Thursday, January 13, 2011

Apple and mug



I spent the last two days of painting time in my class working on a larger painting.  Usually I go only once a week, but I had a make-up class this week, so I got to go twice.  I'm not posting that yet.  It's still a WIP.  

This painting is a daily painting.  I needed to get back into the grove again after wiping off my last painting.  I'm not crazy about this one.  It's too tight, even though I was trying for a looser effect.  On the plus side, I managed to get the ellipse on the cup!  Ellipses are another thing I struggle with--along with values, colors, brush strokes, etc.  LOL!  

Tonight I am going to a CAROL MARINE gallery showing here in San Antonio.  My daughter, who is an art teacher, and I are going together.  She and I took a class from Carol about two summers ago.  I am excited about getting to see some of her work in person and not online.  I'm taking my camera, so if I get any good pictures, I'll post them.  

This is an 8 " X 8 " oil on canvas panel. 




11 comments:

  1. Good work on the ellipse, Virginia! They are hard to tackle. Lucky you, to be able to see Carol Marine's show. Take pictures to share, and have fun.

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  2. wow, great painting, Virginia..I really love the dark red on the apple ! -Sandy

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  3. Lots of beautiful rich reds in the apple and you nailed the ellipse! I am going to the opening sometime shortly after 5pm . . . hope to see you there!

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  4. Your ellipse is great!! I like your apple, too.

    Wish I could see Carol's work at her show! How fortunate that you and your daughter are going! Looking forward to seeing some great photos (no pressure or anything! :-)) Have fun!!

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  5. Great job on the apple. Nice rich color and wonderful reflective light.

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  6. Lovely apple Virginia. It really shines. I'm so jealous of you lucky ladies going to Carol Marine's show. Hope you have a wonderful time and come away with lots of inspiration. Cheers!

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  7. Virginia, it was really good to meet you. You complimented me on my blog comments and I'm afraid I gave a flippant reply. I am sometimes quick to be embarrassed by praise. I do look hard at artwork and do try to get at the heart of where an artist may be headed. Just want to thank you belatedly for noticing. I love this blogging community and all the relationships even though they're virtual. It's especially nice to finally meet someone from the blogosphere in person.

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  8. Ellipses are hard and you did a great job. That is a common mistake you will see in paintings. Can throw the whole thing off. When I first saw the thumbnail for this painting I was drawn to the beautiful apple. Great job.

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  9. Lorraine, I was so delighted to meet you! I didn't think you were flip at all, just being modest. Your comments are always very insightful, and I enjoy hearing your point of view.

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