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Monday, October 24, 2011

Kay's Kurly Kale

Kay's Kurly Kale 9 x 12" watercolor
I like to sit at my front window and sip my morning coffee.  Recently, the sunlight was so beautiful on the ornamental kale I planted that I had to photograph and paint it.  Thanks Rachel.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bob and My Entries Pop Art II Heavenly Peace Show

Serenity by Kay Fuller  Accepted and Sold
Hark the Herald Angel's Sing by Kay Fuller - Declined

Almost Heaven by Kay Fuller - Accepted

Peaceful Campus by Bob Fuller  Accepted
This is the Old Maine at Penn State  

Life Eternal by Bob Fuller Accepted
These olive trees are over 1700 years old.

Heaven Below to Heaven Above by Bob Fuller  Accepted
Church in Nafplio, Greece
He is sooo good at buildings.

More watercolor on gesso

Dining Al Fresco  ACEO 2.5 x 3.5" Watercolor on Gold Gesso
I am inlove with painting on gold gesso.  Thank you, Carla O'Connor for turning me on to this.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Positano Mannequin Watercolor on Gold Gesso

This is from a photo I took in Positano.  They have mannequins sitting or standing in the proximity of the shops instead of using store windows.  She is a mini, 2.5 x 3/5", and I hope to do one similar in a larger size.  The underpainting is gold gesso, so she has a bit of a sparkle where the gold peeks through the watercolor.  

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Paintings on Display in Washington, VA

Bob and I have paintings (3 each) on display at the Ice House Gallery in Washington, VA

My miniatures are level with my shoulder

Bob's are level with the cuff of his shirt and one is above, far left, at elbow level.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

From our visit to the National Arboretum

Bob and I went to the 64th Annual Orchid Show at the National Arboretum this morning.  I took over 500 photos to use as references for paintings.  Here are a few paintings from those reference photos.

Green Orchid
Bonsai Shadows

Gathering Pollen

Phase two of the Geisha

My geisha is about finished.  I could not get the same effects that I did with superimposing the palm fronts over her photo, but I think these fronds look pretty,  Now, she will sit on the mantle for a few days while I decide if she needs more or if she is ready to frame. 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Watercolor on Gold Gesso

Paintings done using techniques learned in the Carla O'Connor workshop I attended Sept 26-30th.  I incorporated these into a couple of my ACEO minis.

Intrigues - Watercolor on Gold Gesso coated paper.  2.5 x 3.5"

Carnival Venice  Watercolor & Gouache on White Paper