This week's DPW challenge is "The Root and Bulb Challenge". As I was heading out to the grocery store it occurred to me pick up some carrots if they had any with the tops. Luckily there were some organic carrots with the longest tops and greenery I've ever seen. Like most vegetables they were put into the vegetable drawer in the refrigerator. Later while working at my computer my husband approached me with the carrot tops hanging from his hand..........to let me know not to store carrots with the tops on.
Monday, December 30, 2013
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Today was 46 degrees, sunny, snowy, perfect to paint plein air. So skipped out of the studio to enjoy the outdoors. Hope everyone was able to get some fresh air today.
Friday, December 27, 2013
This painting will be given away on Daily Paintworks, (DPW). Follow the link below to read my interview and learn some art history about me.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
I was feeling melancholy thinking about my Brother and Mother. So may this rose represent those lost but not forgotten and to take time reminiscing., it felt great.
It was only a bud it never blossomed yet managed to be outstanding.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
What a way to start your day. This was the beginning to my creation ""a bowl of breakfast. In a bowl put a layer of fried hash browns, cooked scrambled eggs, then add sauteed onion, green pepper, bacon or sausage, tomatoes and whatever else you have. Top this with cheddar cheese and melt the cheese in the microwave and enjoy. Over the summer the Hammy Slammy became my favorite breakfast to buy when traveling. Guess what the only difference was it had ham my choice of meat for breakfast when eating out.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
SoldWhat a struggle to get the light hitting this correctly. The thing about painting sometimes you must walk away. This is what happened with this painting today it is a success yesterday it seemed like a failure. Darn good thing it was so pretty as a bud it's wilting and not going to open.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
SoldNot sure where this melon came from, it lacked flavor, this didn't surprise me, this is not the time of year to buy melons in Michigan. Although Pinckney is my home town, Howell is just North of me, they celebrate melons with an annual festival, we take them pretty serious around these parts. Melon slices make a great painting bringing back memories of warm summer days. This could really cheer someone up over the winter months.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
SoldI see glare from wet paint, sorry about that, my camera has been sent out for repairs so using my Ipad camera. Guess it isn't to bad of a picture. Anyway new shapes and more apples.
Monday, November 25, 2013
SoldMy granddaughter Kaylee is painting this cherry and her painting is looking so good awaiting her return. So, anyway stole her cherry to paint today for myself and glad I did. Enjoyed painting the cherry and that fading background.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
SoldWhen kids are young they prefer their apples cut up and the core removed. My grandson is five and he will now eat the skin. For painting purposes the seeds and cores and some interest to the composition. This would make a great gift for a teacher or someone who is the apple of your eye.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
SoldThis isn't my first peach painting I made an executive decision to start numbering the subjects as they are painted instead of trying to come up with new names. Not that remembering what number is next won't be difficult after all peaches are out of season now and who knows when the next peach painting will be created, will I remember that it should be number two?
Monday, November 11, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Flowers are always fun for me to paint so had to try them in this 4 inch size. This was my last board and in the future this size may get used again. The 6 inches seemed small when I started however you get comfortable with what is familiar and it's good to break away once in awhile and change things up.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
SoldSame pear different angle. This time my focus was about the overall composition. Looked for some hard and soft edges used more solid brush strokes for the color field changes and kept them as thick as possible without being obsessed with just applying thick paint. What a difference and it was more enjoyable for me to paint.
Friday, November 1, 2013
ANN ARBOR PAINTED will be on display at:
ANN ARBOR ART CENTER.
117 W. Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI
From November 22 - December 22
I can't wait to see all the paintings and hope they have the first 25 on display also. After the exhibit the paintings will be on permanent display in the many First Martin buildings in Ann Arbor.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Recently purchased some 4 x 4 inch hardboard to have some fun using a thicker paint. It was surprising how difficult it is to get the paint loaded on the brush and stuck on the painting. Next time maybe the palette knife is worth trying. These are being offered at a lower price.
Friday, October 25, 2013
SoldWhat a toughie still hanging around after a week of hard frost. These could become my favorite flower if they were a perennial. I purchased some yellow daisies this year that make me think they are getting pretty close to developing a similar breed. My horticulture skills are very limited. Gardening is my willingness to pull weeds and play in the dirt. The blooming of the flowers is what excites me and makes the work worthwhile.
Monday, October 21, 2013
They maybe the same but different perspective so totally new composition. Caught some glare from wet paint on the top left pumpkin so that looks a little strange here but looks fine on the painting leaving it be there isn't enough daylight to rephotograph.
Something new about purchasing my paintings, you can Buy It Now if their hasn't been a bid placed, or place a bid and participate in the auction.
Friday, October 18, 2013
SoldHave you ever added olives to your hamburger meat? I was getting ready to make patty's when it occurred to me how good they looked coming out of the jar covered with olive oil so dinner took a little longer than planned. The deli dill pickles encroached on the scene a little but that was all right with me.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
This paint was applied much thicker than my normal process. Viewing art online vs. seeing it in person can be a very different experience, whenever possible it is better to see it up close. Now I want to paint this grouping again and not worry about trying to obtain thicker strokes.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
SOLDHunky-dory and peachy really mean the same thing and this peach is now in it's third painting. Each time you paint something it will never be exactly the same especially if you change the view point. If memory serves me the peaches didn't move my position was changing.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
click to bidOne sweet pepper standing up to the black and white contrast. After naming this painting my thoughts went to Pepe Le Pew from Looney Tunes cartoons from my youth which I still enjoy watching.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
SoldFlowers really attract my attention. This is another painting of the red gladiolus. They were spectacular along with the leaves and buds it creates a beautiful combination. The combination of color and dark area's appeal to my sense of drama.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
BUY IT NOW WITH PAYPALMy last two plein air paintings were done while up north delivering "Dusk" a 30 x 36 inch painting to Crooked Tree Art Center in Petoskey where it is on display and for sale. I got permission from the owner to sit in the field to do this painting after clarifying that I wanted to paint a picture of the barn "not" paint it. I thought he was pulling my leg however a couple of years ago people from down south came around looking for work painting barns. When I see this barn from the road it has a beautiful field in front, trees and Lake Charlevoix in the distance which is really a great landscape.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
SoldThis was a plein air subject interesting yet very creepy. I was able to pull up the driveway to get off the road and park. Grass and bushes had laid claim to the land. To set up my easel took a lot of stomping down the weeds.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
SoldSummer just flew by and moving into fall but can't let it all go yet way to many paintings that didn't get on the easel yet. Tomorrow it is going to be 90 degree's at last an Indian Summer we haven't had one of those for awhile.
Friday, September 6, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
SoldThe title speaks for the painting and this is one of my favorites. Now that summer is coming to an end and my camping trips and travels are slowing down it is time to start painting these again.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Grabbing another piece of a gladiolus stem this one is all about the reds. This composition has two focal points and when that happens and they both work together it's a huge accomplishment, that's how I see this but we all see things differently.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Pears and cherries along with my sunglasses this makes five paintings in this series. I really do wear these sunglasses they are two years old and now every where I look others are wearing them too.