Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Little Black

16x12 pastel on pastelbord
A day painting, talking and sharing good food is a very fine day in my book.  Sunday was a day I spent with fellow artists Dana Cooper, Julie Hill and Kim Vanderhoek.  Julie turned her kitchen into a lovely place to paint and share thoughts and ideas.  We enjoyed seeing her fabulous studio.  She treated us to a wonderful home cooked meal and lovely ambiance.  It was a mini artist retreat.  This time together was inspiring and fun and much different than the daily life of a painter.  Kelley Sanford from N.C. came a calling and shared some time with us by phone. 
The still life and little black, as I call him, was sitting on Julie's (amazing and spacious) kitchen island.  I was drawn to the red flowers and ended up  loving little black the best.
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12 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

Well said and beautifully painted Dori...fun day!

Virginia Floyd said...

Love these flowers! And your day sounds like fun!

carol morgan carmichael said...

The bright colors in this piece are so appealing. Love "little black" and his shadow. Beautiful piece to accompany a wonderful day.

Julie Hill said...

Oh what a wonderful day we all had...to see this piece come together was a real treat! and that's my little black camel! so cool!

Pam Holnback said...

Love all the values. Sounds like a fun day!

Carrie'sCreations said...

Love this Dori!! Sounds like an awesome day!

Kelley Sanford said...

I love red flowers, Dori. Nicely done and I love "little" black too. Enjoyed talking with everyone & look forward to sitting in Julie's kitchen with all of you.

Dean H. said...

Little black is the best, Dori! A great little element in this colorful still life!

Diane Klock said...

A wonderful remembrance of a perfect day.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

I love all the comments. Thank you very much.

Karen Bruson said...

Love the blues in the background against the flowers. Striking!

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Just beautiful Dori, you composed this very well and I thought it was neat that you didn't have to adjust much on the counter in order to get a lovely design. Great control of your composition too and the blue behind the flowers sets them off really well.

Thanks for such a fun day, it was great painting with you!