Sunday, July 31, 2011

Round Top Road

This landscape is one that I see on my trips antiquing and always wonder why I haven't painted it. I love the winding road and the wonderful rock wall that leads you back into the picture. I'm sure the trees aren't this green any more with the massive Texas drought but they have been immortalized in this painting now.
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Blue chair

Decided to sharpen up some of the lines and add impasto to the grass/hay. If I get to paint today I need to work on the handle some and then I think I'll be pleased.
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

The blue Chair

This is a tiny painting:4x6!! Smaller than my usual! Thought I'd paint it a la prima but I never can seem to "Step away from the canvas." I took this photo several weeks ago when I went on the North Dallas Chicken Coup Tour. This charming little basket beckoned me and I really enjoyed painting it almost all at once!
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Monday, July 11, 2011

A Destin Morning

This image just called to me. Not only do I like it and need to have some "beach time," it was fun to paint! I love the umbrellas!
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Friday, July 8, 2011


Worked a little more this morning on this painting. Mainly have used a palette knife. As soon as it gets too hot ----- I'm outta there!! It really hurts when my wrist begins to swell!
Thanks for looking at my progress. I am starting another painting tomorrow and letting this one rest for a few days.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

07/06/11 Slow Go

Not much to show so far on this new picture. I am working on a picture of a friend's child in a fountain in the Bronx this summer. It won't be an identifiable picture but I really liked the design it made. This is two days worth of work. I will only be able to work in the A.M. because it gets too hot at the studio. Dr. Fredrick - the best hand surgeon ever- has told me not to get hot and sweaty! Hard orders to follow in a sweltering Texas summer but if there is a way to get around it, I will! Early morning dog walks and early painting will have to suffice for now until I have surgical bandages removed on 13th. Can't wait!!
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