Sunday, November 22, 2009

Are you sure?

Posted by Picasacolor pencil on strong paper 8,5x12
This was done years ago, in color pencil, before I began to paint;I liked the tense stare of this old lady.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


oil on panel 8x9,5

Here is my latest attempt to Karen Jurick's challenge;I wouldn't say that I liked the subject, but I am glad to have been able to finish it! it is worthwhile  to make efforts, I hope I'll improve, and  I've seen such beautiful renditions on Dsfdf!

Monday, November 16, 2009

My first color wheel

This summer, on one of thoses numerous windy and rainy days we had at the Lake, I borrowed
a book of Betty Edwards,(I had already read The new drawing on the right side of the brain, and I've loved it);this one is called COLOR, A course in mastering the Art of mixing colors.
One of the first exercises was to make our own color wheel, mixing colors.
I made 6!(not the same, of course) it was  very useful to paint it,it helped me to remember the primary, secondary, complementaries colors. I had already learned that thousands times,without remembering very clearly,  but the fact of  drawing  ,painting,cutting(with a plate as a template) looking  for the colors , and placing that on a clock change everything.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

to start, a first sketch

pencil on paper , 6x9

the matter was difficult, and I prefered to start with a drawing, before painting.
It was the 1st time I drew something with a view from above, I am wondering if it is clear..