Thursday, October 28, 2021
Hello there! I recently went to Fish Creek Wisconsin for a four day workshop with Shelby Keefe. Google her if you are not familiar with her work, she is an impressionist and the theme of the workshop was painting from photos. I loved it and plan to make several changes in my work. One thing she does is tone her canvases in bright exciting colors. She spends a long time on her sketch and I am slowing down. Also I really want to think about my brushwork, lay down clean color and leave it alone. Here are the four paintings I did during the workshop. The week after I got home I went on a plein air trip with one of my groups and I got to put some of the things I learned into practice.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Hi there! sorry I haven't been posting on a regular basis. Pretty quiet on the blog front theses days. I bought some fresh sunflowers at the grocery the other night and put them in my favorite green Ball jar. This is oil on a 8"x 10" panel. Also I painted this on my youtube channel if you would like to watch, just search by my name. Stay well!
Sunday, April 11, 2021
I painted the other day in our local cemetery. This is not the painting I did there, I did this on my Youtube channel. I took this photo that day and knew immediately when I took it I wanted to paint it. This is oil on a 8" x 10" canvas. Some great artists have done amazing paintings of cemeterys through out the years, Richard Schmid is one. So happy the weather is getting nice enough to paint out, of course our 17 year cicadas will be back soon and they will run me in lol. have a wonderful day!
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Over the years I have painted baby shoes over and over. They're just precious and I am drawn to them. Painted this last night from life, oil on a 5" x 7" panel. Sorry I have not posted much lately, blogs have pretty much went by the wayside sadly. It is kind of a journal of our work however so I keep posting. I hope this finds you well and happy. ❤️❤️
Friday, December 11, 2020
It is the time of the year that I am normally busy with pet commissions. I have had a few this year but like most of us all of my shows were cancelled this year. Not complaining, we are healthy and nothing is more important than that. I hope this finds all of you happy and healthy. All my best to you.