Monday, February 27, 2017

Blue Bowl Bird


oil 6x6 inches magnify/purchase info #13 in the Strada Easel Challenge. This is one of my ceramic birds. Wouldn't it be great if a real bird could pose while I paint?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Patty's Pitcher -a still life in oil


oil 8x8 inches magnify/purchase info Number 12 in the Strada Easel 31 Day Challenge. Continuing with the orange and green color scheme, this is a collection of various objects I especially enjoy painting. Variety of texture is something I consider oftentimes. Here we have glass, ceramic, wood (kinda), flower and paper. The greeting card gives more solidity to the horizontal plane the objects share.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Notions -a still life painting in oil


oil 8x8 inches magnify/purchase info Here we have things in a jar again, and I continued with the orange and green color scheme. This will look great in my sewing room if someone doesn't snatch it up. # 11 in the Strada Easel 31 Day Challenge, 31 paintings in 31 days.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cad Orange -a still life painting in oil


oil 6x6 inches magnify/purchase info On days when I have just a little time to paint, I paint small. This was one of those days. For you fellow painters out there, when you don't know what to paint you can paint what you paint with. I'm always attracted to the grungy patina on my brush washer and never tire of painting it. Orange and green as a color scheme was new for me and with this painting I inadvertently started a mini series of orange and green which you'll see in my next few posts. A painting about cad orange, but ironically I almost never use cad orange. I mix my oranges with cad yellow light and cad red light, both Utrecht. (Brand makes a difference in the yellow.) Number 10 in the Strada Easel 31 Day Challenge. IN OTHER NEWS: I'll soon set dates for March and April 2 Day Workshops in my studio here in Upland, Ca. If you'd like to be on my email list for workshop notifications, send me an email at karenwernerart@gmail.com

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Conglomeration


oil 12x12 inches magnify/purchase info I can't even begin to tell you how much fun I had with this. Number 9 in the Strada Easel Challenge, 31 paintings in 31 days.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Afternoon Lemons -a plein air painting of lemons


oil 12x12 inches magnify/purchase info Each sunny day during the January challenge I tried to make it a plein air day. When my painting time was short because of other demands, I looked for subjects in my back yard. A still life outdoors is something I've wanted to do for a long time, so I quickly set thie up. It was late so I had to paint furiously before the shade enveloped the whole yard. I even moved the whole setup about half way through to the last patch of sunshine. Still, the last 30 minutes I painted from memory. I like the looseness of this piece...no time to tighten up or overwork.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

That's A Big Marble -SOLD


oil 6x6 inches magnify/purchase info I enjoy painting glass. Glass in glass is even better. This is number 6 in the Strada Easel Challenge.