Friday, November 20, 2009

PB and J

"Peanut Butter & Jelly"
original oil painting on canvas board, 5x6 inch
copyright 2009 MaryAnn Cleary

This is a small painting that I did to get my eyes and hands back into the groove of painting. Painting PB&J sandwiches are always fun. With this one I tried to concentrate on hard, soft, and lost edges. I also used a prismatic palette (primary colors), but it definitely was tempting to grab a tube of yellow ochre. Fun practice and good eating.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Landscape Study......

"Landscape Study"
original oil 8x10 inch
copyright 2009 MaryAnn Cleary

This small study is of a lake near where I live. This month I am working on a pet portrait commission and one of the requests from my client is to have a background with a lake. This may be what I use for the background area.

This past month has been a crazy one - a trip to Montana, installing tile and a new wood stove, and a couple of writing classes.

Time to get back into painting everyday and focusing on what I love!