Sunday, October 6, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
This painting won 2nd place in the 9/27/13 juried show at the Wimberley Valley Art League. The juror, Victor Pagona, wrote: "I really responded to the painting of Connie Schaertl titled 'Morning Coffee'. I liked the color sensitivity and the brush work, but I was captivated by the strange bold composition, like a snapshop taken at the wrong time. I laughed out loud at the boldness of the painting. Who organizes a painting like this? Well, Connie does and we are all the better for it." (From my viewpoint, the hidden diner is irrelevant, the waiter and his work are the subject of the painting. The jewel bedecked customer must not distract from his activity. She is only a prop in the "story".)
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
I've been having such a time trying to photograph my paintings, especially the ones with bright red in them Something about red blows out the color balance and shouts too loudly. Neither photo accurately shows what I see when I look at the painting.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
I did this with my easel facing the windows at Bent Tree Gallery and poor overhead light on the panel.
A couple of weeks later, I turned my easel around so that the natural light from the windows
lit the panel and helped me brighten the bluebonnets.
I'm not sure which version I prefer.