Saturday, January 28, 2017

Day 28

The month is almost up...some days it's been hard to get a painting done. Other dats I've planned my day around it. Today I did a Whiskey Painting inspired by today's weather.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Day 26

Here again I used the rice paper coated board for this ACEO.  I like the bold background with this little bird.

"I See You"

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Day 25

For this piece I prepared the substrate with a layer of orange rice paper. After sealing it with mat medium I painted the forest scene letting some orange show through.

The color is more intense in the digital photo but its still a stronge piece.  ACEO   2.5 x 3.5"

Monday, January 23, 2017

Day 23

Great day..I had the opportunity to teach painting to a high school French class. We produced ten new works of art! 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Day 20

Such an historic day for our country - I painted this ACEO and called it "Dawn of a New Day"

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Day 18

Forest scenes - never get tired of them. Here I'm playing with warm and cool colors - 8x10 on canvas

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Da y 17

This is Blue Hen Falls in the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The painting is 4x6"

Monday, January 16, 2017

Day 16

I am going to be teaching painting to a high school French class so I thought this would be a great subject.   11x14  All the images I found of Monet's "The Cliff Walk at Pourville" online had different colorations... which was closest to his? 

I don't know if this is or not but I like the brightness of it. I may copy more of his work!

Note-- See the beautiful work the class produced on Day 25.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Day 15

Halfway done! A Whiskey Painting today ? I couldn't decide on a name and then friend Paula suggested "Summerset". Perfect!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Day 14

                                                      " A Good Day for a Walk"

I'm excited to be taking this to be part of the exhibit "Epiphany" at the Bath Church. It's 16x20" and was not painted all this morning! 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Day 13

"Closing Time" 
The MD Garage was a service station at the foot of Boston Mills Road. When the area was designated a National Park the Park Service took over the ownership of the building. They have allowed the artist group, The Crooked River Gang, to exhibit their art in the building.

The MD Garage has become a favorite spot for hikers and bikers on the Tow Path to visit. The artists hang a new show every month April through October. I'm proud to be part of The Crooked River Gang. We always feature art that depicts the Park and the surrounding area.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Day 12


                                                           "Bouquet for a Rainy Day"

A rainy morning calls for some flowers so that's what I made. Whiskey Painting 4x5"

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Day 11

I'm lucky that friends share their photos for me so I have lots of reference material. This barn was photographed by Roger during his travels through Tennessee.
I painted it 8x10 on stretched canvas.

I love the tree shadows that run diagonally across the piece. I think I may try this again in watercolor.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

Day 9

Busy day today so I wanted to paint this and post it early. Its 4x6". Nice t imagine a warm world on this freezing dry and windy day!
"Under the Surface"

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Day 8

It's a Sunday and I had a little more time so I painted an 11x14 of the Cuyahoga River.acrylic on canvas..

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Day 7

Today is a real crow festival. A fun little piece ...the idea just came to me. 

4x4" on aqua board 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Day 6

- and I had an Epiphany --;-) why not do do a Whiskey Painting? This is the monument in the Town square in Twinsburg Ohio. The painting, like all whiskey paintings,  is small - about 4x5"

I was fortunate enough to be selected to be a member of the Whiskey Painter's of America a few years ago. Read more about this art form here.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Day 5

A snowy January day is the perfect time to paint some colorful flowers. This painting is 4X6", acrylic

and the 30 day challenge continues......

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Day 4

On Day 4 I did a small 2.5 x 3.5" painting. This size painting is called an ACEO - an Artist trading card.

Autumn - Hay Bales 
This is acrylic on stock. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Day 3

or should we call it Night # 3?
A nocturne inspired by the the Village of Peninsula which sits at the bottom of the valley on the Cuyahoga River.

This painting is 8x10, acrylic

Monday, January 2, 2017

Day 2

"Grape Day"  today's painting is brought to you by the color purple - and there are so many shades. I wanted to concentrate on reflections and highlights. It is 5x7" 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Day 1

The first day of the 30 day challenge - an ACEO I call " Double Trouble" 
Maybe an odd choice for a sunny winter day but it's where the muse led me. 
An ACEO is always 2.5 x 3.5"