Available Paintings

Friday, October 29, 2010

Yellow House

Hello there, I just love yellow and white houses in the sunlight, I get more excited about painting those than anything else I think. This was painted last week in town, this house sits right in the middle of town and the afternoon sun was hitting it. The main street in town has sooo much traffic, it's very noisy and challenging when you are trying to paint across the street looking in between cars and trucks going by blocking your subject. While painting, a school bus was stopped at the traffic light by me and some of the children wanted to see what I was painting, I held up my painting and several of them applauded it. So cute, don't think anyone every applauded my art before. Isn't that great? it made my day. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Farm Somewhere

Hi there, I took this photo a while back in Ohio someplace but can't remember where, lol. It really doesn't matter, there are so many that are similar to this one. I loved the two silos behind the barn and the yellow flowers in the foreground, actually I think it's ragweed but it's lovely. I do remember when I took this photo thinking this will be a good one to paint. So hopefully I have done it justice and you like it. It is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Sweet Shop- Mason

Hi there, I painted this in town last week while out painting with my group. This is one of the charming old buildings right on Main St., this building has a business in it called "The Sweet Shop". I bet you can guess what they sell, candy and popcorn and all kinds of wonderful yummy things. Three of us painted very near each other all looking in different directions, it is so nice to paint with someone rather than alone. We are meeting again tomorrow afternoon, should be a bit warmer then. This is oil on a 8 x 10 Raymar panel. I will miss painting outside, I have enjoyed it so much this year.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Mason, Ohio- studio painting

Hi there, I painted this in my studio from a photo I had taken while out painting in town. I painted the sun lit house on site and when I looked through my photos I liked this one where I had backed up and had the porch of the house next door in it so I painted it again here at home. This is oil on a 11 X 14 stretched canvas.

Several people from my Monday morning group met out to paint in town again this morning, it was a bit chilly and very windy at times. Me easel blew over when the wind caught my umbrella, plein air painting comes with it's challenges. We probably only have maybe 2 more weeks or so where we will want to get out. The show with our plein air paintings opens on December the 11th, can't wait to see all of our hard work hanging.

I painted two paintings for that holiday card contest I did last year, that show opens in November, crossing my fingers and hoping to get chosen for a prize.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Roses-plein air

Hi there, I painted this last week while out in town. I wasn't in the mood to paint buildings so I found these roses blooming behind a photography studio on Main St. I think I may have painted roses once, though I have painted lots of other types of flowers. I enjoyed myself adding some texture with my palette knife on the soft pink rose that I felt was my focal point. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.

We painted outside yesterday, it was a gorgeous day. Hopefully we'll be able to get outside to paint for several more weeks. So many paintings in my studio, gets scary in there sometimes, lol.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mason, Ohio-plein air

Hi there, This is another one of the paintings done out in town this year. I just keep adding to my collection and I'll have to decide which ones I want to put in the show in December. I think they will take anything we bring, hopefully. This is one of the old houses in town and there is an insurance agency in there now. The color of the awning drew me to it. This is oil on a 8 X 10 stretched canvas.