Friday, January 11, 2013

30 in 30; #9 – Winter Sunshine

Winter Sunshine, 6"x6", oil on panel

It was cold, windy, and raining Thursday morning, and my plein air class was cancelled. I was unpacking the CSA produce box that had arrived and plopped these radishes on a little plate and set them in the window. A few minutes later, the sun came out and lit the radishes up. What a cold and beautiful day we had!

I took a few photos of the radishes and tried out the 27" monitor/tv that my husband gave me for Christmas. Technology is so cool – I put the SD card from my camera in a USB card reader and popped it into the port on the monitor, and there were my radishes on the screen. Magic!

I did a pencil/value sketch first, and then wiped off two oil sketches before I was happy with the composition.

I've been spending a lot of time painting lately (no kidding), so I decided to give myself a time limit on this one. It worked. I didn't have time to "noodle" it to death, and I like it.

oil sketch, first color


  1. Cindy, I am enjoying your work... it's all beautiful! Somehow I didn't get to see your roses until today. They are gorgeous! Just think, we are one-third through this challenge!

  2. I like this too! So full of light and color! Wonderful. I really like that you show your starts too. That is so interesting to me.

  3. My first visit to your blog - this one caught my eye - luscious color and light. Nice thick pigment!


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