myra's ballet

Thursday, March 31, 2011

chair de coups de brosse . . .

chair de coups de brosse
Here is an earlier painting in progress done from the previous sketch.  CLUNKY but lovable.  So far I just figured out that I could put some touches of blue on the magazine to tie it to the overall painting.  It's a sunny day at de coups de brosse . . .

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

catherine's cozy comfort #2 . . .

I have some chair paintings that are drying right now.  I will post one soon.  I was thrilled to draw this wicker chair - with a magazine?  Another first for me!  I would describe some artists as 'elegant' painters.  I have spent time trying to be an elegant painter.  Now I am trying to embrace the type of painter I really am.  I describe myself as traditional clunky.  Hey!  Some people Love clunky paintings!  (just the facts - more insight and photographic proof to come!)

Monday, March 28, 2011

catherine's cozy comfort . . .

catherine's cozy comfort
Since I have never drawn one before I wanted to see if I could just sit down and draw what I would call 'a classic chair'.   Not a bad job.  I have seen some photos of sunlit rooms with comfortable cheerful chairs that I would love to draw. Why not?  Challenge! Oh it's 'on' like 'popcorn'.  

Thursday, March 24, 2011

martine's roses pantoufles #1

martine's roses pantoufles
french for martine's pink slippers
9x12 oil on canvas panel
I wanted to paint ballerina flats that also had an abstract quality - such as perhaps the inside of the shoe - maybe? (#1 oh no - there are more to come).

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

bonnie in the summer sun . . .

'bonnie in the summer sun'
It's been weeks since I have drawn the human figure.  Quite frankly I am a little afraid now.  I do feel encouraged by artists like Bonnie whose drawings inspire me to sit down, listen to something pleasant  and draw.  Yes, I drew 'bonnie in the summer sun' a few weeks ago - before the pinched nerve in the arm thingy.  I have gone from 'two numb fingers' to 'weird feelings in the fingers'.  Now that's progress!  It is my doctor's opinion that I got a pinched nerve from eating one too many chocolate cookies combined with constantly sleeping on my hand.  What is he trying to say?  I need to be like Bonnie -  get my little fan - and take plenty of walks in the summer sun!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

gracious and tea with janettmarie . . .

'gracious and tea with janettmarie'
As this sketch shows I have been working on my drawings and paintings of chairs.  I asked the modern day master of the impressionist apple JanettMarie if I could borrow her wonderful color palette for some of my pillows and she graciously said yes.  Thank you JanettMarie!  Paintings to come soon!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

comfort . . .

Hello!  I have been recovering from a pinched nerve in my arm.  Bonnie would remember that I also love to paint chairs.  I wanted to do a painting with a place to rest your eyes and as you lower your view you see two fluffy pillows inviting you to sit down and rest your back.  This painting is available - for more information please click here.