Sunday, January 27, 2008

progress

I've learned a lesson or two this month. This whole painting a day thing is killing me. I love the idea of it. What a great way to get some discipline in the studio, try out some new techniques, media, not angst so much about subject matter, etc. Just do it. Well, life has intervened a bit (motherhood, cooking, cleaning, life in general, not to mention a husband going out of town for extended periods of time).

So, my painting a day has turned into just painting more. Today, I went back to watercolors for a while. My daughter and I spread our supplies out on the kitchen table and went at it for a couple of hours. I love the energy and quickness I can get with watercolors. Still trying on getting that same effect with oils. I see glimpses of it here and there. Here is some of today's work:



"california poppies"
4 x 6 inches ~ watercolor
available

"cardinal"
5 x 7 inches ~ watercolor
sold




"waxwing"
5 x 7 inches ~ watercolor
sold


"crow 2"
5 x 7 inches ~ watercolor
sold

"crow 3"
5 x 7 inches ~ watercolor
sold



"crow 4"
5 x 7 inches ~ watercolor
sold

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Painting a Day: 7

"poppy field"
9 x 12 inches ~ oil on canvas
available

Friday, January 18, 2008

Painting a Day: 6

" Kippy's poppies"
12 x 16 inches ~ oil on canvas
available

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

update

My painting a day has gotten a bit sidetracked. I just finalized plans to be in a show at RedFish Gallery in May. So, I've been in a bit of a panic with that: scouring through photos for references, and starting several large pieces. I have been painting every day...so bear with me, I hope to post some things soon!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

recent work

"central desert road"
12 x 18 ~ oil on canvas
private collection

"west virginia hills"
18 x 18 ~ oil on canvas
private collection

"autumn at beaver pond"
12 x 18 ~ oil on canvas
private collection

Painting a Day: day 3


"pansies"
8 x 10 ~ oil on canvas board
sold




Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Painting a Day: day 2

"the best day"
6 x 6 ~ oil on canvas board
private collection



Monday, January 7, 2008

Painting a Day: day 1

"Stargazers"
12 x 16 ~ oil on canvas board
sold


30 day challenge

Hello and welcome to my art blog. To start off the new year, I have given myself a challenge to paint 30 paintings in 30 days. I'm planning on this being a very productive year and I thought this would be a good kickstart.

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