Daily Paintworks Gallery

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Happy Yet?

Happy Yet?
Oil on 6x6 inches stretch canvas

This painting gave me fits. I struggled to be happy with the form and coloring. I finally went to Bob Burridge's color wheel and settled on purple (dominant), orange (spice color), blue (spice color) and yellow-green (focal point) along with white and black. Happy? Well, let's say happier.

Here's where it was before:

I initially drew the flower with acrylic ink.

Then I applied a thin layer of oils. Boring! Using the color wheel allowed for a dramatic change. Frustrating but fun.


Humble Sunflower
Acrylics on 8x10 Wood Cradle

I did a sketch of some sunflowers I bought from a nearby Harris Teeter. I traced the sketch on tracing paper to transfer to the gessoed wood cradle. Then I painted it with acrylic paints. Looks pretty good standing there among the real thing.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Foxgloves in Rose Garden

Foxgloves in Rose Garden
Acrylics on 6x6 inches stretched canvas

This scene comes from a photo I took at one of my favorite place: McGill Rose Garden in the NoDa area of Charlotte, NC. Not only is this a beautiful place to paint but nearby is Amelie's Restaurant for lunch afterwards. Love it!