Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Blue Window, Prickly Pear Cactus

" Blue Window "
Copyright 2011 J. Bellinger

New painting right off the easel! I took this photo at the Desert Botanical Garden a few weeks ago. As usual, I am drawn to yellow-green and blue violet. The cactus were quite challenging and interesting to render. I really like this painting and feel I captured the glow of early morning light coming through the cactus.
I am here exhibiting at Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale, Az. In the lobby is a display area for the Scottsdale Arts Schools and paintings by students who have taken workshops. I was drawn to one lovely little painting of yellow tulips and was very pleasantly surprised to see it was Kelly MacDonald's! Like seeing a friend even though we've never met in person. Lovely painting, Kelly!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Other Fish to Fry, Celebration of Fine Art

" Other Fish to Fry "
Copyright 2011 J. Bellinger
I took the photo for this painting over two years ago and just now got around to painting it. I loved doing all the little highlights that make the fish shine and the Pyrex dish was fun to render.
I am getting lots of work done here in the big white tent..Celebration of Fine Art 2011. It's so much fun interacting with all the other artists!