I put together a book with 50 of my favorite paintings from 2013. You can preview and/or purchase it here.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
I couldn't resist painting Santa for the holidays. Painting his fluffy hat and fuzzy beard were a lot of fun! There is always more color hidden in the whites than you expect. I've been working on commissions and holiday gifts in-between family gatherings. It's a busy, but fun, time of year. I hope you are all enjoying these days leading up to the holidays!
Monday, November 25, 2013
5 x 7 oil on panel
I always say I want to practice painting skies and clouds but I never do. I think it's because I don't normally do landscapes. And figures are always so much more fun for me. But this weeks DPW Challenge to paint clouds came around at just the right time! It was the perfect project to get me painting on a busy holiday week. This most likely will be the only thing I paint this week. But I'm sure glad I was able to sneak this one in!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
8 x 8 oil on cradled hardwood
Another scene from my short visit to Forsyth Park in Savannah. I was so excited by the light and shadow patterns. I also had fun playing with pink and blue/lavender in the spray. Similar to some of the color lessons I learned in the workshop a few weeks ago.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
6 x 6 oil on panelClick here for purchase information
Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA. the light was just perfect the day we walked through. This is the first of the paintings I'm doing from my visit there. I simplified quite a bit. Maybe I'll try this a bit larger so I can get all the other elements in. Love the greens and purples. The moss was dripping down from the trees and blocking the view of the top of the fountain.
Monday, November 18, 2013
10" x 10" oil on cradled board
I have finally finished the painting of runners I was working on before my trip. I had a lot of people telling me to call it done earlier so I hope I didn't ruin it. I'm still learning to keep a composition interesting as I go a little larger. It seems so easy when all you have is one or two subjects on a small board. But things are a lot different when you go larger.
I love how this woman is leaving the others in the dust!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
6 x 6 oil on panel
Here is one of the small sunfish we caught then threw back. They were pretty.
I painted this one before my trip down to SC. I'll probably be switching gears to paint some images I grabbed while there.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
It has been so long since I've posted. For some reason my blogger account has been sending out old posts to my subscribers. I apologize for that. I'm not sure why it's doing that. But I thought I should post something new.
I went to Main Street Art Center for Open Studio last night, and painted this portrait. I need to get back into the practice of painting from life. I was able to carve out a small spot for myself up close next to the model. The room was FULL! I got to paint next to Frankie Johnson, Ann Feldman, Alice Schank... to name just a few. This was a nice high school girl, I'm sorry to have forgotten her name. I was trying not to add a few years to her in the painting. I'm not sure I succeeded with that. But overall, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. I was feeling out of practice and it was dark in my corner. So I had to guess a bit on my color mixing. I decided to just do the best I could and focus on getting my shapes correct. It was fun!
I got back from my workshop with Lois Griffel last Saturday. I have been resting up from a exhausting week of painting. I think this has to be one of the best workshops I've done. I had to ship my paintings home, and I just got them in today's mail. So I might be able to post some info about the workshop soon.
Friday, November 1, 2013
6 x 6 oil on panel
We did catch a few fish, but nothing we didn't throw back. This was one of the larger ones that was able to work himself free before we got him out of the water! I did snap a photo before he got away. I'm not sure what he is. Northern maybe?
This will be my last post for a while. I'm leaving this Sunday to fly to South Carolina for a workshop with Lois Griffel. I'll be joining a good friend of mine that I met at a Karin Jurick workshop, Linda Nickles. She is an incredible painter and I'm sure I'll learn from her also! I won't have my computer with me so I won't be posting until I get back.
Friday, October 25, 2013
10 x 10 oil on cradled hardwood
I haven't had much time to paint lately but I wanted to show you what is on my easel right now. I'm really excited about it at this stage. And I'm hoping it will turn out as well as I imagine it. I can't wait to get back to it. I tone my boards pink/orange these days.
What's on your easel?