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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Teapot & Cherries revised

As you can see I changed the background color of the last painting I posted.  I just felt everything was too cold and it needed more color.  Backgrounds are always challenging and once I posted it I thought "it's just not pretty"   So what do you think? Improved? Should I head back to the easel?  Painting is so hard, lol.  I love it and the challenging part of it keeps me coming back.

I hope you're enjoying your day

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Teapot & Cherries

Hi there,  I recently finished this, painted from a set up. This is oil on a 12" x 12" stretched canvas. I love this old teapot and cherries are always such fun to paint. 

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Demo at co-op

Hi there, Last night was Third Thursday at the Artist Lounge, the new co-op here in town that I display in.   We take turns each month demonstrating and last night was my turn. I set up a still life with a blue and white pitcher and fresh fruit.  I set it up in a box with a light on it, trying to block light coming in from everywhere.  Always makes me a bit nervous to paint in front of a crowd but I enjoyed it.  I did end up taking out a couple of the oranges toward the end, it felt too busy. I am looking at it today and I may do a little more work on it.  It is oil on a 11" x 14" canvas.

Great to see you!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Quick Draw

I had such a great day today! I went to Waynesville Ohio and competed in a Quick Draw.  We had three hours and you can draw or paint.  I chose to paint and completed a 8" x 10" in two hours.  Sometimes I think it's best to quick early and chance picking it to death just because you have time.  I framed my very wet oil painting and set it on my easel. I won!  Feels so great to be coming home a winner.  It's up and down with this painting life, something good happens and then rejection.  Today's a wonderful day!

I hope you are having a wonderful day too!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Hanging with my best bud

Hi there, I painted this recently from a reference photo I took in the park behind where I live.  I loved the shot the moment I took it, such great lighting. This is oil on a 8" x 10" stretched canvas. 

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