Saturday, May 31, 2008

Cherries Jubilee

This is a warm up I did this morning. I have been in a block lately. The thing about bing cherries is the constant struggle between eating them and painting them. I just kept repeating loose Nancy loose. 8x10 oil on canvas raymar board. ©2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Floating In Summer

Oh to have good knees and coordination again. Remember when summer went on forever? There was stark sunlight here. The light at the top of the painting is from the window behind when I was photographing the painting. I thought the concrete was hard to paint, but turned out well. 12x12 oil on canvas board. ©2008 $100.00

Friday, May 23, 2008

Beignet Anyone ?

The staff is having a rest in between the rush hour at Cafe Du Monde. I think this piece captures the moment quite well.I enjoyed painting the effect of the golden light of the evening inside the cafe. 9x12 oil on canvas board $200.00 ©2008

Friday, May 16, 2008

Sour Gossips

The light in the photo is a little off but I enjoyed this piece I think the colors are vivid and there are good brush strokes and texture. 8x10 oil on raymar panel ©2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Leiper's Field Study

Ok, I wasn't going to post this but you need to see my failures too. This was done in Elio's workshop and then I quickly stuck it in a plastic bag which accounts for the weird patterns in the paint and the blobs of blue by the tree. I was really disappointed with myself for not coming home with a better painting. not for sale

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Truckin' On The Beach

This painting comes from a photo by RobW over at flickr 8x10 oil on canvas board. ©2008 $110.00

Monday, May 12, 2008

Friday, May 2, 2008

Red Barn

This is from a photo on flickr by lapstrake painted on black gessoed hardboard. Vibrant colors. Bold brushstrokes. 12x12 oil ©2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Fagen Springs Plein Air

I went out today with my plein air group and painted at a beautiful little creek. Little creeks are ever so dear to my childhood heart. I had a great time and the day was beautiful This is the result. Even though there is dirt on the painting. 12x16 oil on canvas board. ©2008 NFS