Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hummingbird Moth

Saw this little guy at my sister's in N. Carolina. I looked him up and it said he's also called a "Clearwing" because his wings turn clear. He was sooo cute and stayed right there for several minutes.


I was searching for a new idea to paint and came across a picture I'd taken of this pot of flowers on my deck. It had such beautiful shadows and contrasts in dark and lights which i haven't added yet. I love Nasturtiums and had planted the seeds one year. Hope I spelled it correctly...I'm painting this in the evening class.

Finished painting

I'm waiting for the printer to finish cards of my new painting. I wasn't sure what to paint next, but started the next six week class with a new painting of a picture I took a few years ago at a garden walk in Chicago. I'll post that later as the painting develops I had to spend time with the sketch of the stairs with work in perspective to get it right before I painted it.

Monday, April 6, 2009

New painting

I painted this from a picture from the Botanical Gardens which we visited maybe last year with our class that going out on site to paint or sketch. I sometimes take photos and then have something to paint during the winter months.