The complementary palette is my favorite.
"691 You Look Lovely Today"
acrylic - 7x5 in
"677 Was It Something I Said?"
acrylic - 5x7 in
"664 Farm Fresh"
acrylic - 6x8 in
It's official. My paintings are now on the walls and one in the calendar of my favorite gallery in Fish Creek/Door County, Wisconsin. The second batch of paintings shipped to them yesterday is shown in the first photo, framed with my favorite floater frames from Franken Frames. The first batch, framed with gilded frames as shown in the second photo, was delivered by the kindest of friends to the gallery. All in all, there are 26 paintings from my blue and white bowl series. I hope they will be well received.
I didn't finish my painting of Mama Owl today, hopefully tomorrow. It was thrilling to see Papa and the two babies, who are nearly as big as Dad now, posing for me this afternoon, third photo. Pretty cool, isn't it????
My second (really the third) painting of Lake Fanny Hoe, Copper Harbor, Michigan is (surprise) painted in oil paints, my first real oil painting. It is too wet to move and photograph, so maybe tomorrow it will appear.
In the meantime, I continue with the blue and white bowls with endless possibilities, and so far, I have not tired of painting them.
acrylic - 6x8 in
These "on the vine" tomatoes are so perfect and uniform in size and shape that it certainly raises my suspicion. In the middle of winter, tomatoes are almost always a disappointment.
What, you might ask, am I trying to communicate with all these blue and white bowls filled with fruit or vegetables?
Yesterday, I received a comment from Carol A. Ball, another Daily Paintworks artist, regarding my painting "451 Better Than Candy," which is similar to this one. She wrote, "What a lovely painting. It just makes me happy and reminds me of home and food and cooking and family. Good work."
BINGO!! That is exactly what I want to communicate. I couldn't wait to paint today.
Here is a link to Carol's Daily Paintworks gallery:
Some critter has nibbled nearly every large red tomato in my garden. I see a tomato that will be ready tomorrow, and when tomorrow comes, half of it is eaten on the vine. Thank goodness, the critter has left a few small tomatoes for me. These are so sweet and I love to eat them fresh off the vine.
|I made some modifications to the original painting and the title.|
I have enjoyed this series of paintings and have learned a lot in the process. It has been enlightening to set the objects in many different compositions to see what works and what doesn't. This bowl, the only consistent object, has gotten a lot of "press." The artist is Jean Smaglik Wells and her work is beautiful.