Golden Girl, 24 x 18, oil on canvas, #395

Posted March 27th, 2013 by | No Comments

Life drawing today. What a treat. Earnest pursuit, comeraderie, lots of inspiration looking at other artists’ great work.

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Woods Diptych, 20 x 8, oil on linen panel, #396

Posted March 18th, 2013 by | 3 Comments

Today was the second plein air day of the year for me. Our group went out to the wonderful property of one of our members and the morning turned out to be sunny! I don’t think anything can match feeling warm sun on your back while painting after a winter of working at an easel indoors. I really liked the way the sky was so blue against the trees, but only brought 8 x 10 panels with me; hence, the diptych.

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Cleaning and Painting, #395

Posted March 13th, 2013 by | 1 Comment

I’ve been cleaning out my studio for the last few days. It’s incredible how fast stuff piles up! I think it’ll feel good when it’s all finished, but gosh, it’s a bigger project than I imagined. Meantime, I started another cow painting. Just a diversion…

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Model on Red, 18 x 24, oil on canvas panel, #394

Posted March 7th, 2013 by | No Comments

Life drawing today. Both models made it such a joy to work at the challenge of portraying them. They chose great poses, got right back into them after the breaks, and never “drooped” or “wilted.” Bravo to the models who’re willing to help us learn!

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Freesias, 6 x 8, oil on linen panel, #393d

Posted March 5th, 2013 by | No Comments

At our painting group yesterday, almost all of us chose to paint the freesias. The yellow was just irresistable. About 20 minutes later, though, we remembered why we almost never bring daffodils for a still life: yellow is a both a blessing and a curse! Kind of like green.

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More Pansies, 8 x 6, oil on linen panel, #392

Posted March 4th, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Just a quickie for this wonderful, sunny Sunday.

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Bull, first session, 24 x 30, oil on linen, #391

Posted March 3rd, 2013 by | No Comments

Today’s painting time was consumed with thinking about this painting, and then putting on the first value phase of the paint. I’m not too sure how it’ll develop from here. I want to stay away from the “black” of this black bull, but still not make him too, too colorful!

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Red Cow, 12 x 16, oil on canvas, #390

Posted March 2nd, 2013 by | No Comments

While painting with friends, I decided to paint “Too Bossy” from memory. It was an interesting experience for me; I remembered the general shapes in the painting, which surprised me. I used red for the cow, since I’ve been concentrating on warm colors lately. I was happy with the reds in the big shape, but not with the greens.

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Pansies to Plant, 8 x 6, oil on canvas panel, #389d

Posted March 1st, 2013 by | No Comments

Artist friends and I agreed today–there’s something uplifting about painting flowers early in the Spring!

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