Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Creating a Painting in January


January always needs Warm Summer Colors because I am counting the days for warm weather. I know that is a joke for some of my family and friends in cooler climates,but I am a Hot House Rose
This was a demo for the Beaufort Art Association that I promised I would post. I will probably add some clutter on the table because that is just me but I decided to post as it was finished.  Below  are a few of the many steps of the painting. One of the steps clearly shows an important lesson I learned from Sharon Burkett Kaiser," if something is not working take it out!" About the time I was finishing I decided to take out a yellow lily and add more gerbers for the red to balance. That's the fun of painting I can do if I want to, it is my painting.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

White Camellias from My Garden

White Camellias in Morning Light
January is a  special time at the Garden Studio Gallery because the camellias are magnificent. My personal favorites are the big open whites combined with a Chinese pot or vase, citrus fruit,and a sweetgrass basket. All are treasures of winter in the South Carolina Lowcountry. It is my plan to be painting them for most of January.  I will be demonstrating flower painting January 18th for the Beaufort Art Association. If you are in the area visitors are welcome.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Welcome to the Garden Studio Gallery

Welcome to my Garden Studio Gallery
. Sharing the process and the finished painting is part of the enjoyment of painting for me. Through classes and following blogs of Leslie Saeta, Drema Tolle Perry Carol Marine,Kathy Coursart, Kelly McDonald and the tie that binds it all Jerry Stocks, I have found the entrance to a world of artists.  My appreciation goes out to all of them for sharing their journey. I am looking forward to this new year in my studio. There is always a welcome if you are  in this area to stop in for a visit or painting spree.