Saturday, July 26, 2008


I started with a burnt umber and turp under-layer. I read that it makes the colors "pop" and it sure seemed to do the trick.

Third Mission Study

This is where I am now with this painting. I am probably about 2/3 of the way done with this painting.
What I don't like: flower bushes, bouganvillea, columns
What I like: general tone of painting
I am letting this layer dry before completing it.

My Lesson

I had another lesson and took several of my paintings to get feedback and help with finishing off.

She said that I should just glaze and sign my two mission paintings - they really do look good in person. I SO wish I could figure out how to get a good digital picture of my paintings.

She helped me finish off my red roses by helping me with the temperature - warm colors need cool to help them "pop" so I glazed with some daniel smith purple and liquin in the shadow areas. She also had me whiten the tips of the leaves.

I was very discouraged with my rocking chairs and ready to dump it but she helped me with taking out distracting parts and glazing certain edges. This is for my sister and brother-in-law for their cabin in North Carolina:

I am now starting another mission painting and hydrangeas.

Monday, July 07, 2008

After Much Ado

I FINALLY got my new computer and can type like a normal person.

I have been painting feverishly and learning much and intend on catching up with my life painting lessons in the coming days.

Will post progress of paintings and lessons learned soon