Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Monday, December 25, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Well, my husband has a girlfriend named Molly.
It's a mutual admiration society. When he was tooling around in the early fall, he had me take this picture because Molly insisted on riding on the back.
Say "car ride" or get out the keys and she's ready. If she manages to get in the car she sits upright in the passenger seat, ready to go. Then when she won't get out, and you go to the passenger side to open the door, she moves to the driver's seat.
So it's a Christmas present and a surprise. 12 x 12 oil. (Not for sale.)
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Friday, December 01, 2006
8" x 8" oils on cradled board.
Ah, I enjoyed this one tremendously. Tried something new with Raw Umber gesso ground and worked the color from there. Seems richer somehow. I am definitely going to explore this further. I am trying to use bigger brushes and looser strokes.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
A small 6 x 6 oil painting on cradled board of something for the sweet tooth. I did a large version of this in pastel, but wanted a looser version while trying my hand at these popular smaller sizes.
I think I could get into this! Am I the last to discover how fun these small ones are?
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Sketching while watching TV tonite. Hard to hold the scoop with the left while drawing with the right.
Too tough a day to try to work with oils this evening. Trip to the dentist this afternoon and then to the bank with a haf a dwoopy fathe that looked thupid. Hence, the drawing.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
8" x 8" Pastel on Wallis.
This is not a new one, but one of my favorites that needed dusting off - no pun intended. I miss my pastels but they are so hard to sell. I don't know about your area, but art 'under glass' just doesn't move and I don't understand why.
If I could get my oils to look like this - I'd be a happy gal.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Had to post, as Klimt is a favorite.
"A 1912 portrait, Adele Bloch-Bauer II, by the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt fetched almost $88m (£45m).
The painting was one of five Klimt works looted by the Nazis and returned to their owners earlier this year." (BBC)
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Small 5 x 7 inch oil on canvas. We live in a beautiful area with lots of farm fields and this one is not too far from home. As in go to the end of the street, turn right, turn left. One of those great moments when I was shooting the photo and things got dark fast and the clouds opened up.
Friday, October 27, 2006
The after dinner remnants... left me too tired to paint.
Have you ever been just popping with ideas and the desire to paint and real-life demands just get in the way? I am going through a period of frustrations with ideas coming like crazy and no time!
I DO NOT sketch well but at least it was a moment of creativity.
Second problem - having time to go paint and getting caught up in an exquisite trail of links to some great art blog. Slobber on the keyboard. Haven't decided if it's inspiring or discouraging!
Off to do some painting. Ciao.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Had my hair done yesterday, so took the sketchbook.
Another mixed media painting: 10" x 20"
This also uses fabric pieces. Using fabric really is providing some interesting directions to explore. As a quasi-fabric artist at one time, I just keep digging into those scrap piles.
Note: I NEVER throw anything away. It has its pros and cons, no?