It was a great experience!
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Reflections are so much fun to paint. And light values against dark so...effective. So this scene was my choice for day 30 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. It was a fun project and the month went by very quickly.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Breaking out the new watercolor palette and paints. I nearly forgot how much I like this medium!
It may take some practice before I'm saving my whites and keeping my colors from getting muddy.
This is a Whiskey Painting. I used gin instead of water with the paint.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
There is a stand of trees on the east side of my house. In the winter months the sun rise outlines the trees. We had a fabulous sky full of peach and violet colors the other day.
This awful sub zero cold snap brings some beautiful skies.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
This is based on a photo I took on the 43rd day of Fall in my Photo a Day for a Year Series on FaceBook. It's the Presbyterian church on Rt 303. The photo was taken on a gray day so I changed the sky to create a little drama.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
"View from the Towpath"
There is a spot along the towpath, south of Rt 303 where the Cuyahoga River runs along the trail. It's a great spot to stop and take in the view. I've often seen herons among the rocks.
This is an aceo in acrylics on board.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
I was in Ocean City, Md this past summer and took a jet boat ride along the shore. This is the amusement park along the boardwalk. I've used this theme of rides and fairs before but not from this viewpoint.
Monday, January 20, 2014
This big pine came down in a storm and lies at the edge of the road. It's especially interesting when covered with snow ( may be later this week it will have a dusting). Well placed fallen trees can really improve a composition and add interest to a painting.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
And now for something completely different!
I felt we were overdue for a still life. This little artist card was done mostly with knife.
I've had such a good time this month playing with my palette knives I bought a new set - and they come with a wooden holder so they hang all organized! Lovely.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
"Old Mill Road"
I pass along this road every day and this was the first year I've seen hay bales in the pasture of the old horse farm. I especially like the way they look in snow. I think they will be a favorite subject. Price on request.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
There is an old barn in the center of Twinsburg, Ohio that now houses the historical society. The ad for Mail Pouch tobacco is painted on the side. I took the liberty of painting the barn as it was years ago before Starbucks and Mr Chicken build next door.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
We are a third of the way finished with our challenge of 30 paintings in 30 days. I don't have a theme but I am using the photos I have taken as reference. (These photos are posted on Facebook in my " Photo a Day" for a year album.)
Today's painting is a collage inspired by a photo I took in Starbucks. This is the photo
" Garden Birdbath"
This little watering hole is right outside my kitchen window. It's a favorite hangout for finches, cardinals and bluejays. Crows are known to stop by too.
9 paintings in 9 days for Leslie Saeta's painting challenge. So far it's been a great exercise!
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014
" First Snows"
This is a soft, calm winter day. The scene is my yard and the hay bales were left over after a late autumn grass planting effort. I painted this on board, in acrylics and its my day 6 entry in the Painting a Day challenge.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
On this fourth day of the January painting a day challenge I chose to do a portrait of Casey.
Casey is 13 years old and a Bichon, Cocker Spaniel mix and clearly the best dog ever. Here she is relaxing in her bed with her red heart shaped pillow.
Painted in acrylics on ampersand board. $60.00