Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jump For Joy

6 x 6 oil on panel

Just finished up this small painting. It was a bit different painting over dry paint. Most of my paintings are done wet into wet. But I still think it shows the joy of the moment. What a great body position! Only a 3 year old would be brave enough to leap into 10" of water! It amazes me. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Playing around

I've been playing around with some of my paintings. I'm really like how these 6 paintings from my Lost Land Lake series look together. It really helps me remember how beautiful it was there.

Here are 9 lined up together. Sorry about the glare. The sun popped out all of a sudden! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Iron Man

Iron Man
6 x 6 oil on panel

One day Ironman, the next day Spiderman or maybe even Caption America. He is the greatest super hero of all because he is so versatile! I caught this moment when 'Ironman' was distracted by a hay wagon. Lots of strong sun and shadows on this day. 

** I just keep hearing Ozzy singing Iron Man :o) **

Monday, October 20, 2014

#showyourwork -- Ironman


I have been reading Austin Kleon's "Show Your Work", and I found it very interesting. I didn't actually finish it because I gave it away before I finished. I gave it to someone else who I thought would be interested in it. I might have to borrow it back some time. I don't usually share too much about myself or my process so this is out of my comfort zone. I might only attempt this is small bits for now. But here is what is on my easel right now. In progress. I like it so far...

This is what I'm reading. I found it very interesting and full of ideas. I like books that make me think about things in a different way. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dolphin Sighting

6 x 6 oil on panel

I just finished this painting and its still very wet. I'm sorry my blog keeps sending out old posts. I'm not sure how to fix that. Does anyone else have that problem?

I love painting warm sunny waters. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Soaring Seagull

6 x 6 oil on panel

The bird-life in northern Wisconsin was amazing when I was there in August. It is so fascinating to watch them soaring and diving. 

I've been wiping quite a few starts this week. I'm feeling very rusty :)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Last Days of Summer

5 x 7 oil on panel

I'm slowly getting myself organized in my studio. There are so many other things to get done around the house that I find it hard to focus on painting. But I did get a couple small ones done this week and have started a larger one. You should start to see new paintings more often. 

I'm really looking forward to the autumn season here in our new house and town. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

It's Pool Time!

6" x 6" oil on panel

I hope I captured the joy of this little elf as he jumped into the pool! Can anyone remember being that joyful about a splash in the back yard? It's a moment to capture for sure!