Monday, November 17, 2008

Mystery

This is from the weekly challenge of Karin Jurick's Different Strokes Blog. 95% of this painting was painted upside down (no i wasn't upside down the canvas was) It was really a great learning exercise. The shapes are so abstract that it was realtively easy. I did not get a good photo of the painting and I apologize for that. click on the title of the painting to go to the blog . 8x10 oil on board
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Silent Silos

I have been driving by silos for years and suddenly I have become fascinated by them. These happen to be small ones but the large ones remind me of skyscrapers out in the country. There is an area between Little Rock, Ar. and Memphis, Tn. around Wheatley Ar., where the land is very flat and there are some huge silos rising up out of the rice patty's and wheat fields. The first time I saw them almost 40 years ago I actually thought it was the skyline of Memphis! lol I love the picturesque ones next to barns as well. So, I am looking out for silos everywhere now. These were painted with my very favorite adopted, artist, mentor, son, Elio Camacho in Tennessee. Aren't I lucky!! 6x8 oil on board 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Blustery

Different Strokes From Different Folks Blog

A fun challenge for the weekly Different Strokes Blog Go over and check it out. 6x6 oil. 2008.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Magic Meadow

I have been outside trying to paint a lot over the past few weeks as well as clean up my yard. I haven't made a lot of progress in either project. I did however catch a bad cold and I now have TMJ. I can't even bite down on an apple it hurts so much! So, I have not been posting much. Please continue to pray for my mothers recovery and for my sisters who have been sacrificing their own lives to care for her. Here is a small landscape 6"x8" oil on board. I tried to use expressive brush strokes to tell the story of the beautiful day and meadow. 2008 Private Collection