Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Current work in progress... Marigold based on a wonderful image in the wetcanvas image library (posted by Madelaine - an amazing photographer). I have to let the cowboy sit for a bit... getting too wrapped up in it. - Joyce Brandon
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Monday, May 22, 2006
Two days gone in a blink!
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Friday, May 19, 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Ummm... Now that's what I'm talkin' about!
This image was taken this morning. I was seated 2-3 feet from the painting on my easel. I zoomed in and I was using the "flower" close-up option (recommended for high light close-ups). I used no flash, as I had the painting lit from above and from the left front with 2 true spectrum lights. I had to make a very minor color balance adjustment - which probably would not have been necessary if I were using natural light.
So my point is... I am EXTREMELY pleased with this camera so far. I took some photos of my husband and children yesterday and they turned out so clear and true - I couldn't believe they weren't scans from my 35mm! I hope to try a few "macro" type close-ups this afternoon.
So now you can clearly see my progress on the cowboy! Yea! - Joyce Brandon
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Monday, May 15, 2006
OK - here's where my painting stands as of this afternoon. It's 12x16 acrylic on canvas. This image is poor... and as I said - the painting is in that adolescent gawky stage. It only gets better from here... that's what I tell myself, anyway! - Joyce Brandon
This is a sketch for the painting I'm currently working on. Right now the painting is in it's "ugly" stage... I have to keep reminding myself of that because right now when I look at it I feel a little sick... okay - a LOT.
Saturday, May 13, 2006
I'm really giving this tagging thing too much thought...
So I'm just going to tag some folks who's blogs I've enjoyed recently...
Since a whole day has gone by I'm also going to adjust my tag questions... 3 is the magic number!
3 Places you'd love to visit
3 people you haven't seen in years... but wish you could
3 things you'd like to accomplish in the next 3 years
3 people you will tag
1.... Nora Sallows
2... Becky - the Absent Minded Housewife (LOVE her blog)
3... *S* (I know her real name & she liked my Icelandic painting)
Friday, May 12, 2006
This is the ACEO I completed today for a friend of my mother. Hope she likes it! -Joyce Brandon
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Sunday, May 07, 2006
The image above shows 2 ACEOs with two slightly different variations on the VW theme. Not too clear, but they give you an idea (however faint) of how I tend to begin a painting. First I sketch and sketch in my nice simple spiral sketch book. Finally, once I've come to a version of the subject that I feel good about, I place a sheet of printer paper over the sketch and create a rubbing. I then place the rubbing over the intended surface, in this case a 2.5x3.5" piece of 140# watercolor paper, and trace the image thus transfering the sketch to it's final home.
Now to paint! - Joyce Brandon