Hello there, I painted this in oil on a 10" X 20" canvas. This is loosely based on a photo taken of my neighbors grandson. I followed him, should say chased him around their yard one day and took a lot of great photos of him in the sunshine. He has this great blond almost white hair. You may have seen him before in some of my paintings and you will see him again. I chose the name because I thought that comment could be coming from the boy or the bear???
It is the end of June but feels like August already, really extreme heat. I am meeting some of my group outside on Friday to paint, supposed to cool off a bit and no rain.
Hello there, We have these gorgeous flowers blooming everywhere right now. We call them tiger lillies, you may have another name for them. They just grow wild and you see them on the side of the road and of course in people's yards. A wonderful splash of color. I painted this last week from a photo I took a few days before. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.
The last few posts I did on my blog didn't email out for some reason, please let me know in my comments if this one was emailed to you if you follow me. I didn't change anything so I'm not sure why it stopped sending out notices.
Hello there, I painted this bird nest first on one of my 5 x 5 gallery canvases with the 1 1/2" deep edge and then painted it again on a 5 x 7 panel and framed it. A friend took this photo this spring, when mommy robin flew away she quickly took the photo. She posted it on facebook and I said "looks like a painting, can I"? So, thanks Meredith. I used my palette knife to create some nice texture in both paintings. They are available if you are interested contact me at email@example.com.
Hi there, It was a busy week last week as you can imagine with Paint the Town. I painted 5 paintings in 5 days, some here at home and some on location. It was hot and rained some and on Friday the wind got under my plein air umbrella and took my french easel to the sidewalk. Things like that happen so quickly, my umbrella now looks like it belongs to an artist, red paint all over it. Oh well, it will be a funny memory. Eventually, haha. The wet paint sale wasn't extremely well attended but I did sell one of the paintings, I'm happy and enjoyed the week. This 8x10 painting was one I completed during the week, I painted most of it on location and then came home took out the palette knife and added lots of texture to it. I hope you had a good week.
Wanted to mention that the painting of the little girl on the fence was accepted into The Cincinnati Art Museum along with the painting "Sally's Pond" that I posted recently.
Hi there, Monday "Paint the Town" started in Loveland, Ohio. This is the fourth year I have done the event and on Sunday for two hours we have a wet paint sale. They are talking storms for Sunday, I sure hope not. Work all week for two hours but I just keep working and trying not to think about it. I completed the 8 X 20 on Monday just on the edge of Loveland at a place called Grailville. The other two are 9 X 12 and I will be framing those for the sale. I am heading over there in a bit and may paint a bicycle shop, who knows. I hope you all are having a great week.
Hi, The Cincinnati Art Museum has an open call for pieces that reflect America. The pieces they accept will hang for about a month and it will be called "The View from here, Mason, Ohio". Mason is the town where I live and this reference photo was taken in a park near where I live. Sorry about the glare from the light. I took the reference photo of this sweet little girl, I just love little girls in pink and this one happened to be back lit too. This is oil on a 11 x 14 stretched canvas. Kind of exciting to possibly have some of your art hanging in the art museum.
Tomorrow begins the event I do every year called "Paint the town" in Loveland, Ohio. It goes through next Sunday the 13th and we have a wet paint sale that day. So it will be a crazy fun week of deciding what to paint and doing it quickly. I have three canvases ready to go, hoping to complete them by Sunday.
Hi, My husband and I went camping last week, one night but it was fun. It was a few days before the rush of Memorial weekend. Peaceful and quiet with no one near us. The next morning my husband fished and I painted this scene of the lake. Found a shady spot on the side of the restroom, lol. You have to do what you have to do, sacrifice for your art. I loved it really and completed most of this on site and then came home and tweeked it a bit. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.
Last night myself and some of my Monday painting group painted at a nursery near here, the nursery was having a "Ladies Night" for some of their best customers. The event was very nice with 250 confirmed to come. Half way through the rain started and wow did it, wind and lightening. What a shame but it was still very enjoyable and a bit terrifying, lol.
Off tonight to attend an event. I have art hanging in a model home along with several other local artists. The builder is having an open house to show off their new home and our art. Should be fun.