Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Golden Light

As July comes to a quick close, I thought I had better get a few more posts into my blog. This little painting started as a sketch on Fir Island where a few old barns remain. There is still farm land and the area is ideal for landscape painters. When you are out painting, you loose track of time and wether or not it's too hot or cold. Hopefully the enjoyment of the time is conveyed in the painting. What do you think?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Blue Glass

This painting was done with a palette knife and I originally posted it in April of this year. After many positive comments on this work I decided this was the one I'd start my auction with. I said earlier blue was a favorite color and I love the roses. Our yard is full of flowers and I can't tell you the number of glass jars and vases I have. Could this become a series? I hope so! And by the way, wish me luck on this auction adventure. Why, thank you!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Tools of the trade

Sometimes, I think people are more curious about what you are painting with, the tools, rather than the process of what you are doing. We are a world of gadgets and it's safe to say the more the better. Children, I find are drawn to the wonderful colors. Adults, the equipment, what size brushes are you using, where did you get that container, etc. I thought I would share a little of both. My pochade box and some of the wonderful colors. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hidden Away Gem

Hidden Away Gem is the first painting that has gotten two very nice comments in the same day. I feel progress is being made. Sometimes you just have to let go and explore. I learned that from Jennifer Marine, whom I took a Webinar with a few days ago. She was speaking of being inquisitive and not afraid to push buttons to see what happens. Lord knows I've done that enough in real time however, she was talking about building our blogs and working on facebook. So, this also applies to life and art. Let go, let that paint fly and enjoy. Watch out, cause I'm still going after your button.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

When The Chef's Not Home

Sometimes, the chef is out and I'm left to fend for myself. Well, variety is the spice of life and I go for it. This is a small painting, 7x5 and what fun I'm having using these small formats. As a member of Daily Painters Showcase and most recently, joined Daily Painterworks, working small is needed, especially with "daily" being the key word. Painting more does make your work get better.
I just finished a Webinar, Build-A-Blog for Daily Painters taught by Jennifer Newcomb Marine. What a delightful three packed hours of information. Learned more about navigating my blog and face book than I thought possible. What's this have to do with my painting you ask? Look for updates, fresher more current look and paintings for auction. I'll be up and running soon.