Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fresh Flowers

Hi Friends,  my birthday was Monday and my sister brought me a bouquet of flowers. I took some Tuesday when I painted with my group and painted this, oil on a 8" x 10" canvas.  I have done two more paintings since using these flowers and different vases. I have lots of wonderful silks but the real thing is the way to go, lesson learned.  I'll be buying fresh flowers when I can. 

I wanted to mention I have a sale going right now on my website until Thursday night, follow the link to the right.  One collection is reduced 20% with reduced shipping too.

I hope you are enjoying your day!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Still Life

Hi there! I just completed this, I set this up and painted from life.  This is oil on a 16" x 20" canvas. I paint a lot of dark backgrounds but felt like I wanted to lighten things up. I think I'm pretty happy with this but I'm at the "lookin at it stage" hehe.  

We have another Open House coming up this next Thursday at the co-op from 5-9 . Stop by if you are in the area. I put my Santa ornaments in my spot, hoping they'll be a hit. We are located at 105 East Main St. in Mason Ohio.      Thank you

Monday, October 6, 2014

"Look this Way"

This oil painting measures 8" x 10" , painted from a reference photo I took this summer. 

 I paint with two different groups and we critique in both. Critiques can be so helpful as we don't always see things with our little faces up against our canvases.  Anyway I took this for one of the group critiques and I had painted trees behind the cows and it just wasn't working for me.  I had brushed them out and at that point I had a dirty looking sky behind the cows.  One of the people in my group suggested I just paint in some clean sky color at the top and nothing else. I like the very subtle suggestion of trees in the background now. After all of this yapping I just wanted to say to get in on a group critique if possible or find someone who's work you respect and ask them.  They may come up with something you wouldn't consider doing on your own. 

Available on my website, link is to your right.

Thanks for your visit!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Assorted Fruits

Hi there! I recently purchased a few Langnickle brushes and I love them.  I set up this still life to try out my new brushes.  They are soft and I thinned my paints a bit. I love the soft edges I get with these brushes.  I have heard Rosemary brushes are wonderful also, I plan to try a few of those eventually too.

This painting is oil on a 8" x 10" canvas and is available on my website, the link is to the right.

So nice of you to visit.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Santas Santas Santas

Hi there! I have been busy painting things to put in the co-op for Christmas.  These little Santas are wood and about 3" square, I will add a corded hanger to each and varnish them. I like that each little guy looks a bit different from the next. 

The little sheep painting and wren are available on my website, the link is to the right. 

Thanks for your visit!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I love baby shoes

I just love painting little shoes.  I purchase them at Thrift stores and paint them.  These little Mary Janes belonged to my cousin though, about 50 yrs. old.  What can be cuter than baby shoes?  Well babies feet of course, lol.  Maybe I should paint those? Hmm

These three paintings are available on my website, the link is to the right.

I hope you are having a wonderful day

Friday, September 5, 2014

I Like My Ducks In A Row

This painting was painted for a competition a while back called "Self". I thought it was funny and said something about my personality as I like things organized.  This is acrylic on a 11" x 14" stretched canvas.  It is available on my website for $175 , the link is to the right. 

Have a good day,  hope it's a bit cooler than mine. Whew