Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Captured And Captivated Plus Redo




When I look at favorite artists works, I can recognize them without looking at the name. I don't feel I have that and it is a constant struggle for me to figure out where I belong. I like to paint in different ways, different subjects and experiment but I want to create a home so to speak. It drives me crazy.This is an 8x10 oil still wet. ©2008 For sale soon.

I went back and changed some things the first one was too tight and cartoonish. Never mind I don't like either of them!!! Experimental Not For Sale

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Angel Statue Value Study


I have been working on this value study and I am not sure if it is complete or not.I really enjoy these and they are great practice to see the lights,darks and mid tones. N ©2008 10x10 oil on canvas board. NFS

Monday, April 28, 2008

Lost, Found or Kidnapped?



A little whimsy added to this piece. Bright sunshine, movement subtle color palette. The image (photo for the lady was loaned to me by RobW over on Flickr. Here is a link back to his image of the lady."http://www.flickr.com/photos/robwallace/1040135671/" I took that image and put her in a different setting ,walking a dog. Thanks RobW You are the best. ©2008 12x12 oil on canvas board $210.00

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Tai Chi



A quick study of movement and brush strokes. 8x10 oil on raymar board. ©2008 $125.00

Friday, April 25, 2008

The Worm


There is nothing better than watching children fish on a warm summer day. Those ooey gooey worms in the old green bean can, the smell, the tug of the little perch as it nibbles on your hooked worm. ©2008 8x10 oil on canvas board. $165.00

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Caffeine



I woke up this morning in the mood to paint a portrait. I found this photo on flickr of a lovely woman with the most interesting, beautiful face. Here is a link to her photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/43071680@N00/956716206/in/set-72157594476119979/. KarenMarleneLarsen. Her photos are fabulous. I just finished this so it is wet. 8x10 oil on pintura board. ps. I added the original photo for you to compare.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Zen Taxi


This is a small study I did thinking about doing it as a large piece. 5x7 oil on pintura board.©2008 $110.00

Monday, April 21, 2008

Blue Morning


Complementary colors of blue and orange make this moody piece.10x10 oil on canvas board ©2008 $160.00

Friday, April 18, 2008

High Tops


I am trying to work on some larger pieces. I just decided to throw a bunch of items together for a still life. I let my self be totally loose here but I didn't do this in one day as a daily painting. ©2008 Oil 20x24 on canvas board. Still wet.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Practice Makes Perfect


Rich color and reflection on the sand makes this piece feel alive to me. Oil 10x20 on canvas board.©2008 for sale soon

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Perfect Brush (This is a photo not a painting)


I wish I had painted this! Maybe I will try it. I happened to wonder into the Plaza Art Store in Nashville the other day. Which for me is like swimming in a chocolate fountain. I was looking for a brush like Kim English was using in our workshop. I thought perhaps if I used a similar brush I could channel his talent through my right hand. Suddenly there she was(yes she, this brush is perfect so it's a she!) A number 14 mongoose filbert Raphael by Kevrin made in France. She was on sale for 40% off which was even better. So I bought her and a couple of other sizes and came home to my studio. Well, I love this brush! The shape holds thin or thick, holds a good amount of paint and is easy to twist and turn. I believe we are bonded for life. My paintings have improved and I will be posting soon. The improvement is due to some torturous exercises that Kim English put us through, though. He gave us 5 minutes to map in a whole scene with a live model and as soon as the timer went off we had to start a fresh one. Over and over, maybe 30 or 40 times, for 5 days. What a great exercise to loosen you up. Kim premixes all of his paints after looking at the scene he is going to paint. He is a wonderful teacher and a really nice guy. We had a lot of fun. Look him up and find where he is giving a workshop and try to take one if you can. Oh yes, he painted me one day, as a quick study. I bought the painting and I will be posting it soon. Too much fun for one person to have, I am so blessed.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Juicy


I used my still life box to set up this painting and then I ate the strawberries! For Sale Soon. ©2008 12x12 oil on canvas board

Friday, April 4, 2008

All Dressed Up And No Place To Go


This is a fairly large piece and I had a great time with it. I love bows and the quirkiness of adding one to a jar of leeks was just the touch of whimsy I needed on a gloomy stormy day. 18x36 oil on one inch gallery wrapped canvas. ©2008 for sale soon.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

My Feet Are Killing Me


I am completely happy with this one. I wanted to capture the heat of a summer day with detail in the figures that would tell a story about them. 12x12 oil on canvas board. ©2008 $310.00

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Orange You Glad!


Complementary color study. I am working on color harmonies as well as a balance on color values. This was an enjoyable study. oil on canvas board 10x10 $165.00. ©2008