Paintings By Megan
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Kilauea- Work in Progress

Friday, March 5th, 2010

I have 3 paintings that are in progress right now, and only time to photograph one of them this morning before I head to the bakery.

This is Kilauea, and I’m getting close. I still have to add features to the sky (read clouds) and now is the time to tweak what I need to tweak. As part of that, here is the painting in color, and another copy as a tonal picture:

My goal in looking at the black and white picture is to not be distracted by the color. Does the painting flow? Is there enough contrast to be interesting?

I’m a People Person

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

I never realized it until now.  I love painting people.  I did a self-portrait a couple of years ago and really enjoyed the experience.  You look at your self critically: emotionally, physically, and finally, as a subject for a painting without the baggage.  Painting myself, I finally understood why some artists paint themselves over and over again.  Rembrandt painted between 50 and 60 self-portraits    through out his life.

It wasn’t until I did my hula dancer last month that I remembered how much I enjoy painting people, so, I decided to do a series of hula dancers.  I figure that once I finish 6 of these paintings, I’ll be able to paint anything!

Here’s number 2 in the series:

Featured Artist for September

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Aloha,
I was chosen to be the featured artist for September at the KVA Gallery. Here are some pictures from the gallery, and, a link to the newspaper article. I have twice as many paintings as usual in this exhibit.

Painting at Punalu’u Bakery

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

The holiday weekend is coming up and I plan on spending it at the Punalu’u Bakery painting. Here is a picture from when I first started there a couple of months ago.

My set-up has changed considerably since I started painting here. I will take a picture of what I do now for comparison! Please check out the link to the bakery. This is a lovely place. Good food, good treats, great gift shop, and a fabulous botanical garden as well. I am so lucky! One of my customers sent the second picture to me today and I had to add it to the post. Thank you so much Peter!