Sunday, April 23, 2017

What was i thinking??

This oil painting appeared a couple of years ago.. it was hiding in one of my brothers houses and for some reason was offered to the family .. My daughter grabbed it and has it hanging in her home.  I am amazed how good it is, personally..  i'm sure i "copied" it from somewhere, maybe a calendar??  this was painted in the 70's, I think....

Friday, April 14, 2017

funky back barn

Son, Mike, commissioned me to do this using his photo..  he is giving it to his buddy, John, in Salt Lake City.  Apparently Mike hangs out at John's place during his ski time in Utah.  Does look inviting,  doesn't it?.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Lovin' the Parade, revisited

Painted this using a photo i took in Munich ND about 20 years ago..  i painted it about 5 years ago.  Well, i gooped up the background with everloving purple, added an old building and some folks. Probably a little better, but i just love those gals, their hats, chairs and shirts,   what can i say?

Cacti Circle

I painted this watercolor after watching Diana's demo at our painting day.. Using saran wrap and other items to make texture.  each color i added, i put saran wrap or waxed paper on and went and watched TV..  that's how i roll....

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Barn, Truck, Trees

WOW, is this ever bright.  I painted the whole canvas alizarin crimson, not thinking it was so bright. But i love the primary colors in this.  I only used 3 colors plus white and a little Van Dyke Brown.  WOW .. I find it hard to sign my name with acrylic paint.. maybe i need new brushes..  i actually used a pencil, dipped in the paint.. Geez...

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Yellow-Orange Chair

I bought some stretched canvases and thought i'd better get out the Acrylic paints and do some paintin'....I have painted these flowers from our yard b/4 and i've painted our lawn chairs before, but for some reason, it took me many days to get this done.  Changed colors often but do like the results.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

"Left out in the Cold"

Call it a coincidence, but I painted these ladies yesterday ( Women's Day??).  I had them sketched in my trusty sketch book for awhile.  I felt for them, for some reason,  mostly because yesterday was a really cold windy day and also, there was news in paper and radio about women (and others) being kinda left behind.
I love my title.  I often have titles b/4 I have paintings..