Saturday, June 8, 2013

There is no such thing as a "still" life when it comes to flowers. By the time I got back to this tonight it was fully open with all the interior petals in full ruffle! In other words a completely different painting. Painted in the buds and leaves. Adjusted some values and edges and called it  a day. (or night:)).
Late Night Peony, 9" x 12", Oil on Canvas   B.Grady

Late Night Peony WIP

The Peony in the front yard has just bloomed. It was getting pummeled by the rains of Andrea so I decided to try and capture the delicate pink bloom last night before it became soaked in mud and mulch! I love it when your subject is wearing a great perfume:)! Hopefully I'll get to finish it some time tonight.

Late Night Peony, 9" x 12", Oil on Canvas, B.Grady
 We are heading up the the Whiting Mills open house in Winsted. Great artist's spaces and Artists:)! Artist friends of mine Don Wass and Gay Schempp have there studios up there.So we are looking forward to visiting. The open house is today and tomorrow from 11Am-5PM. Check it out!

Friday, June 7, 2013

From the Sketchbook

Some Sketchbook Musings in Process.
Pretty Much the Last Drawing in this Sketchbook  B.Grady

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Dandelion Study, 4" x 4", Oil on Panel, B.Grady
I didn't get out much this weekend to paint but I wanted to catch the first flush of  spring dandelion seed globes.Reworked a small unfinished landscape from memory for a background. Back to lesson plans and grades:)!