Friday, January 13, 2017
Hi! I reworked the painting I posted last and thought I would share the new version with you. I added a lot of texture in the grass and cleaned up the sky. Hopefully I improved it, sometimes you don't. I heard a great quote last night from Susan Carlin "why paint just enough when you can paint too much". Don't you love it? Lol really I think I am happy with it and thank you for visiting me,
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Hi Friends, I am so sorry I haven't been posting just lately. I have been very busy with shows, the holidays and I am working on a commission. This one may need a little tweaking but I wanted to post something to show I have been working. This is a 16" X 20" stretched canvas and will probably hang in a show I have the month of March. Working on a portrait of a beautiful little girl and her dog, I will share that soon. I hope everyone is staying warm. Spring is right around the corner, well maybe not, lol. Hugs
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Hi there, this is one of the things I have been working on lately. I purchased these cut off wood pieces and as you can see I am having fun painting birds on them. I will be doing a show the first weekend in December at the Cincinnati Women's art club in Mariemont and I plan to have some there. I put them on Facebook and people seem to like them, sold several already. Cardinals as I understand it are a sign that your deceased loved one is visiting you when you see them.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Hi there! As we move into Fall here I looked over some of my plein air pieces from the summer. I painted outside almost every week, sometimes on 90+ days, whew! This might be my favorite piece from this summer. One of the challenges to painting outside is choosing a subject quickly, cropping it to fit your canvas and not chasing the light. Sometimes you fight it and sometimes it is a joy. This one just kind of painted itself, I completed it in a hour and half. When I saw that red Chevy truck poking out of there with the sunlight hitting it I just knew I had to give it a go. This is oil on a 8" X 10" canvas, my favorite size to paint outside. Thank you for checking i
Monday, September 12, 2016
Hi Everyone, I want to invite you to our 11th annual Fall Festival in Deerfield Township. This Saturday September 17th from 11-5 on the corner of Snider Rd. and Irwin Simpson. My group Arts alliance Painters will have an exhibit inside the Snyder house located in the grounds. The focus of our show will be a group of paintings that were completed over the last several months. We all painted looking at the same set up painting all or part of it or just using it for inspiration. Please join us if you live in the area.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Makes me think I should do more large ones. Have a wonderful day!