Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Fall Remains

More fall compositions.  Carol Marine said in her workshop that if you are not sure what color something is, it is probably grey.  That rule helped me again on this painting.    I had to adjust my greys quite a bit in this painting.  Warm, cool, no warmer, darker, lighter, patience Diane patience!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fall Color One

We really had a colorless fall this year, but I stumbled on a tree lined drive that had spectacular color.  I wish I could tell you what kind of trees these are, possibly some kind of crabapple.  At any rate they were actually this bright at sunset.  I am pretty happy with this painting.  After taking Carol Marine's workshop I have been practicing mixing greys and using them more often.  I think it paid off in this one. 
More to come in this series.   I think I  can learn quite a bit from this subject and the colors are fun to mix.  

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Mary's View

This encaustic was inspired by a photograph  a good friend sent to me. Every time I look at it, I think of Mary sitting on her couch with her best friend Dolly, (a mini dachshund) perched on her lap, absorbing her wonderful view.