Monday, July 20, 2015

Lily



















oil on gesso hardboard 6 x 6

Always enjoy painting a water lily.



Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Fishing- Reflection Challenge



















oil on gessobord 5 x 7

I wanted to do the Daily Paintworks challenge,
but had other paintings I was in the middle
of painting so this one is a little later to
the posting.


Saturday, July 11, 2015

On Top Of It


















oil on gesso hard board 6 x 6

Still doing goats around the theme of
"trouble makers". Mischievous and full
of energy! Having fun painting these
little guys.














Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Spokes




















oil on gesso hard board 6 x 6

I didn't feel I could paint all those
spokes of the wheel without running
out of patience. I had to mark the
points of the spokes on the wheel
frame as I painted the blue inside
the wheel. I was glad it turned out
and I didn't give up and scrap all
the paint off the canvas.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

More Trouble



















oil on gesso hard board 6 x 6

I enjoyed painting this subject of goats
and how the light laid across them. I
painted a gold acrylic on top of the
gesso and the blue is manganese blue,
which is a good compliment to the yellow
browns.


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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Barn Door

















oil on gesso hard board 6 x 6


Tried a new subject, old barn with fun
shadows. I have painted the past week
only to end up scraping the canvas
clean of wet paint to try again or
just give up on a particular subject.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tweety

















Oil on gesso board 4 x 4


I thought I'd try a very small painting
and decided a small bird would be a good
subject matter. I think I'll stay more
with the canvas sizes larger than this
one.


Monday, May 4, 2015

Windows Rolled Down














Oil on gesso board 5" x 7"

Thought I had taken on too hard of a subject
with this one...a lot of detail. I stuck with
it and finished it in about 4 hours.
This subject reminded me of the song by
Amos Lee, "Windows Rolled Down" and driving
around in a vintage car in the summer months
with the car windows down.

Monday, April 27, 2015

It Gets My Goat

















6" x 6" oil on gesso board

Loved the reference photo of this goat
standing in the sunshine with her floppy
white ears. Goats are so playful but can
be so mischieveous. I understand they can
really cause havac if you don't have the
right fencing to keep them contained.
Had fun painting this portrait.



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Container Ship














8" x 10" oil on gesso board

We usually have one or two container ships
that come into the port each week for
repairs, fuel, or supplies. I liked the
reflections off the water of the red color
of the ship in the port this day which was
very calm.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Port Angeles














8" x 10" oil on gessoboard

Painted the city of Port Angeles from Ediz Hook
looking south. A friend suggested I paint Port
Angeles, this is what I think of when I think of
my town I live in. I will try to do others in the
coming months as we get more sunshine. On
this day there was two container ships in the
port. The composition on this one is not the
greatest, but I learned more on painting in oil,
just suggest details in the distance...little
dots of paint will suggest a house or group of
buildings. A very gray but calm day, with no
rain or marine layer.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Vintage Tricycle


















6" x 6" oil on gessoboard


I came across this great little vintage tricycle
on Etsy Status Dog and loved the photo of it. I asked
permission to paint it for my "practice" in painting.
I learned the importance of a good background to enhance
the subject matter. Still trying not to add every little
detail in a painting. My brain is wired for detail
so it is harder for me to do the basics, so I need
to put a time limit on my painting time.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Little Wren















5" x 7" oil on canvas

My third successful painting...some have been mediocre
and so I scraped off the paint before it dried and
tried a different subject...cute little bird and fun
subject to paint. Enjoying painting with payne's gray
and how adding various blues affect the value. Learned
just how much faster burnt sienna and "browns" dry,
so much faster than the other colors. I did
this painting in about 3 hours so I didn't have
to finish it the next day and oil in on half
dry paint.




Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Red Tricycle


















6" x 6" oil on gesso board

A painting I did of a vintage tricycle
I saw in a second hand store. I loved
the red and white color combination and
the memories it brought back of growing
up in this time period when they were
used by my generation.