Donnerstag, 31. März 2011

"Live long and prosper"

These two figures belong to my boyfriend. They both embody Mr. Spock , main character of Star Trek, the aged one and the young one.
The young figure (in blue) says, after pressing a small button on its back "Das ist höchst unlogisch" - "That would be unwise". The older one says "Frieden, und ein langes Leben" - "Live long and prosper"

Mittwoch, 30. März 2011

Apple and Peppers


Dienstag, 29. März 2011

Radish III


Montag, 28. März 2011

Radish II


Samstag, 26. März 2011

Rose and Spring Flowers


Sonntag, 20. März 2011

Spring Flowers

US $139.38

Blurry Beauty

US $28.00

Porcelain Milk Cow

This is an old fashioned household article. It is used as a milk jug. There's hole at the back of this cow and a hole where the mouth is so that you can poor out the milk by holding it at it's tail. I made picture of the original (below).

US $46.00


The Help Japan Challenge

Sonntag, 13. März 2011

Three ballet dancer

When I finished this painting I showed it proudly to my boyfriend, to hear his critics ( he is a graduated artist, so attention please!). He said to me, that he likes the style, but finds the motif so depressing . I ask him what he finds so depressing about these little peppers dancing in the sun like ballet dancers. He looked at me stunned and said: Those are not ballet dancers they look like poor guys, staying in front of a firing squad. Then I looked at it again and I realized, that maybe the theatrical straight light from one side and those some how crooked figures may cause an association like... mhhh but I really didn't intend to paint those poor guys!! I would be curious what you see it this painting?

US $89.00

Brass sea gull II

US $29.00

Strawberry pitcher

US $63.87

Brass sea gull

US $28.00

Tulip on cubistic table cloth

The Color of White Challenge

Dienstag, 8. März 2011

Demo Lincoln

I wanted to show you how I developed the Lincoln portrait.
I used a gessoed board, that was already prepared for a portrait ( skin-colored).
At first I added some guidelines to the photography in order to keep the proportions right (in the end the face got a bid too long though), then I painted the dark parts, that are mainly the area around his eyes and his beard and later on his dark suit ( I assumed it must have been black and his bow tie gray). Then I added some color that I had in my mind would go well with his face. This step was the most difficult part of this challenge, because you had to somehow invent the colors. After I had an idea of the colors I added some lights to the nose, eyes and chemise. At the end I elaborated some important parts like again his eyes, his cheeks, mouth and finally I densified the background and his suit. Done :-)

Thank you Mary Maxam, Horst, Diane, Carlene, Linda, Mary Rochelle Burnham, Karen, Madeleine Deborah, Pattie and Maria for your nice comments!!!