She is painted on an 11 x 14 x 2" canvas.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
This cow looks a bit dazed and confused and that is kind of the way I feel after returning from a visit to see my son who lives in Chicago. I returned yesterday and today I think I finally feel rested enough to get back to work. I did not waste a minute while I was there. sold
Below is the view from his bedroom window. I know because he gave up his bed to Dan and me.
I walked ALL over the city including along Lake Michigan. It was a beautiful day and the water was a gorgeous turquoise.
I visited the Art Institute of Chicago and discovered a new artist that I was not familiar with. One of my favorite paintings in the museum. The "shoe shop" by Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones. I just ordered a book about her. "Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, the artist who lived twice"
Friday, September 12, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
I like the way the look together. I tried to keep the same color palette. Some smart person should buy all of them while they have the chance. They are $85.00 each.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Below are pictures from the workshop I held at my studio this weekend. We had a great group and I hope everyone took away some new tips to improve their painting. I am sorry for the poor quality of the images of some of their paintings. The light was not very good when I took them.
My Mom made these cookies for our dessert. She bent a can to form the palette and used a small top to make the finger hole. Pretty creative.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
"fred" was the painting I demonstrated this morning for my workshop. The title had to be start with the letter "F" and Fred was suggested. I like it . Simple, like I tried to keep this chick. This is painted on a 6 x 6 x 2" canvas.
My wonderful workshop participants are pictured below. Great group of ladies with lots of talent and enthusiasm. I even had a dog all the was from Switzerland at the workshop. Perrito is a bolonka and accompanied his Mom Michelle. More pictures to come tomorrow. Sold
Friday, September 5, 2014
Hershey belongs to a friend and patron from Nashville. She is quite a striking dog. Very regal looking. I think a crown would look very appropriate. They think she is an Austrailian Shepard/ Retriever mix. Whatever...a good mix! This is painted on an 11 x 14 x 2" canvas. I have several dog commissions I will be working on in the next couple of weeks. I will have to slow down on commission work soon because I have several shows coming up this Fall.
Day 5 of the 30 day challenge and the letter e of the alphabet title. This chick did not endure in the cup very long. I may paint her when she was jumping out of it one day. This is painted on a 6 x 6 x 2" canvas. I meant to mention before that these are my sister's chicks. They are big chickens now. They grow so fast. These were beginning to sprout their wings at the stage I photographed them.
Tomorrow is the first day of my workshop. Looking forward to meeting some new folks and seeing some repeats again! I will take some photos during the workshop and share with you.
Have a great weekend.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The chick on the right appears to be ducking down and the one on the left looks like she is thinking she might better duck too. She looks a bit frightened. It was probably the huge lady lying on the ground and taking their picture. This is painted on a 6 x 6 x 2" canvas.sols
30 paintings in 30 days challenge. This is painted on a 6 x 6 x 2" canvas. I am having a workshop at my home this Saturday and Sunday. The first thing I am going to demo painting is a.....chick. I try to make these look effortless, but believe me, they are not. Lots of thought goes into the color, composition, light and brushwork. Still lots of fun!sold
Tuesday, September 2, 2014