Friday, January 19, 2018

FIGURE PAINTING EXHIBIT - CHRISTINA'S WORLD

     










Christina

My Friday open studio group has invited participants who have painted the beautiful model, Christina, to exhibit at the newly opened
Coral Mermaid Gallery. I have two paintings to show and the reception should be a lot of fun. Wish you all could join us. 
Mary Ellen

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

EXPERIMENTING WITH BLACK BACKGROUNDS

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The past six months I have been focusing on the human figure which I find fascinating. Here I was experimenting with black backgrounds to create a more dramatic feel. 





 Below I painted on Yupo with watercolor adding color & marks with total abandon then painted the negative space around the model. I think it would read better if the background was totally black.

  
My grand daughter at the beach. To the right an Art Deco thing going on and below a 1940’s model. It was great fun but what do you say; yes try some more or no move on?
 

Mary Ellen

Thursday, January 4, 2018

HOT OFF THE EASEL- CHRISTINA

Each Friday you can find me painting with a wonderful group of artists at the Museum of Art.  The open studio has a new live model week and today it was Christina.

 Christina is a beautiful young woman with the most gorgeous long red hair. As you see my style is very loose, I am happiest when I capture the essence of the person not their exact likeness.

​I think I am finding that painting the human figure is my passion so I will keep on honing my skills.

Mary Ellen

​I would be a delight to hear your comments .

Friday, December 22, 2017

HOLIDAY JOY COMING YOUR WAY







       May I be one of the many to wish you Happy Holidays and an adventurous New Year. 

Our Christmas will be peaceful and quiet but none the less precious. Our family flew in and drove to spend 4 days with us at Thanksgiving so Christmas is happily shared with the other side of the family. 

My New Year’s goal is to make videos of my art process which I then post to social media. I am following the lead of Mary Gilkerson via her blog and UTube presentations. She is a great teacher if you are looking for some artistic input. 

OK, I said it out loud so now I have to keep my new resolution.

Mary Ellen

Saturday, December 16, 2017

HIGH KEY PAINTING



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I like  high key paintings, the ones with the pastel soft colors that make you feel like your are wrapped in a warm blanket on a cold day. Most of the time I start out with the intention of painting using soft colors and then something takes over where dark value contrast sneak in. Funny how old habits are hard to break even when I know what my painting goal was. 

With this collage I held the course with my high key palette and before my eyes a city scape appeared. Yea team!

Mary Ellen


Friday, December 8, 2017

HOT OFF OF THE EASEL



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     Each Friday you can find me painting with a wonderful group of artists at the Museum of Art.  The open studio has a new live model each week and today it was our monitor because the regular model didn't show up. He did a great job!

     Just to add pizzazz, Keith put on a red bandanna which made him look like an urban pirate. I think I am finding that painting the human figure is my passion so I will keep on honing my skills.

I would be a delight to hear your comments.


Mary Ellen

Friday, December 1, 2017

BIRDS OF A FEATHER










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BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Off the Deep End again; which is the new official  term for creative extremes.

Using my home made paste paper I fashioned a mamma bird with three little fledglings on a geometric background.


The colors are a bit bold, the design wonky and the birds have big confident personalities.



A mother's expression after a hard day with the kids.