Thursday, May 24, 2012

Gloria J Zucaro's "It's All About The Cup!"

6"H x 6"W Original Oil on Panel
$35.00/$7.00 S&H
Framing Options at top of this page
This is what you paint when you have not decided what to paint at the end of the day.  I had just studied using Dreama's transparent oils and was attracted to anything white that I could put Indian Yellow under as the base for the block-in.  So even though I have the apple, broken spoon and the cookie in the painting, they only have bit parts and the cup is the star. This is my entry to Paint Party Friday.  Be sure to stop over to see all the other artist's work. Happy PPF! 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Gloria J Zucaro's "Symphony"

8"H x 8"W Oil on Panel
This painting is from a wonderful photograph taken by Pamela White Murphy.
It is the May "Shoot and Paint" prompt offered by Pamela and Ria Hills for their monthly challenge.
All mediums are welcome.  Check their site to see other artists' entries.   This is also my Paint Party Friday entry.  Happy PPF everyone.  Can't wait to see what you've been up to!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Gloria J Zucaro's "Not So Mellow Yellow"

8"H x 8"W Original  Mixed Media Design on Canvas Panel
$55.00/$7.00 S&H

This week is flying by.  I finally decided what I wanted to do for the Daily Paintworks "Yellow" challenge.
I had thought of sunrise, bananas,lemons, koi, and finally realized that it was all relative.  In this painting, I have a cool yellow(lemon) but added a halo of red. There are sections in the design that are hot colors next to the cool yellow.  With the  yellow challenge, it meant "heat" to me, so I used other colors to get the heat.  In painting and life, a color is always seen in relationship to the other colors around it.  So I think I gave you some "heat" here with my yellow, orange, fuchsia and red combo. Drawn with permanent marker and colored with inks, markers and paint pens. There is a little color distortion, as my oranges are not quite this bright, but trying to change them just messes up the rest of the colors.  I am adding this to Jennifer Mclean's The Artist Playroom challenge for this week as some of my favorite things...bright colors, and tangles!  Plus Happy Birthday Jennifer!  Go see what all the other artists have done.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Gloria J Zucaro's "Slightly-Off White House"

5"H x 7"W Original Pastel on pastel board
$65.00 unframed/$10.00 S&H
Framing Options, see tab above

This week, Carol Marine threw a curve ball!  Her prompt is to go to the link for interior rooms of the White House and pick a scene using any angle of the room you wish. Well, the phrase about using "any angle" is what intrigued me.  So I walked through the lovely, historical but very impersonal and cold,in feeling,rooms that are open to the public. I finally found a room with some colors I love,greens,rose and blue. I picked that room but couldn't decide how to paint it until I went at an odd angle. It included the rosy arm chair, the flower arrangement, a lamp with the light on and a carpet.  No political comment intended.  That's it!  I am way late for Paint Party Friday this week!  A lot of "stuff" going on today since 5AM!  All week for that matter!  I hope you all have a good weekend and check all the artists websites to see what they accomplished this week. Happy PPF!