Thursday, September 15, 2011

Shady Spots and Flower Pots


I had such fun painting these flowers in their pots. The idea was simply to challenge myself to paint nine of them--odd numbers being so interesting--and see what happened. Individually the paintings please me, but together I think they made a really beautiful collection!

In order to show you how they look I'm including a shot I took before framing them, just loosely arranged on the table. You can see the individual paintings fairly well this way. (You'll notice they aren't in the same arrangement as when I matted them. I spent quite a while deciding on the perfect order for them!)




Thursday, September 1, 2011

Red Cliff-



I love the towering red cliffs we see around here in New Mexico. They're such a delightful contrast with the surrounding greens and the blue sky. It took me a while to recognize that to get the striations in the layered rocks to read correctly I needed to paint them in perspective, but it's not stringent the way architecture is, just gently receding into space.