Thursday, September 29, 2011

cupcake 6 - daily painting, cupcakes,debbie miller

6x6" oil on canvas
OK - last of the 'canvas cupcakes'. 
thank God.

yesterdays post had some photos added to it - do you like that?
I'm a visual person and sometimes a phot0 best explains what I'm trying to say.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cupcake5 - daily painting,cupcakes,debbie miller

 6x6" oil on canvas -
 Started out planning a full day of painting in the studio
 - so of course its the cupcakes first -
But have to admit, just not feeling it today.

 Is this the most boring painting ever?!!!

  Maybe its the canvas thing.  Or...

    Maybe its my little friend following me around asking for a walk...

 Maybe its thinking about heading to the art store to get some fresh paint and panels....



(Seriously getting low on paint, right?) 

Maybe its time to rethink the day.... putting on THIS and prepping panels

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nadia - portrait painting,Debbie Miller

10x10 oil on panel
Finally back at the portrait painting.  Makes me happy.  Painting people is so fun.
See more HERE 

So where is that 'sweet spot' - that bit of the painting that is just yummy to me? 
 I've got a few on this one, but if forced to pick just one....it would be the negative space around her ponytail hair.

heres a cell phone photo of the model Nadia - super bad photo but the gist of it is there

Monday, September 26, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

cupcake 3 - daily painting, debbie miller,cupcakes

6x6" oil on canvas

more getting used to painting on canvas. 
One thing I'm noticing is that it makes a 'softer' painting - an effect that I'm undecided about.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

cupcake 2 -daily painting,cupcake series,debbie miller

6x6" oil on canvas

cupcake 2 - another one on canvas. 

Canvas is such a 'bouncy' surface to paint on.
 It feels weird. 

I just need to get used to it.  So tomorrow - more canvas. 

fyi - Ive got 7 left

Monday, September 19, 2011

cupcake 1 - daily painting, debbie miller,cupcake series

6x6" oil on canvas
cupcake 1 -
 Ooodles and oodles of paintings of cupcakes are coming

 So in the interest of not getting a brain cramp trying to come up with titles for them all, they are getting numbers.  

and I'll be experiemnting with different surfaces.  this one is on canvas.  a nice deep edged canvas.

I hate it.   Painting on canvas is such a drag.  BUT I'm going to give it a shot for a few more cupcakes.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Leaving it All Behind

24x24 oil on panel.  $1200

Goodbye Summer.

I love summer, I really do but oh how I can't wait for cool,crisp weather!! 
Come on Mother Nature, you can do it!!

upcoming fall events

FYI - October 15th - I will be at the RISD Art Sale
and the weekend after that my studio will be open for the Warren Walkabout.

nfdp

Monday, September 12, 2011

Smooth Operator - cupcake painting,debbie miller,red velvet

6x6"  oil on cradled panel.

Hello.  I know what you're thinking - "Where has she been"?  
 - Hiking Machu Pichu...cooking school in Paris...busy raising a flock of exotic chickens ?

Nah.  Just doing the 'Mom Thing' trying to survive summer vacation. 

So, now that a routine is emerging again -  its back to my favorite go-to prop - the cupcake - to get my painting groove back on.

Believe it or not, I have never actually tasted a red-velvet cupcake - but I imagine them to be the smooth operators of the bakery set.  - especially this one with his red rose and slick frosting....

Thursday, September 1, 2011

JUST DESSERTS - group show

JUST DESSERTS, A Group Exhibition
OLGA ANTONOVA &
James Jaxxa, Pat Lasch and Debbie Miller
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 5 – 7 PM
RSVP Tel. 781 264-1121 E-Mail burdang@mac.com
BETH URDANG GALLERY 129 Newbury Street, MA 02116
Through October 22