Wednesday, March 26, 2008

two recent sketches: Portrait for Paul, Swamp in fog

two recent sketches: Portrait for Paul, Swamp in fog, by Mary
Stebbins Taitt. I drew the portrait Easter Sunday dinner. I drew the
swamp in Fog I think Easter Saturday.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Gatehouse

The Gatehouse, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click image to view larger.

I am taking a water media class, 7 weeks long. I've had two weeks so far. This is one of my homework assignments. It is straight out of the book, Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner (or something like that.) I followed the instructions as best I could. It's definitely not flawless by any means. But I am pretty happy with it as a beginner's effort. This is my first art course since grade school.


Later: I made a brand new, larger color version of this painting.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Robin at the Berries

Robin at the Berries, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. I took this a week and a half ago at the Warm Memorial and am going to attempt to paint it on Thursday with water colors.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Remembering

Remembering, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. This is one of my homework
exercises for my water media class. I did it last night. Click image to view larger.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Tulips at the Village Market III, a present for Jacob

Tulips at the Village Market III, a present for Jacob, by Mary
Stebbins Taitt. I painted this picture for Jacob for his birthday
with acrylics on paper (that is, not Photoshop) from a photo I posted
earlier. I may also attempt one in water colors. We'll see.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Color Mixing

I went to my 5-hour water media class today from 10-3:30 and learned
about color mixing. I made these three exercises and one posted at No
Polar Coordinates with three colors only, red, blue and and yellow. I
used no other colors, no black white grey green brown etc. They are
not great art, but I am learning to do greens and skin tones etc wioth
only the primary colors, mixed. It was fun and satisfying, even if
not particularly good. :-D

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Little Man, Captured

If you capture the Leprechaun, must he give you his gold? He thinks
not. Timothy O'Leary, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. New tonight.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Tulips at the Village Market II

Tulips at the Village Market II, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. This is a
new digital painting I did today as a birthday gift from a photo taken
at our corner grovery, The Village Market.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Underground Chess

Underground Chess, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. I hope you're having a great weekend.

Click image to view larger. View an altered detail here. This is for Monday Artday "Underground" challenge. It is an illustration for a children's story.