Monday, January 16, 2017

Sunday Morning

I was quite disappointed Saturday when the Seahawks lost in the playoffs. So, I'm fortunate to have my backup Pittsburgh Steelers playing Sunday afternoon. Seahawks next year.

Looks like I've posted more in January than all of last year almost, striving to do better in the future. Meanwhile, you have a great day find something fun to do and report back. I'll be waiting.

Friday, January 13, 2017

See a theme here?

For some unknown reason, I got hung up on yellow roses. The color has been difficult for me but I've enjoyed the process of using different shades and learning to be looser with the rendition. Maybe I should look for another subject for a while. Don't want to bore you to death.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Yellow Roses

I'm seeing a theme here or maybe just the fun of doing several paintings of roses. The idea of being chosen for 7 paintings in 7 days certainly opens your eyes to your own work. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you all in future blogs.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Blue period or...just a pear.

Try as I did, the color just isn't coming out as rich as the painting. It has been put on with a palette knife and sorta thick but still...frustrating. Since being chosen to post 7 paintings in 7 days, I thought I would also post them here on my blog also. This is certainly getting me back into showing paintings at the beginning of the year. Your thoughts?

Monday, January 9, 2017


I love painting outdoors (en plein air) especially the landscape. One day you have these beautiful areas and next time you return to the and houses. Makes me sad so get out and look at the beauty in your town.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year Everyone

Emphasis on more healthy food in 2017.

I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable celebration so, here's to a better job of me posting this year.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Yellow Pepper 6x6 Oil on Linen

Here we are, September 1st and the fall colors are upon us, thus we have a yellow pepper. Many of the trees are already turning gold, red and all the other colors nature offers us. I spent much of the summer investigating color mixing, brush work and lots of sketching. I also dusted off the many art videos and enjoyed evenings watching them and making notes like I was at a workshop. That was fun since I didn't have to travel except down to the kitchen for more coffee or tea. In the next few months we will see how much information has stuck and helped my paintings improve. Stay tuned, I'm curious also!