Friday, March 6, 2015

The Quiet Room

"The Quiet Room"
8"x10" oil on panel

One thing I have learned as I've grown older is that I am strong enough to put artwork out there that is not up to my in point, this piece of artwork above!  

I have been attempting a few interior scenes lately to stretch myself and also because I have always admired scenes of this sort.  I have learned that it is VERY difficult to pull off successfully.  I may do a few more to continue to practice but really want to learn how to do this so much better.  Someday I would love to take a workshop from someone whom I have long admired-Anne Blair Brown-and who does this type of work so well.

By the way, the color of these blue chairs on my monitor is very electric blue and not at all like the color I have painted them.  I usually do not have this issue but it is very evident in this image.  


  1. Love this blogpost. We have to put ourselves out there to get better! I am always stretching myself. Your interiors are coming along! Love the shadows and great perspective. Thanks for an encouraging post!

  2. Thank you so much Maria! I hesitated to post this but I thought that hopefully some day I will look back at this and say "boy, I sure improved" and also "what were you thinking??". I agree we have to put ourselves out there. Thanks for commenting!