Friday, January 18, 2019

Day 4 Oranges



I'm almost a week behind in posting these little paintings. Doing a painting a day is getting a little easier. Trying to find something to paint is becoming less stressful so there is something very positive here. Working everyday makes improvement and I think that applies to our lives also. Chime in anytime and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Day 3 "Poppies"



I had the worse time trying to photograph this painting due to the glare. Doing a painting a day doesn't allow time for dark colors to dry. Not being a great or even a photographer in the first place really presented in issue for me. Note to self, use camera only in day light...when possible. That's all I have for the day. Back to painting, what are you doing today?

Friday, January 4, 2019

Day 2 of the Strada Challenge





Day 2 was fun and loose, this was Wednesday's post so I'm a few days behind for the blog but, I'll try catching up at some point. Meanwhile, your comments are sure welcome and I look forward to hearing from you. That's all for today.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Strada Challenge




Yes, I've been gone a rather long time...again. A few surgeries starting in May and lasting through November gave me serious set backs but this year we will try making lemonade to compensate. I have started with a lofty challenge of 31 paintings in 31 days. What was I thinking you ask? Don't know, but I'll do my best to continue through the month. Hang in there with me and see just where we go. How did you start your year?

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Where have I been?




So sorry my friends, I took time out to have surgery for a ruptured abdominal viscous (colon) with peritontis. 4days in Intensive Care, 4 in Critical Care and 4 days just returning to the human race. At home I had a nurse, Physical therapist and a Occupational therapist. Our house was like Grand Central Station for a while. I no longer need a walker or shower chair or other aids to get back to my life. I have another surgery coming up in a few months to reverse a colonostomy bag that was needed. When you have lemons in your life, make a painting!

What have you been doing? Hopefully nothing so drastic. Leave a note, let me know how you are.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Yellow Roses for a cloudy day 7x5 Oil




I've heard it said many times..."I hate the gray days in Seattle." My job is to point out how beautiful the colors glow with the grayness around them. Trying different backgrounds in my painting help to emphasis this. I did this little painting of yellow flowers without a background, (yeah, I should have made a photo of it). They were really washed out and no character. After adding the dark they really popped. So, next gray day in your area, look at the colors of trees and other objects in the world, unless you happen to be driving. My words of the day.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Trees for Anna Maria



We lost a dear friend a few weeks ago way before her time. She loved music, art and all things kind and wonderful. I did this little 5x7 in memory of her.

Take time and smell the roses and see this beautiful world. That's my thought for today. So, what are you thinking about? Yep, I want to know.