Friday, April 4, 2008
A still life and a rework
Oh what fun I had painting this still life! I was going to be all fine arty and make a serious painting, but then I just couldn't resist putting one of my little chickies in there! Peep!
I decided to try and paint this little folk girl again, since the first one was in a sketchbook and not a finished painting on a canvas. I have loved the paintings of the old itinerant folk painters such as Ammi Phillips, and even went to Colonial Williamsburg to see them in the folk art museum there. They are really cool in real life. Anyhow these 18th and 19th century portraits really get me going, so I had to try doing them in my own style. I am almost finished with another one-the best so far. I can't wait to show it to you, but it is not quite ready!
Blue Vase and Folk Girl with Doll are on Ebay now.