Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Light on the Lavender

"Light on the Lavender"
8 x 11
© 2014 by Rebecca Croft

Still working on the light.  I think I captured it pretty well in this little painting.  I like how this turned out.  It has all of my favorite colors.  Also, I'm working with Trisha Adams color palette so I've had to go back to making color charts so that I can get the right colors mixed.  It really can be like starting from scratch.  I am having fun with it.  I will have to take a break for a little while as I have to go out of town for a conference.  Maybe I'll get one more painting in before I head to Atlanta.  Don't you just love the purples and lavenders in this!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tulips & Apples

Final Version!

Second Version

First Version

After my color workshop I came home and worked on this still life.  You can see my dilemma - I had to work on the color of the light and I kept changing it.  I'm still not sure I really like how it turned out but I'm done.  I think maybe I should have just changed the color of the orange flowers in the first one to light pink and kept the background the same.  Anyway, let me know what you think.  I need to try and apply what I learned into my landscapes.  Since I was stuck home today because of the snow storm I painted a landscape and I do like how it turned out a lot.  I'll post that one next!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Pair of Blooms

"A Pair of Blooms"
10 x 14 
© 2014 by Rebecca Croft

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Workshops! Workshops! Workshops!

Every Winter we're stuck inside.  I get so restless so I look for inspiration in my painting.  I have found that by taking a workshop I not only learn new painting tips but get re-inspired.  Workshops always make you think outside the box and work outside your comfort zone.  Each artist has their own way of doing things and their own style.  By taking a workshop I learn to incorporate some of those new applications into my paintings.  I just took a workshop by Trisha Adams on color and it was amazing!  One of the improvements that I want to make in my work is color.  How to make it work for me.  I want my paintings to pop.  Here is another painting I started in the workshop and finished in my studio. The hard part is taking what I've learned and applying it to my paintings in my studio.