Saturday, February 18, 2012

Agave, Cacti, Still Life

" Early Morning Light...Agave "
copyright J.Bellinger 2012
oil 30"x40"

I figured out how to get rid of the underline ...hit Ctrl+U. Whew!
Not that I have much to say this morning. Posting this large painting reminds me that I am not doing a daily painting, haven't for a long time but will continue to post all my paintings as I complete them.
The design plan for this one was for a split complementary color, and like always I premix my oils so when I start painting I paint...much more relaxing than having to decide what to mix as you go along. I gave the light falling on the shale stone a glaze of warm yellow after all was done, to relate the sky really pulled the painting together and gives the whole painting a glow...not sure it shows in the image here.
Hope your day is wonderful! It's a beautiful morning here in Scottsdale.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Desert Botanical Garden IV, Cacti, Saguaro, Scottsdale

" Desert Botanical Garden IV" copyright J.Bellinger 2012



Can't seem to find an underline icon on the bar...when it is sent to my email it does show..weird. I'm using Internex explorer to see if that made a doesn't. This is annoying to read, sorry. Guess I will just post images for a while til I find the problem.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Botanical Gardens, cactus

" Early Morning Light " copyright J. Bellinger 2012

I haven't posted since September...can anyone tell me why everything is underlined?

The Celebration of Fine Art show here in Scottsdale is going very well and continues through the end of March. I love being with all the artists, it is very inspiring.
I think you can tell from my desert paintings that I have fallen in love with cactus...I call them garden still lifes. I'm attracted to the groupings with strong light/shadow patterns....a challenge to paint. At home in Idaho I avoid summer scenes...too much of the same green. Here there is an amazing variety of greens to design with.