Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What a handsome boy...

8" x 8" Oil on wood panel

I love the way he's sitting in a three quarter pose as if he knew he would have his picture painted.
I've painted Carter before but as a closeup.  

Saturday, September 26, 2015

White Petunias in Silver Cup

10" x 10" x 1.5"
Oil on collage on wood panel

I like the serendipitous results I get when painting over a collaged surface but have to be careful not
to "work around" interesting little tidbits and forsaking the integrity of the composition.  Still it does create a little bit of interest.  The following details is an example of what I managed to keep in the painting and will probably lend itself to the title "New Beginnings"


A new local event that was most successful (a little rain at the end of the day but it was a welcomed, warm summer rain).  Fun to do but now it's on to planning the next which take place the third week of November.  I often question my planning tactics as I approach a deadline but realize that I can 
never be completely in control because all the good stuff happens from the creative frenzy that takes place.  Good ideas just seem to abound and I have to take advantage of them as they appear.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

September Painting

I had planned on posting more this month of September and it's racing by.  I don't usually do a Fall fair but this time I am in an event called "Boheme".  It is outdoors in tents and so hoping for good weather.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Something new for Draw and Cook

The website theydrawandcook.com has inspired me to return to watercolour painting.  This is my newest. A late summer submission celebrating the joy of kitchen gardens.  The format for "They Draw and Cook" is a wide narrow rectangle so I usually re-format into 8" x 10" formats to put into my Etsy shop.  I love cooking, love painting, love painting flowers...so it's a win/win situation.