topiary cats

topiary cats

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tea for One: White

My white porcelain teapot.
8x10 oil on canvas panel

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Tea for One: Black

Tea for One
8x10 oil on canvas panel

New Easel and Some Torrit Trees (#41)

I got a new easel!  It's about time too, my largest easel has been a full size Julian, it is extremely rickety and I had to fold in the legs and put it on top of my drawing table.  It was all right for small work but... since I started the Waterhouse painting in January, which is quite large, well let's just say things have been uncomfortable.  It's just not fun to stand on a chair just to reach the top of the painting.

Here is my beautiful new easel!

On Tuesday I went out painting in Central Park again.  It was COLD, even my snow-loving self got chilly after one painting.  I'm going to be doing tonal studies for plein air for a while- no color. I need the practice with values, and they are fun to do.  It's actually nice to not have to worry about color.

Torrit Trees (because I used  Gamblin's Torrit Grey)
6x8 oil on panel

For some reason I can't paint skinny trees no matter how hard I try....

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

The Record-Breaking Dentist Appointment

I got my teeth cleaned today-and I was in and out of the dentist's office in a half hour!  Including x-rays!