Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Beach Hat

oil on paper 6x10 In
 After Robert Henri , The Beach Hat.
It is my submission for Michelle Burnett’s Following the Masters challenge for february.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

sunshine award

I have received the Sunshine award from Ann Rogers , thanks, Ann, I didn’t, I didn’t expect it!
The rules for accepting the award are:
Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.
Link the nominees within your post.
Let the nominees know they received this award.
Link to the person from whom you received this award.
Thank all of you who took a moment to look at my blog, leaving nice and constructive comments on my work.
Many of you have already received this award, so I pass the award to these 12 bloggers:
Liza Hirst
Kim Rempel
Lisa Daria
Heather Horton
Becky Drees
Laura Murphy Frankestone
Dean H.
Jen Smith
Sheila Vaughan
William Cook

Friday, February 19, 2010

The 3 oranges

oil on board 10x12in (24x30cm)
This is my submission for the first  challenge of Rookiepainter, a new blog to which I send good luck wishes.
The striking photo featured  3 oranges- we were told we could make changes , so I added a jug
Strangely, I was unable to paint from the original photo and had to use real oranges and jug.
I failed to obtain the jug’s celadon hue, and a touch too much Prussian blue turned it blue-which I found I liked.I’ll probably change  the picture on the upper right side, but to what colour?