Sunday, June 28, 2009

Goin' Bananas

Been working a lot this week on the Banana Blossom, as well as giving the Coco Palm piece a final look before I seal it today. I keep wanting to add darker values to the Coco Palm, but once I look at the image in black and white, it seems to have enough value contrast.

The banana piece is giving me fits - I can't seem to get the baby bananas right. Luckily I can scrub off my mistakes and start over (Thank you, Aquabord!).

Here they are...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Beginning of Blogging

I am not sure yet what to do with this blogging stuff....but it looks like fun, so here goes! I am painting today in the studio. It's WAY too hot to work outside, and I have to be near the kitchen to keep an eye on the marinara sauce. Hubby gets stuffed meatballs for his Father's Day Feast (yum!).

We sailed in the BVI last month, so I have a ton of tropical inspiration to work from. I was able to paint a few small (5x7) coco palms and papayas on board the boat, as long as the seas were calm. I finished a huge coco palm piece on aquaboard once we got home.

I just started a 22 x 30 Banana Blossom, and will post in-progress photos later on. I love the contrast of deep reddish violet against yellow green and turquoise.

More later...