Monday, March 30, 2009

Frustration

I thought for sure I would have some more paintings to post by now. I spent a frustrating day trying to finish a still life composed of pears and chili peppers. Sounds so simple. I ended up spending about 2.5 hrs on one of the chili peppers that I could not seem to get right or leave alone. I finally felt pretty good about it and left it. When I came back the next morning it was the pear that was out of perspective not the pepper!!!
Lesson learned.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Gatehouse Ipswich MA

Cottages Rockport MA

Back on track

After some delays, on my part, I was able to pick up my handcolored photo enlargements. I was really impressed by the quality of the finished photos. I was a little concerned that the photos would lose their detail, color and clarity as we went bigger but because I was lucky to work with an excellent technician, John Androezi, that did not happen. John is an experienced photographer and a perfectionist so I was in good hands.
Next was the framing, which can really make or break any piece of art. Again we are so lucky in Melbourne to have so many artists and craftsman. Once again Tom Ridley came through. He did a great job of setting off both photos in unique frames. I now have two very interesting, unique pieces to hang.