Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring paintings

I've been working on several paintings that are all about pretty flowers and Spring.
This one was set up in my friend Les' beautiful, inspirational studio on a warm sunny day. It is so rare we have sunny day's up here that when we do...we're in heaven!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Quicksketch portrait

Every Wednesday I have a model in my studio and I invite a few other artists to paint with me. This is a color sketch of Cynthia...this painting is only 5 x 7"....i am planning on painting a larger one of Cynthia...the pose, lighting and clothing and..of course...Cynthia's face...were pure inspiration!

Friday, March 19, 2010

setting up a still life

My friend Les and I were setting up a still life to paint...there she was again with one of her beautiful kimonos...we draped it behind this little teapot...i was thrown back by the beautiful colors...a delicate challenge to paint!! I have not done this scene justice in a painting yet...but it is on my to-do list!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Fran's new blog spot

Hey guys....can you believe how long it has taken me to set up a blog...but I've finally done it.
Here I can set it up so...if you like...you can subscribe to my daily ramblings as a new artist...but more importantly... see my new paintings as they come off the easel :)

This one I LOVE. The red cloth is actually a kimono that my artist buddy Leslie owns. She has many beautiful garments...she usually brings them to our painting sessions and we work them into the composition.