Friday, November 13, 2015

Grasshopper

8" x 8" oil on cradled board
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Here is just one more of my new paintings from my "Simple Moments" show at the Peoria Art Guild. I have 20 pieces hanging so there is a lot more to see. Opening reception is tomorrow night, Nov. 14, 6-8pm. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be ample!

The values were my challenge this time. Making sure what was in shadow stayed in shadow. I don't really use pink that often. There has not been many opportunities since I only have grandsons! But I enjoy pink and I had a lot of fun laying it on!

I always love little girls who aren't afraid of bugs!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Pool Buddies

8" x 8" oil on cradled board

Another one of the paintings that will be displayed at the PAG show starting this Saturday. I found this composition interesting because of the comparison of these two brothers in terms of their ages and what they would choose to bring with them to the pool. The 5 year old chose his Spiderman action figure, and the 1 year old chose his Ernie toy. I think it tells a story, as they patiently wait for the pool to fill.

Contact Exhibit A Gallery about this work.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Holiday Treasures

The following 4 paintings will be showing in the Holiday Treasures show, at the McLean County Arts Center in Bloomington, IL. The show will run from November 14 - January 2. Opening Gala is Friday, November 13, 6-9. I'll be going with my daughter Amy McGovern who also has 4 pieces in the show!

Gulf Shores
8" x 10" oil on cradled board

Floating
6" x 6" oil on panel

Shelling
6" x 6" oil on panel

The Kiss
4" x 4" oil on panel



Chilly Waters

6" x 8" oil on cradled board

This is one of my small paintings that will be displaying in the PAG Project Space for the next month. Opening reception is this coming Saturday night, Nov. 14, 6-8. I'll be posting a few of the paintings for the rest of the week that I've been holding back on. 

I loved the pinky purples in these guys skin tones!