Saw the doctor for fibromyalgia and am trying a gluten-free diet for 2 months. Hopefully symptoms will improve. If not, then I will try a dairy-free diet…yikes! No cheese would be a hardship for sure.
Here are some recent works. “Danielle” is from a couple of Tuesday ago, and “Molly” was today’s effort. “Ranch Road was a pastel from the weekend. Not quite daily painting, but moving in that direction!
Had the flu for the first time in 20 years–hoping not to have it again for another 20!
Flu wasn’t too bad but the lingering cough and fatigue have been hard to deal with.
Getting back into the swing of things though. Here is a portrait from an old photo from WAG’s figure group, and a painting from portrait class. I forgot a canvas panel so painted on cardboard. Very freeing! And finally, a couple of pastels.
Here’s the 2nd version with color. I feel I worked on it a bit too much…
Switching to landscape for the next day or so. A couple of pastel competitions are coming up that I’d like to enter.
Had so much fun painting this that I want to see what happens in a second version. I am pretty happy with the first version, but I want to get a bit more likeness if I can. We’ll see what happens!
Next week I will try a variety of new small, fast oil and pastel landscapes paintings.
Forgot the iPad with all my people photos so had to borrow a photo from the instructor. I’m pretty pleased with it, it’s a bit freer than I usually paint, plus working at 12 x 16 is a bit larger than normal for me…
Here’s a 40 minute portrait 8 x 8, using the Zorn Palette. Been joining the group every Tuesday for over a year now.
Tonight is second Portrait Panting class at Bemis School of Art!
First stage of portrait, “Däna”, laying in big shapes of dark and light. Tried it in portrait class last Wed with so-so results, and decided to try it again.
Down the Mountain, 5 x 7 oil, 23 minutes
Day 5—last day of the challenge. Getting more done in less time for sure!
Will o the 5 paintings again as 5 x 7 pastels for the next 5 days.
Red Car, 5 x 7 oil, 27 minutes
Day 4—a snowy day here in Colorado, so a snow painting seemed in order! Very challenging with only shades of grey for most of it. Need more practice on values, and more practice on cars…
“America’s Mountain”, 5 x 7 oil, 30 minutes
Day 3 felt a little easier, didn’t feel as much of a time pressure. Looking forward to day 4!