Monday, June 30, 2008

Canton, Again

I started this second painting from a photo taken in Canton, Ga a few weeks ago. Our class focus last session was on buildings, town scenes, etc. They require a lot of preciseness, perhaps more than I'm willing to give! It's a great exercise and learning experience, but I'm ready to focus on some other things for a while.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Street scene and Peony

It's been a while since I've posted. I've been preoccupied with painting my deck - not as much fun as art, but necessary. Now I hope to get back to the fun painting. Our class has recently focused on painting street scenes; since this is not a topic I normally paint, I had to make some photos. This one is from downtown Canton, Ga. It looks crooked in the post, but that's a result of the photography, not the painting! This one was a real learning experience.

The white peony bloomed in my yard this Spring and was beautiful; I made dozens of photographs and will try painting another using a different technique or a different support. Holly visited today; she finished several paintings, while I just finished this one!
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