This is one of my favorite paintings I have made. I love purple Calla Lilies, but they can be challenging to paint. This is the first time I have ever really liked any painting I have done of Calla Lilies. I also like the dark backdrop, it creates a lot of contrast.
This is just a whimsical little painting I made for a friends' 20th birthday, with some inspiration from my friend Kayla. This was a fun one to create, I didn't have to fret too much with the details, I just had some fun. :)
I debated about posting this painting, but in the end I decided it was best if I did. I have days when I make really sucky paintings, and this is an example of that. But, I have to remind myself that I am still learning. Like a great artist by the name of Lisa Daria (go check out her blog: http://lisadaria.blogspot.com/), you can't have the good paintings without the bad.
I'm pretty excited about this piece - all because of those roses. I have struggled for what seems like the beginning of time with painting rose petals (do I make them geometric? Do I try to go super detailed?) and these seem like a pretty good compromise. They just make me happy.
This is one of my absolute favorite paintings that I have ever done - not because it is all that fabulous, but because it is out of the box. It's messy, but still grounded in reality. I just like that. By the way, my brushes usually are that messy. That gives it character, right? :)
This is the ninth painting in my daily painting experience. This was an interesting painting to create. It was my first time using burlap as a paint surface and though it had a manufactured clear gesso on the back, it was very difficult for the paint to take. I am happy with the turn out, and my mother was happy, too - this was one of her Mother's Day gifts this year.
This is the sixth work in my daily painting process. At the insistence of a fantastic artist and mentor, Lisa Daria, I worked with the same still life (with slight variations) for the first week or so. This allowed me to really see the still life as different entities to be observed, not some fearsome big picture. :)