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Friday, January 31, 2014

Golden Rails Home, Day 29

Golden Rails Home
6 x 6 Oil on Gessoed Board

I'm still two behind in the 30 in 30 but at least I have gotten close to finishing on time!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sometimes Outside Works, Day 27

Sometime Outside Works
6 x 6 Oil on Gessoed Board
The clothes hanging outside and the shoes on the porch roof just seemed smart if you haven't any more closet space. We came across this scene while walking down a street outside a water village in China.  We thought the bamboo stick was used to retrieve a pair of shoes when needed.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Red Chest and Shadows, Day 26

Red Chest and Shadows
6 x 6 Oil on Gessoed Board

Went shopping over the weekend to help a friend look for a table and chairs. She didn't buy anything but I found several great things to paint! 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Snowy River Landscape, Day 25

This is far as I it went to today the light was gone and I'm not sure what direction to go including a wipe/redo.

Snowy River Landscape
6 x 6 Oil on Gessoed Board

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Fur Hat and Scarf, Day 24

Today was the first class where I was more calm and in my zone, finally. Now next week is figure, so here I go again!

Fur Hat and Scarf
18 x 24 Oil on Canvas

Friday, January 24, 2014

Evening Train, Day 23

Evening Train
6 x 6 Oil on Gessoed Board
This is the second train painting , I was happy with the palette on this one.

 But even better more exciting is my friend Chris Lally's painting came today, and it is beautiful!!! Thank you Chris, I will always cherish this!  My new painting can be seen here on Chris Lally's blog and please check out her other beautiful work!

Night Train, Day 22

Night Train
6 x 6 Oil on Gessoed Board
I have been wanting to try a night scene, I saw this old pic today which resulted in this idea. I liked it so much I tried another. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Singing About My Big Red Stompping Boots, Day 21

This is Kate singing about her big red stompping boots, as she called them.  It is not a great pic because of lighting, my daylight was gone.

Singing About My Big Red Stompping Boots
6 x 6 oil on Gessoed Board

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Rainy Quebec City, Day 20

Rainy Quebec City
10 x 8 Oil on Gessoed Board

Had sometime and good light to paint today. This is just about done, and I finished the Cherry Blossom painting from three days ago.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Redux Model, Day 19

I didn't have a picture to work from, so I worked from the painting to sketch this in charcoal.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Drawing, Day 18

So I had to try drawing the model from yesterday's class from a pic I took.  I'm happy to say he looks more like this including the five o'clock shadow!  Boy do I need practice this quick sketch, took way too long.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Portrait Excersize, Day 17

This is what I did today in portrait/figure class.  I made a few changes after class, but it was not a great day.  It sure wasn't what I would have liked to have done. Sometimes in classes and workshops it just seems to get away from me or something. So this one will be wiped!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cherry Blossom, Day 16

Cherry Blossum
8 x 10 Oil om Gessoed Board

This is all I have time for today so I going to revisit this tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Colors in the Corner, Day 15

Colors in the Corner
6 x 6 Oil on Gessoed Board
Yesterday Kristen gave me two challenges, then today my friend Trish gave me two challenges in one painting, ...... paint some grays or neutrals in a painting... along with the intense...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Rose Dressed in White, Day 14

Rose Dressed in White
6 x 6 Oil on Gessoed Board
Next my friend Kristen Dukat next challenged me to do a large flower in whites, so I did a close up of a white rose.

Rosy Glow Day 13

Rosy Glow
6 x 6 Oil on Gessoed Board
So today my friend Kristen challenged me to make a bigger flower, so I thought I would try a rose.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Surrounded by Red, Day 12

Surrounded By Red
6 x 6 Oil on Gessoed Board
Today I went full on color play for the 30 in 30 challenge.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sometimes You Just Have to Stand, Day 11

Part of this challenge is to try different things, I actually started this on Day 9 and almost wiped it.  I was playing with clouds and was happy with them, but the landscape was boring.  So I have been looking for a few days and made some hopefully positive changes. Sometimes You Just Have to Stand, when you watch it set.

Love That Torquise Vase, Day 10

Love That Torquise Vase
6 x 6 Oil on Gessoed Board
Day 10 of the challege is a quick painting of color!

Begining Portrait Drawing Class Day 9

So I feel I shouldn't even post this. Yes I painted on this for four hours but, my teacher painted the last ten and created the beautiful work above. I have so much to learn, I can't wait!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Stargazers Today, Day 8

6 x 6 Oil on Gessoed Board

Using a the limited palette sure makes the painting go faster,
because there are less decisions to make!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I'm Going to Leave This Alone For Now, Day 7

This is the last layer of glazing and scumbling for now.  I'm trying to dry it as fast as I can so it can be framed for a local show.  I'm also going to keep my finger crossed that it doesn't messed up when framing it.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Just the Two of Us, Day 6

Just the Two of Us
6 x 6 Oil on Gessoed Board
I'm caught up for today on the 30 in 30 Challenge! After finishing an 8x 10 Mountain painting, I had just enough to do this little apple still life.

Yellowstone View Day 5

Yellowstone View
10 x 8 Oil on Gessoed Board
This is from a thermal that flows down the mountain like a waterfall.  It is a beautiful site worth the climb and the hike on a warm summer day. I guess I'm thinking warm, while it is -4 outside!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Starting with Color Day 3 and 4

A Drift in the Shallows
20 x 20 Oil on Canvas
This is acually two days worth of color glazes, but I went Ohio in between and forgot to take a picture of the first glazes. Sorry about the piture quality.

Four Houses and a Squirrel, Day 2

This quick little painting is for Meg, a thank you for your kindness!  She let Kristen and me stay, take over her house really when we went to Michigan to see her mother Laurie.  
This can be seen out her back door, high up in a tree two yards away.  The four houses reminded me of the four of them and the baby squirrel. Thank you for your generous heart Meg!

Four Houses and a Squirrel
8 x10 Oil on Gessoed Board

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Starting The Year Right, Day One!

A Drift in the Shallows
20 x 20 Oil on Canvas
Getting back to painting and blogging.  Also I'm resolved to finish the painting that where started sometime ago but will take weeks to finish. This is a full value monochromatic that is ready for color glazes.  The color layers will be scumbled and glazed.  You can see the end colors in the pastel I tried of this subject on the badge to the right.  I am participating in Leslie' s 30 in 30 but, I will take the time used for the smaller daily paintings to make progress on a larger piece. I will also do smaller alla prima paintings in between! Happy New Year everyone, it has been an intense year.

Getting ready for 30 in 30

Two quick paintings getting ready too start the New Year with the 30 in 30 Challenge!
Evening Out
8 x 10 Oil on Gessoed Board

Dance on Air
8 x 10 Oil on Gessoed Board