Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Michel and Mamacita
Oil on Canvas

     I have painted Michel and Mamacita before, but separately, never together. In this one, I painted their faces the same way I do eyes, both at the same time. Even so, it is still twice as much work to paint two cats as it is to paint one.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Post Office Poppies #2

Post Office Poppies #2
Oil on Canvas

     A host of bright red poppies! How to paint each one and yet give the image a focal point. I think the thing to do is to make some of them touching to create a shape that draws the eye, leaving the others as supporting cast. Now I think of that. I painted what I saw and forgot I could move things around if I wanted to.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Post Office Poppies
Oil on Canvas

     There was a riotous display of these Oriental poppies in the planter along the parking lot at my post office. I took lots of pictures, just random shots, not knowing if anything could come of it. There were hundreds of poppies, but I chose just these few petals to paint this time.