I had just signed for an online workshop, “Draw Like It’s Hot” in  Sketchbook Skool . It’s about drawing food. I welcomed this challenge to sketch food but also to record through drawings food that I used to prepare for a meal. In the final assignment we are to prepared a sketch of a recipe that would be posted on a food recipe website. Kinda like illustrating for a book.

Three Blueberries

Still marching on with the Thirty Paintings in 30 Days – Day Twenty-Five

I discovered I love to paint blueberries. They seem dull at first..hardly any colors or values. Just this big blue blob. But looking closely there’s so much more color. Variation of blues, a touch of red, bluish white for the highlights. The big red “thing” didn’t quite work for me. Anyone know what it is?

And again I used colored papers.

“Three Blueberries” oil on canvas panel, 6 x 6 inches by Marlene Lee

Painting 19

A painting demo for a student. Zorn palette.

I encountered this new student by chance. Never met her or seen her before. We bumped into each other in front of the Paint Chip, an art store. She had just got two of her paintings framed. When she saw me she said, “Are you, Marlene Lee?” I racked my brain trying to figure out where have I seen her. She pulled out one of my business cards that a friend, another artist, had given her. She checked out my website and love my works. As it turns out, she is now taking lesson with me.

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A Pear with Grapes

Painting 12 . . .

Playing around with colored papers and composition. With this painting I chose blue and green for the yellow pear. The purple grapes is the complementary color to yellow and green, and analogous color to the blue. The combination of colors seems subdued.

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A Pear with Grapes, oil on canvas panel, 6 x 6 inches by Marlene Lee

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