Awkwardly positioned delicate object and a big shadow from an unseen source... I think I'll call this one a self portrait.
Tons of mardi gras beads hang from my easel - I find them really beautiful and extremely tempting. Tempting because I am always tempted to add them to my composition. I love the colors and I enjoy the reflections and highlights on ach bead. Unfortunately, they are too much. Every time I add them, I regret it. I never learn from this mistake.
Three day weekends are a gift from the gods. Thanks to this extra day of "rest" I managed to get the car serviced, clean the garage, prep healthy food for the week, hang some art, AND PAINT!
This is my new friend, little bird. He's a Lenox figurine from my mom's house - but he may originally hail from Marion or my fraternal grandmother. I'm excited to see where he takes me and hopeful about finding some time to paint him.
Lora Marie Durr
During my undergraduate studies, I spent a great deal of time in the painting studio working with traditional oils. Teaching middle school art for the past 12 years has taken me away from those roots. This "one a day" project is aimed at re-inspiring that creativity and technique.
Other "one a day" painting blogs to check out:
Kellie Marian Hill
The usual Subjects