Monday, September 13, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mama's Pitcher

Oil on linen 8" x 10"
My grandmother's cream pitcher evokes such strong memories of the best of my childhood - summers spent in Brady, Texas. I like this painting, except I question the yellow shadow color. I find it very difficult to create yellow in shadow. It always seems muddy brown. Any secrets welcome.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Orange and Lemon with Basket

Oil on linen 9" x 12"
I like the composition and colors. Also, I like the bold brush strokes. Notice a huge lemon and a very small orange.

Basket Flowers

Oil on paper 12" x 9"
Dried flowers found in countyside in Provence. So delicate and sweet. A pale peachy pink.

Pink Pot with Shell and Box

Oil on paper 9" x 12"
A pink pot that Heather left behind, a satin box given to me by Auntie Vernor and a shell from the beach at St. Croix.