Wednesday, August 12, 2020

6"x 6" Delights

   Enjoyed painting these gems. i painted the canvases solid colors first.  For the truck one, I sprayed the damp paint with H2O and then rolled toilet paper over..  i know, toilet paper is not an art supply item but it is in my studio.
    I usually don't "do" flowers but this was fun. I have a lot of photos i've taken over the years... lots of years, lots of photos....

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Emma's Switchback

I used a photo that was sent by my Oregon hiking family. They were hiking trails on Mount Hood. I painted the canvas purple first and of course wanted to save some of it.  I battled with the trees on the Right side, ugh.  What is happening to me doing out door landscapes all of a sudden??? 

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Gray Panes

    Painted this acrylic yesterday.  It was fun as i first painted the canvas Perm Rose, which has a life of it's own.  i used only yocher (what i call yellow ocher), natural grey, cobalt, Umber and of course, white. Oh and Quin Gold, which i love.
 I just want to be able to go shopping and hug the kids. Not in that order, of course.. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Table Rocks & Purple Bridge Quick Sale.. SOLD

    I painted on this all week, it's my plein air attempt from in my studio, ( i was outside when i took the photo i used for reference, does that count???  )  I really don't like outside much.
     i discovered again how much fun using my palette knife is.  this is acrylic and larger than what i have been doing lately. I used a limited palette and mixed my greens (that sounds like i made a salad--  NOT ).
     Photo was taken in S. Carolina when i attended my nephew's wedding,
    The bridge wasn't purple in real life. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Gallery 4

Well, i decided to join Gallery 4 as a premiere member.  I hope i can hold up my end of the deal.  It is exciting to hang in the main gallery and have things in the gift shop.  altho with the pandemic going on there aren't a lot of customers. I did sell "Open Toed" while i was hanging my art last week.  Ego boost.. 
Art Lovers beware.   ha. 

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Really Red Brick

My friend, Gretchen D, gave me some wonderful frames..  SO, guess what<  one was 12x12 and i happened to have a canvas that size, wah la.. Reference:  I used a photo of a w/c painting i did in the 90's . it is completely different 'cause of size, medium and arrangement of the subjects, OTHERWISE>
 i may have to make the flowers larger..  i wonder..
7-30-20  i decided to mess around some more with this painting..  added some yellows and blues,  See the difference???  Tis better...

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Little Sister Help

This precious photo has been cherished in Carl's family probably since the 30's when his mother took it. These are Carl's two older sisters. Their personalities are already showing through. (I won't go there, ha)  It's done is watercolor on some weird paper i found in my stash..  love it.