I bought this bowl at a Pottery show a few weeks ago - it's big and creamy and the texture is really great. I'm lucky to live in an area that not only offers tons of interesting produce (ie: these lovely squash), but is also home to many many talented artisans of all kinds.
We visited a pumpkin farm over the weekend, and I fell in love with the colors of fall all over again! The enormous bins of different squash are so tempting, with their eye-popping patterns. Although it was grey and foggy, it was nice to be out in the country, and we came home with a trunk-full of new painting subjects - AND a thirty-pound pumpkin for the little boy that lives inside my husband.
Same pose as last week, when I painted just her head. After focusing so closely on her face last session, I was able to spend very little time on it last night, leaving me free to concentrate on the body. That's the only explanation I can give for finishing this one in less than three hours.
It's been a while since I went into my studio and painted - a couple of weeks, which to me, is forever. Luckily, I have these very inspirational grapes, which we picked at my mom's house over the weekend. This vine is so tenacious, it is growing - and full of fruit - halfway up a tree! Way too high for us to reach by ladder, but we got plenty of lower-hanging fruit for ourselves. Squirrels get lucky this year!
I wanted to share what I'm currently reading, as it made the color-mixing phase of my work so much more enjoyable today: (click the pic for more info)