June 3, 2008

(182) A Little Night Music
10 x 20, oil

This Macpherson assignment is about testing values by taking black and white photos to compare the finished painting (top) with a photo of the subject. It is a good comparison exercise allowing one to determine if the lights are light enough and the darks dark enough-also helps to see problems in drawing...
And here are some of the paintings for my upcoming show (couldn't display them all here because I ran out of steps, but you get the idea). If you are in the neighborhood Friday (June 6th) stop by the reception at the gallery between 5-7 p.m. (CDT) and say hello!
"Life is like a piano...what you get out of it depends on how you play it. One man gets nothing but discord, another gets harmony. No one claims the piano is at fault. Life is about the same. The discord is there, and the harmony is there. Study to play it correctly..." (anonymous)


Anonymous said...

I love the black and white!

All those paints? And more? Awesome! They are beautifully framed. I like the way you've displayed them on the stairs. Have a good time at the gallery showing.


Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I'm never disappointed when I come to your blog. You always give me energy and I leave smiling ... its very encouraging. Now if I would only prioritize my time. Love all the paintings you've framed. I know you will sell, sell, sell.

Teaworthy said...

First, you look super cute! Love the shoes (both in the painting and on your feet) and this is such a tremendous amount of work. I'm so proud! Congratulations!

A's da said...

Whoa! Paintings that spill out onto the floor. What a cool picture! I think this one should be prominently displayed somewhere -- perhaps in your studio?

FCP said...

Aw shucks...thank to all. I feel very blessed to be able to do what I love to do everyday.
thanks for stopping by the blog to take a look, and for your encouraging comments,

Frank Gardner said...

Man Faye!!!! Awesome!!!!
I am just taking a quick run through all that I missed and am really impressed. Had to let you know how great all of those look together.
I need more time to go back through them and comment on some. Time to read some stories and get Erin in bed. I'll be back.