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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tale of the Two Tutu's

Anxious Moments
24" x 18"
Oil on Canvas

The ballerina on the left was from my figure class, I entered it in my local art league show where the other artist voted for their favorite piece. This is where it won Best of Show and was then qualified for the region Best of the Best Show.  But the regional BOB is a judged show, and that is when the question came to my mind, was it a problem because it was in part painted in a class setting.  Although the rules made no mention, I wanted to make sure I felt right and confident about my entry. So I repainted her!

(Sorry the one on the left has glare on it, so the one one the right appears dark. I entered it so I could not retake a side by side. Oops)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Emily and Her Scarf

Emily and Her Scarf
18" x  24"
Oil on Canvas
This portrait of Emily was finished over two three hour painting sessions. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Red Dress is for Dancing all Night Long!

Oil on Gessoed Board
10" x 8"
A Red Dress is for Dancing all Night Long
So I was thinking about February being red dress month for women and then just about a red dress, and well.... it is great exercise!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

30 Pieces of Artwork and Done!!! 30 in 30 Collage

So it has been a tough month for this challenge, between cold, flu and an allergic reaction (not being able to paint for a while); I was at least home enough!  When able, I was trying to push further to figure a few things out and when I did, I gained confidence! So was  a challenge that worked for me!!!

Anxious Moments, Day 30 of 30 in 30

24" x 18"
Oil on Canvas
Anxious Moments
This is one of the figure paintings that I finished for a local show, and I am happy with how it turned out. But forgot to get a better picture before I dropped it off. 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Girl Quick Sketch, Day 29 of 30 in 30

6" x 6"
Girl Quick Sketch
Charcoal on Gessoed Board
I was drawing this with vine charcoal to see if I wanted to make it a painting.  When I finished I decided I liked the sketch so much I'm going to leave it and spray it.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sassy, Day 28 of 30 in 30

9" x 12"
Charcoal and Pastel Pencils on Paper
In a comment I described someones art yesterday as sassy.  So that started my mind to thinking about Sassy women and then I saw this old photo pop up with hat, dripping in minks and I had to draw! 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Warm and Cool Sunset, Day 27 of 30 in 30

6"x 6"
Oil on Gessoed Board
Warm and Cool Sunset
Today was another day of playing with color pushing warm and cools. Playing with clouds again and color. I like the result and found something really worked.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sunset Color, Day 26 of 30 in 30

6" x  6"
Oil on Gessoed Board
Playing with color today on this landscape, but the pic has a lot of glare so I will retake photo replace this tomorrow.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lil Mc day 25 of 30 in 30

16  " x 16"
"Li Mc"
Charcoal and Pastel Pencil on Bristol Board
Sketch of one of bight lights in my life who never cease to amaze me.