Friday, July 29, 2011

Weekly Warm-up #3

Well, Richard had so much fun with this week's warm-up that it became a painting! And I can see why. The subject was so fun! This lovely flapper girl's outfit, the jewelry, the charming way she's putting on that lipstick, all make for a fun composition and a jewel of a painting!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Weekly Warm-up 2

I'm not upset I didn't get the first post. Actually, I'm glad to have someone posting sometimes so I can be in the studio painting things to post about!
This little warm-up was fun because of the shape of the dress and the transparency of the fabric. It's always a challenge to try to capture things that are fleeting, so the bubbles were another enjoyable part of this piece.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Weekly Warm-up 1

This was Richard's weekly warm-up: the first, quick painting he does in the studio Monday morning to get the paint flowing!

I Love New Stuff!

Here's what came out of the studio this week:

Evening Homework
12" x 24"
Oil on Board

In the first post, you see Richard working on a mural. This is the polished-up version of the color study he did for that mural. I love how each goat is so individual. The front goat really draws me into the picture, as if he's regarding me as I approach the scene.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Stealing the First Post

I'm stealing Richard's first post, though he probably has a legal right to it, since this is his blog.


Sometimes wives have to do these things. I expect to be hijacking the blog often, because I get to observe him in the studio, and I'll try to share those observations with you. For example, I think this photo I snapped is an appropriate kick off for the blog:
Anyway, since the background of the blog features one of Richard's paintings of me, I'm sure I'm granted some posting privileges!