Monday, September 26, 2011

Blue Thread
5" x 5" Oil on Canvas

What a weekend!  The 2011 Studio Tour has just ended.  The weather was stupendous and the turnout even more so.  The image above was the demo I worked on during the tour days and I finished today.  As I enjoy sewing, I had been meaning to start a needlearts theme and so this is the first of a series.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

End of Summer Lillies

Well the lillies ended a short while ago and I promised myself not to let them slip by without capturing them on canvas.  As much as I'm happy with this one, I need to let loose....still working on that.  I see
here that my photo is slightly blurry and a bit on the dark side.  I'll return to fix that with my next photo session.

The local studio tour is approaching fast (September 23 and 24) and I'm determined not to get stressed.
I do enjoy having people over and discussing techniques and new skills.  

Summer's Last Daylilly
6"x6"x1.5" Oil on wood panel

Thursday, September 01, 2011

A Painting for the Children of Africa

Over at the Daily Paintworks website they have started a "Children of Africa" challenge and this is my entry for this auction.  Bidding started today and will run for a week.  It's nice to know that there are ways we can help (if only in small ways) and DPW is making this happen.