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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A couple of Little ones

Hi there, I painted these two little paintings yesterday, both are acrylic on 4" x 4" stretched canvases. The last two little wrens I painted sold pretty quick.  Someone brought the little purple irises yesterday and they were painted pretty quickly but I like the freshness of it.

Painted outside again today, it didn't survive, lol.  Doesn't bother me much if a painting doesn't work, that's just part of it.  Scraped off the heavier paint and I will paint over it. 

Thank you for visiting!
Wren is Sold

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Close up photo of Hollyhocks

Here is a close up view of the last painting I posted, please scroll down to view it.  Thanks!


Hello,  I recently purchased this frame and because of the unusual size I had my hubby cut me a panel for it.  I needed the canvas to measure 6" x 18" and that sure isn't a standard size.  I originally thought maybe a landscape or a row of pears but then I decided to turn it vertically and paint Hollyhocks.  This is oil with some nice texture in there.  I have an art in the garden event in August so I think flower paintings should do well there?

Thank you so much for visiting!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunflowers in Jar

Hi Friends,  since my workshop I have been working in oils and really enjoying them.  I plan to purchase another palette box for acrylics so I am ready to go with either one.  I enjoy both and both have their advantages.  I know some people do a under painting in acrylics and then add oil over that. I can understand doing that because you can adjust the acrylics so quickly and figure out exactly where you want to go.  You get muddy colors if you start changing things with the oils.  

This is oil on a 10" x 10" stretched canvas.  I started this one with a value painting and then let it dry, my intention was to glaze over that.  It worked really well for the jar but I ended up painting in the flowers and background though.

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Plein Air Painting

Hello there,  as I mentioned several weeks ago I recently joined The Brush and Palette Painters.  I paint on Monday with one group and Tuesdays with the other.  Brush and Palette move outside during the warm months so I should do a lot more plein air painting this year.
  We painted outside yesterday and I really enjoyed it.  I tried to use a lot of the techniques from my workshop last weekend.   I sketched out my subject, figured out my values, sketched my composition on my canvas and pre-mixed my colors.  Trying to slow down and really think things out.  
The yellow field really drew me in and it was such fun to paint. This is oil on a 8 x 10 RayMar panel.  I love the RayMar panels, they are museum quality, lightweight and I have one of their panel carriers so it's easy to get my wet paintings home.

See you soon

Sunday, May 11, 2014


Hi there!  Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there, it's a beautiful day here.

This pink Hibiscus was painted a few weeks ago, it is acrylic on a 8" x 10" stretched canvas.  Sorry I didn't get it squared up in my photo so I couldn't crop it close enough.

I have a question, if you follow my blog or have your email address entered in my Google Group box do you receive my posts by email?  I assumed my posts were going out by email but not sure that is happening. Fellow bloggers, do you have that option on your blog? If so what do you use to make that happen? I am planning to give away a small painting soon but I want the benefit of knowing people are signing up to receive my posts.  Thanks in advance for any help you might offer.  

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Bill Fletcher Workshop

Hi there!  I have been very busy. Thursday night I got a call that they had a cancellation for A Bill Fletcher's workshop. I said ok and tried to pack up everything I thought I might need. The workshop was Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9:30 to 4:30 . This was a landscape workshop in oils. Bill is an excellent teacher and I would highly recommend him.  We did not get a lot of paintings done but we did a lot of different exercises.  For example we would mix piles of different colors but the same value to see how close we could come.  We divided our canvas up into fourths and did a block in,  that is what the two small paintings are.  The next day I did the little 5 x 7 landscape.  The last day we went outside to paint, I painted this little white building.  Last night I went back into it and just had some fun suggesting chipped paint and vines growing up the building, this is 8" x 10".  

Monday I painted with Arts Aliance Painters and Tuesday I went to Ky. To paint outside with The Brush and Palette Painters. Whew I'm busy, ain't life great!  

So good of you to visit,  thank you!