I know I mentioned several times that I just started painting this year, so I just thought I'd let you all know that I have an account on Photobucket where you can see my paintings if you want. I'll add more as I do more....anyway, here it is: http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r45/MermaidGirl84/
For those of you who don't want to open another window, I'll post my paintings separately, one at a time. Here they are, in chronological order:
Monchrome study of coffee cups, done September of 2006. This was my first painting ever.
Complementary colour study of three white calla lilies, done October of 2006.
Cubist study of a platform shoe, done late October-November of 2006. The shoe was originally black, and the table was originally white, so I decided to use the basic complementary colours of violet and yellow as a jumping-off point, but incorporate other colours as well, and use brighter and darker colours to depict positive and negative areas of light, respectively.
Open project, of a maple leaf, done November of 2006. I chose to do a maple leaf because I'd done a drawing way back in September, of a maple leaf I'd found on the ground, because I thought it was pretty. At the time I did this painting, the leaves were starting to turn brown and gross, and the trees were looking pretty bare, so I wanted to save a piece of fall so I'd have it with me all winter. I'd originally wanted to do a sky-blue background, but that looked bad, so my friend Trish told me to make the background light green instead, so I did.