Saturday, October 29, 2011

Carolina Shores - progress

Worked on this picture for a couple hours today. I am happier with the background marshes now but the back of the boat and dock is a perspective nightmare!! It is still so wet that I don't dare try to work on it too much or I'll have a blue blob. Guess I'll have to let it rest until Monday.
Meanwhile, I might try some plein air painting - in my back yard, in case it is a total failure. I have the desire to paint outside but I am SO picky about the weather : not too hot and not too cold! I've only done it one other time and enjoyed it . It has been a year since I was given my guerilla box so I might as well break it in. Hopefully I can post the results.
Thank you for checking in on my blog.

On My Easel......

Just started drawing (in paint) my next Carolina shores scene. Got a few colors blocked in but ran out of steam and time all at once.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Nancy and Owen - completed

Finished working on this picture today. Hope Mike likes it.
I actually did a crop shot but it didn't turn out right so you get to see my shot from the easel. I need to take a better one tomorrow and work on the new painting for my Carolina Shores series.
Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my blog.

On my easel

Just began blocking in Nancy McNally's face yesterday and I am pleased with the results. Hopefully I can give this painting to Mike, her husband and my nephew, for his birthday. Right now I was told it is very "Mary Cassatt." (I like that) Will work more today on her hand, lips and eyes.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

11/19/11 The Colonel for Gracie Leudecke

This is "The Colonel," and she, yes SHE, belongs to a little girl at the school where I sub. She has begged me for 8 weeks to paint one of her chickens and I had a really good day at the studio and finished the whole thing. Gracie told me that she told the Colonel that I was going to paint her and the Colonel was very excited! They have several with unusual names : Chicken Nugget, Dark Meat and Honey!!
This is my first hen and it was a lot of fun. I used a combination of palette knife and brush with lots of thick paint! It will take forever to dry - that is ok because by then Gracie might have forgotten about it OR she will be mad because she thinks I FORGOT! I 'm telling her mom , a teacher at school, about it and I'll bring it to her when it is dry.
Thanks for hanging in there with me through this job. I am on a real painting tear now so there should be lots to see soon.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

10/12/11 Baby Knox

Went to the studio yesterday and I believe this little guy is finished. He came together very quickly! It is so much fun when that happens!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Update 10/09/11 Finally got to paint!

This little green mouse-boy is Knox Hale.(he looks a little like Desperaux!) It wouldn't be fair of me to paint his older sister, Keaton, and not take a stab at him. This is just the very first pass at it and I have a long way to go but it is looser than I've done before and that pleases me. Tiny babies are so difficult to paint because their features haven't formed yet! Kelli put this cap on him because he had little ear caps on to train his ears to go flat to his head. He looks so peaceful but I guess looks can be deceiving because Kelli said he pooped and peed EVERYWHERE!
I like everything on this painting except the "generic" lady's hand by the wine glass! I see I will have to try to fix that on Tuesday night. This is just a closer version of the ones below.