Friday, August 31, 2012

Suspicious Chicken SOLD

Chickens don't have binocular vision. The field of vision for each eye has only a limited overlap, so in order to see clearly this bird is peering with one eye only.  Another one of Joe's chickens.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Black and White

More chickens.  Painted from photos I took of Cherry's chickens several years ago.    I really like the black tail feathers.  They gleam in the sunlight and reflect the color of the sky. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

White Game Cock

I seem to be painting chickens this week.  This image, however, is from a few years ago.  I am amused by it  so I wanted to share it.  Yes this bird does look naked, but truly, it had feathers --it's just the breed of bird.
This painting is for sale in my Etsy Store

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dockton Road

Looking south on Dockton Road just as the road climbs to the top of Maury Island.  Late afternoon sun illuminates the tops of the trees and leaves purple shadows on the road. I used orange, purple, and green in this painting - they are the secondary triad on the color wheel (compared to red, yellow, and blue, the primary triad)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Joe's Chickens SOLD

These are Joe's chickens, escaped from his yard and enjoying the neighbor's property on a sunny afternoon.  I like the red combs.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Main Street Dockton

A view of Dockton, WA looking North, near my house.  Late afternoon sun creates long shadows and puts a yellow cast into the light. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Cupful of Cherries and Three on the Table SOLD

Another black and white study with red cherries.  Again the cup and tabletop were white, but I knocked  everything down a value, so that the highlights would stand out.   I like the reflected lights on the undersides of the cherries. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Daisies Curling , on Turquoise

When daisies are almost over the petals curl backward.  I like how the background colors are pulled into the glass jar and I like the delicious pale yellow green reflected light. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Two Daisies on Turquoise and Blue

Two daisies again.  Fully open against a bright turquoise and blue background.   The petals are starting to curl backwards as the flowers mature.  I like the color of the greenish reflection in the bottom of the jar.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Daisies Front and Back

Another view of the daisies, this time in a round Mason jar.   I like how the daisies are all straight lines and contrast with all the curvy lines of the glass jar and reflection.  The reflected shape inside the glass jar is especially nice. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Opening Daisies on Gray and Yellow Green

Another painting of daisies as they open under the bright lights of the studio.  I really like the background colors.