Friday, April 15, 2011

Sneak Peek Friday


 
Here's a progress picture of the pair of red flower paintings I've been working on.  After painting  the second, I realized that if they were going to be hung together, I should have the first painting next the second so I could feel if the flow between the two.  Because the first painting only had two flowers, I felt it looked a little barren.  So, I used some red paper to position of few extra "flowers" back on the first painting.  When I've done this in the past, I've often used my camera to take pictures of the different scenarios.  It's just easier to decide when you have them side by side on the computer screen.


Also, today you can find one of my posts under Motivation on Empty Easel.  If you haven't had a chance to read about my unexpected mentoring story, you can find it here. You, too, can submit any kind of article you think might interest or help other artists.  I just seem to think of submitting to Empty Easel when I write motivational posts, my first article, but they have all kinds of categories.    


Also, I'm very excited to attend this Saturday's Gala Artist's Reception for Randy Higbee's  6" Square Show  in Costa Mesa, CA where two of my paintings will be exhibited.  They have hung over 500 paintings, and it should be very impressive to see all of them.  I am secretly hoping to run into Leslie Saeta, who co-hosts a radio program I love to listen to called, "Artists Helping Artists".  I know she attended the last one, and it would be so fun to meet her in person.

Once again, I am linking up with Studio JRU and all of you lovely Sneak Peek Talents!

10 comments:

Bonita Rose said...

oh my... your paintings are gorgeous... u are indeed one talented artist.. hugs xo pleased to be here! hugs xo bonitarose in ND

Cindy said...

I clicked over to Empty Easel to read your post, and I think it was a great creative tip! Your writing is as high quality as your paintings! And the red flowers are already stunning - when they are finished even more so!!!

Blessings...

Christina said...

The reds in those flowers are just the perfect shades. I love how they're turning out. I too like using my camera as a tool to help me step back and gain perspective.

Heart n Soul said...

so gorgeous.....beautiful red flowers :)

Melissa said...

WOW, those red flowers!!! gorgeous!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I love these red flower pieces. Just beautiful. I love how they pop out from the blue gray background. Great tip to take pictures so you can experiment! Saturday sounds so exciting... can't wait to hear about it! :)

Jen said...

So lovely! Congrats on having your paintings hung, too!

sonyamacdesigns said...

your use of blue this season is so beautiful and on point!

junelle said...

Delicious color & I adore your happy and energy filled style. Yum. I am always inspired when I visit here~
Junelle

Lisa said...

Three things:

WOW!

WOW!

WOW!

Your amazingly talented! WOW! Okay that's four or maybe 5 but WOW!
...sorry!