This is the second painting completed for the Daily Paintworks Challenge. "BRA 4" was painted on a white gessobord. "BRA 5" was painted on a gessobord that I painted black. Each painting has its own palette and with this painting I used fewer brush strokes. Here they are side by side and as you can see each has its unique look. This was a challenge I enjoyed very much!
This is the 4th time I have painted a bra and this will be the first painting for the Daily Paintworks Challenge, which is to paint the same subject differently in two paintings. This challenge was posted byCarol Steinberg. So, for more underwear paintings stay tuned!
I thought it was time to paint a different subject and decided that a still life would be fun. Because we are in the process of moving, my studio is partially packed so setting up a still life would be difficult so I looked for a photo to use. I found one at theWet Canvas site. I'm not taking all my studio equipment to our apartment as it is very small. I'm sure that when we are moved in to our house, setting up a still life will be especially fun. In the meantime, photographs will be a great source.
2 tsp. unsalted cultured butter, like Plugra ¼ tsp. sea salt 2 slices baguette, cut on the bias 2 large radishes, sliced into ⅛" rounds Fresh ground black pepper
In a small bowl, blend together butter and salt using a small spatula until butter is soft and airy. Spread baguette slices with butter, arrange radish slices on top, and finish with a grind or two of pepper.
I am still exploring color and she was fun to paint using unexpected color and keeping the values correct. The reference for this portrait is a mug shot from the public police records found on the internet.
My postings have become far and few between. My husband and I are in the middle of moving. We just sold our house and are building a house, so for the next few months I will continue to paint, but will post when I can.
When I began painting mug shots I had no idea how far I would go with it. I am a little surprised that I am on 91 and still enjoying the series. Of course, I will make it to 100 and then, who knows. There are so many interesting faces and I learn with each one so I suspect the series will continue.
This is another vintage mugshot. I really struggled with this one. Painting from a black and white photograph taken decades and decades ago is not an easy task. However, when I saw her glasses I had to paint her. She had a scarf wrapped around her neck that I painted and then wiped it out. I'm afraid it did me in. I'm pleased with how she turned out with those iconic glasses.