Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tomatoes & Pitcher

©Debbi Smith Rourke
Tomatoes and Pitcher   16x12"
Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas. 

Today was the second day of Laurel's workshop for our reunion and I was more rested. I chose a challenging still life and learned a new block-in technique. I eventually went back to drawing in my under painting with the dark neutral, putting in the darks, then adding color. Color is so much fun to pop in! Loved these little yellow tomatoes. I was painting along with Pam Holnback and Nancy Hartley and sitting very close to Kelley MacDonald who sweetly shared her paper towel trash bag with me. There were many wonderful paintings created that day!!!


Nancy B. Hartley said...

Wow! Debbi, one more beautiful painting! All the parts really come together, just perfectly! Thank you, also, for including a link to my blog!

Pam Holnback said...

This photo does not do justice to your painting. It had incredible colors! Sorry, I won't be there tomorrow. We went on to Big Bend, plan to spend 2 days hiking (maybe painting, if it warms up.)

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Thanks ladies! I'll reshoot tomorrow afternoon. Pam -have fun in Big Bend. Hope it warms up for you!!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

It came out great, didn't it, Debbi? I would happily share my 'trash bag' with you any day! Thanks for being so generous and arranging this whole reunion workshop week! You rock!

Laurel Daniel said...

Debbi - these paintings came out beautifully as usual! You were so kind to include me in your reunion weekend AND to organize it all. Thank you so much - I had a blast and loved everyone!!!! XOXOXO