deep background. I used a 30-year old tube … Continue reading

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Fabric Reflections

The Challenge over on Daily Paintworks for the first week of January was “Paint some Fabric”.  I figured painting some striped fabric was a safe bet because folds are easier to see and paint if there are handy lines changing … Continue reading

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New Year, New Camera

A new year brings new resolutions in the art realm. The resolution I would most like to keep is to carve out 2 hours a day to paint.  That, believe me, is a challenge that will be hard to meet. … Continue reading

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