I didn't finished my painting this week. Usually I work out the composition in a drawing, and the colors and lights and darks work themselves out as I paint. This time, I had more trouble narrowing in on the color palette, and the lights and darks are still not resolved. I'll have to come back to this one to finish it. It's 10" x 20," oil on canvas.
Update 9/15/13 — This painting was purchased! I will still do some finishing touches, but will start a new painting to work on the things I was struggling with.
Update: 9/20/13 — Here are those finishing touches...
This is the kind of scene that inspires my "Leaves & Fish" compositions. The shapes of the birds read as a pattern to me. I used some photos that I took in Poland in the fall of 2011 as reference for this painting. The tree is in the yard of "The Rabbit House" museum and park in Warsaw.
16" x 20" oil on paper, $300
On my first weekly painting post, I said I wasn't sure what I expected with this project. But now that I finished week 7, I remember that this more like what I had in mind. I have been wanting to expand upon my "Leaves & Fish" concept for awhile. I've done a couple here and there, but I want to have a solid collection. I have a canvas frame that is 22" x 52" just waiting to be put to use. I dream of a week that I have time to work on something that large! I would love for it to fit into this collection.
(The sides are bright cadmium red, the same color that there is a hint of on the horizon line)
9" x 12", oil on wood panel, $300
I ended up doing this week's painting from the art fair booth at the Loring Park Art Festival, so gesso and pencil on cardboard was the best way to go—easiest for transport and clean up.
11" x 17" $150
I am an artist living and working in Minneapolis, MN. I studied illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design. I do a little freelance illustration and also sell my work from my studio and at art fairs. I work part time as a graphic designer as well.
My husband, son, and I live in the Longfellow neighborhood.