Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Long Awaited 3rd Step

Thanks so much for patiently waiting. Life has been a challenge of late and I'm sorry to say I haven't been in the studio to much in the last couple of weeks.

So here is the long awaited Step 3. A print of the digital image. My printer may need ink or calibration, as you can see the color is way off. The copy is on top and the original is below it.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Flaming Flower

STEP TWO: So here we have the second image - step two of five has now been completed.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fire Floral

This little project has been spinning in my head for just a little to long. What I would like to do is paint two paintings that are very similar. So this is the first one. So this would be step one of five.

STEP ONE: Fire Floral - painting one

p.s. did any one notice the little heart in yesterdays painting? I know Kathaleen did.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Blossoms Reaching

Hi Everyone,

In Northern Arizona we are experiencing a beautiful and abundant Spring. While it is the desert - it is lush in its own way - the trees are blooming - I fall in love each year, more and more, amazing.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

9 - 11

What a crippling and vulnerable time for this once strong, fearless and impenetrable nation.

Slowly, she was chipped away - Stripped of her innocence. Down on her knees, asking, "How did this Happen? When and how did it all go wrong?

Change the locks, the codes, and guard the boarders. Be careful of who is let in.

And so it goes.

Living in fear. United and shaken to our core. Living in stages of RED or ORANGE alert! High alert - suspicious and on guard of what is yet to come.

We lived in fear, and mourned our once great nation. How could this of happened?

We held our breath and waited.

And slowly we began to rebuild, slowly we learn who are allies are.

Today - I am alone - I am that Nation.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I have these trees that are covered with blooming white flowers. I'm thinking I might do a little series of them. Many of you may or may not be aware that in watercolor we don't use white paint, the white you see is the white of the paper. As you look at the flower petals keep in mind the white is the paper. . . Happy Painting!

From posting my "Daily Paintings" I have become painfully aware that my blog is lacking. So I signed up for a 4-week "Blog Triage" class with Cynthia Morris and Alyson Stanfield Today's assignment was to describe the people I would like to visit my Blog.

I imagine the people I would like to visit and share my blog with are all my friends, family, other artist, collectors, and art lovers in general.

People from all over the U.S., Europ and the World. They would gain pleasure in receiving a painting with their numerous emails, A painting might give them the simple pleasure in viewing, and a thirst curiosity as to how it was inspired or created.

Both men and women in a wide ranging age group, who are becoming more and more comfortable with the internet, blogging, commenting, and networking. They would share my blog with their friends, family, artist, and art lovers.

I hope they would enjoy watching the growth and the challenges I go through as an artist. And that they would appreciate my commitment to my art as well as to the blog.

Most of all I hope to bring them pleasure and excitement, that they can't wait to see the next posted painting, that their sheer delight would lead them to comment, or share with others, or to a purchase.

Thank you everyone for taking the time to read this.
Happy Painting, Teresa

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Blossom II

These tree's are amazingly beautiful - in various stages of their blooming!

Friday, April 2, 2010


There are signs of Spring through out my neighborhood. On our morning walk today I clipped this little blossom to paint. I remember telling my boys when they were young - to not pick the flowers so that everyone could enjoy them. Naturally I felt a little guilty picking this bud today, but told myself if I painted it - then I would be sharing the flowers/blossoms with many others.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

"Little Cowboy"

This was a quick little study, done from a photograph of my same recent trip down to San Diego, CA. This little guy couldn't of been more than five years old, but he sure could handle that rope. The determination and concentration I believe was translated into the painting.
I worked with a somewhat limited palette. Using Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Seinna and Cobalt Blue. Not having time to develop a background I worked the little figure firs. Determining the sun was overhead, creating shadow. I then wet the background washed in a yellow at an angle and then flicked a loaded brush on to the wet yellow. I did this to add a little interest to the ground. I then mixed the blue with the Sienna and completed the background.

"One Wish"

I was visiting San Diego, CA recently, and went to dinner at a charming Mexican Restaurant called, Casa de Maria. One of my favorite haunts. As you can see or the painting suggests the light is coming from the left and somewhat in back of the fountain.