Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Art: Imitating Apple and Imitating Apple Art

I'm so happy with this painting. It's almost as big as me. It delights me so, to paint the actual apple and then be free to paint the bib with the apples, that part feels more abstract. Many thanks to Jennifer Balkan, for teaching me about values and creating depth. The secret: for beautiful shadows, add the compliment of the color.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Apple Still Life Photo

Happy New Year, everyone. I'm just finally sitting down to finish my painting. Our family has been sick for 3 weeks, my daughter especially. I'm suddenly hooked on patterns, especially mismatch patterns with similar color palettes. This from the girl who wears mostly, plain grey, brown, or black. As Harry says, in "When Harry Met Sally," "I feel like I'm growing."