Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hey, it's me!

I was one of the many clowns in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade here in Seattle last November. Yep, that was me waving and tossing candy. It was really weird doing this portrait but fun. Children love hugging clowns and adults gave high fives. What was surprise, was to learn the number of adults are uncomfortable with, or down right afraid of clowns. Who knew? That's todays trivia. What are your thoughts?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Half Dozen

I know you're suppose to use odd numbers of things but sometimes you just feel like breaking the rules. Each pot at three tulips in them so I decided to paint them that way. I sorta like the way the knife work takes you away from counting and makes you look at the texture. Hope it works. What do you think?

Monday, May 16, 2011

April Creekbed

I think we all experienced enough rain in April. The creeks in our area, Lake Forest Park, sure had an abundance of water. It did create some havoc but made for interesting paintings. I really enjoy working with these small panels, (5x7's) and my guerrilla oil painting pochade box. Do you like it?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pear Portrait

This one is hot off the grill, eh, excuse me, I mean easel. I haven't been happy the last few days with my painting output so thought I would do this little painting for the daily painters challenge. Simple setup, straight forward painting and really, sometimes a little work turns out better. Love these small 5x7 sizes. I read recently a hundred small paintings outdoors will really improve your work. I plan on putting it to a test. Actually, any amount of painting will improve your work. The sun is still out, a rarity in Seattle these days, so here I go. If you see me wave!