I got word yesterday that my lemon and apple paintings were not chosen for the Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati juried show in 2014. Oh well, I'm new at this. Thinking of the words popularized by British writer William Edward Hickson: 
'Tis a lesson you should heed:
Try, try, try again.
If at first you don't succeed,
Try, try, try again.
I am starting another painting!

A wise instructor tells me to keep the forest foremost in my mind -- blocking in large shapes, assigning them the correct values and defining their edges. A thumbnail sketch is done in hi-fi pastels, then a more detailed drawing.
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The painting will be based on this photo taken in our kitchen.
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Here is the more detailed drawing for this painting.
So it's back to the studio tomorrow to keep working. The blues, greens and purples are pretty exciting.

 
 
These two paintings in my February post were also submitted to the Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati 2014 Annual Juried Exhibit. I will be so pleased if one of them is chosen to hang in that show. Cross your fingers for me! I keep checking my mailbox :)