Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Today was the second day of Joni Falk's Floral Still Life Class, and it was another great day.  Maxine Johnston stopped by (the founder of Scottsdale Artists' School), and although she no longer teaches, she always takes the time to look at each student's painting and offer some good advice.  

I did some refinement on the painting I did yesterday, and below is the finished product.  Well, mostly finished.  All you painters out there will have your own opinion, but I think I'll pour a cup of coffee, sit down and stare at it a while to see what else it might need.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Joni Falk Still Life Class -- Day 1

Today was the first day of Joni Falk's floral still life class at Scottsdale Artists' School.  We're all having a great time, and Joni is such a wonderful teacher.  My painting today is not quite complete yet, but I'm happy with the progress so far.  Below are photos of the still life set-up, as well as my painting-in-progress.  

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Cactus Flowers, 9x12 oil

Some say that roses are the most beautiful flowers, but I think that cactus flowers are equally beautiful, and just as challenging to paint.  Here in the southwest, we're treated to a variety of cactus flowers in a wide range of neon colors during the spring.