Welcome to my Art Blog! I paint or draw most weekdays and sometimes finish a painting a day. I fondly call them my "Postcards from Paradise" because it's such a beautiful place the Lord made here for us.

Friday, January 18, 2008

"Evening Drama" Skyscape Daily Painting

Original small oil painting 4"x6"
Grey and glowing white clouds in a turquoise sky, above darker mountain landscape.

in Museum style gold frame $125.
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I had a lot of fun with this one. It is the sort of thing I love to paint and play around with a bit. Like mixing up cornbread, it's okay to go a little heavy on some ingredients and lighter on others. It still turns out

©2008 Diana Moses Botkin

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

"Backdoor Watchers" Daily Painting

Original oil painting 10"x8"
Figurative study of young woman and boy at doorway.
©2007 Diana Moses Botkin

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Recently I added color washes to this painting, which was previously only shades of greys and black. This piece was a value study to enter in a competition. Gambin Artist's Oil Colors holds their Torrit Grey Competition every year.

The idea is to paint a piece using only the Torrit Grey, plus black and white. You can see my entry on Gamblin's Torrit Grey gallery page on their website, along with other entries. Frankly, I don't know how Gamblin decided on the winners; so many fine paintings were entered.