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Friday, August 30, 2013

I've gone Western

Hi there, Well this is sure different for me isn't it? I went to Pop Revolution and they had a still life set up of western items. I loved the leather bag and tried several things next to it that evening and I wasn't happy with any of them. I brought the painting home with only the leather bag painted and decid
ed the cowboy hat and gun worked well in the painting. I love the warm look of leather. I have a friend that has a saddle and has offered that to me to paint and at some point I my give that a go. This is acrylic on a 8 x 10 Raymar panel. I am ready for Fall and ready for some cooler weather, the trouble with Fall is that winter is right behind it though. Have a great day and stay cool

Monday, August 26, 2013

Kayak & Canoe Rental

Hi there, A few weeks ago while we were camping in Stonelick Park I painted this. Campgrounds look pretty much the same and it can be challenging to find something I want to paint sometimes. I always like to get out if possible and try a little plein air and we were lucky enough to be camping by the lake and right across from this scene. I loved the red canoe and the little blue kayaks were glowing in the sun. This is acrylic on a 8 x 10 museum quality Raymar panel.. Email me anytime you see something posted you might be interested in purchasing. As you can see I added a buy now button to this, you can purchase it through paypal for $75 and free shipping within the continental US.
Have a wonderful day

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Poppies yet again

Hello sweet visitors to my blog, today for your viewing pleasure I have a painting of poppies yet again, lol I'm being silly, sorry. This is acrylic on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas. I really tried to keep this painterly and let the brushstrokes show. I wanted to suggest the distant poppies and make the closer ones a bit more detailed. Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Roses on the Porch ~ Plein Air Competition

Hello there, I took this photo a while back, the roses caught my eye on the front porch of an old house. I left the porch post in the painting because I thought it added more depth to the painting. This is acrylic on a 11" x 14" stretched canvas. Saturday I attended a plein air competition in Waynesville Ohio. Waynesville is a sweet historic town filled with sweet old buildings. I sat across from this blue house and spent my day painting it, acrylic on a 8 x 10 canvas. I framed it quickly and took it to the tent to be juried. The judge was wonderful, he called up every artist individually and critiqued their painting. He only had nice things to say about mine so I was hopeful it would win something. My great news is I took first place! I forgot my camera and a friend provided me with this, I'll get a better photo later. I left the painting in a gallery in town for the next four weeks. I love to paint so but it sure is up and down, sometimes I think I do not need another painting
and then something positive happens like this. I'll just keep painting and learning. Thanks for visiting me

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Pears ~ mixed media

Hi there, This painting is a mixed media piece. I started with patterned acid free paper which I proceeded to cover up, lol I added the pears and then felt it needed something else and completed it with the stenciled pattern. I am going to frame it in a copper frame and there are copper touches in the pears. This is painted on a 11" x 14" stretched canvas. This Saturday I will be in Waynesville Ohio painting in a plein air event assuming we don't get rained out. Saturday night is Second Saturday at Gallery 42 also from 5-9. I'll be there too if I have any energy left. Gallery 42 is in Mason Ohio, stop by. Have a good day!

Friday, August 2, 2013


Hello there, I painted this on three 10"x 30" deep panels, so it measures 30" x 30" tightly together. In the cropped shot you can see some of the raised designs that are in the painting. This is painted in acrylics.
These are the 1 1/2" deep canvases so they will not be framed. I will be taking these over to the Pendragon model home in August when we change out and freshen the art. I'm open to name suggestions if you have any, you know how I struggle with names. Fantastic weather here lately and I should be out painting, next Saturday I do plan to attend a plein air event in Waynesville Ohio. Waynesville is a very old historic town, stop by then if you are in the area. Have a wonderful day friends.