Tuesday, November 29, 2011

11/29/11 View From Pont Neuf

This small painting was part of an early Virtual Paint-out. I still like the soft colors and sky reflected in the water. I imagine it is very cold in Paris right now but the charm and allure still remain!
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Monday, November 21, 2011

Cedars Open Studio Tour - 2011

Our studio, Studio Art and Soul, joined in on the ninth annual (this is our fourth show) Cedars Open Studio Tour. I had quite a few paintings up this year, all the work on the back wall, below the wooden shelf and on the adjoining left wall are mine. I sold the small painting in the top right corner! There was plenty of art and fun to be had! Thanks to all who came to support me.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Tonal Portrait of baby

I was commissioned this summer to paint a portrait of this little girl. I wasn't very excited about it because they wanted it in the blue tonal style that I did a couple of years ago. I figured that one was just a fluke that it turned out so well and I wasn't sure I could successfully duplicate it. Two days ago I just dove right in and started it and I was able to finish it yesterday. This type of portrait is difficult because you have to concentrate so hard on your values. This work really pushed my abilities and I'm glad I did it because it gave me more confidence.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Triptych of cows

This is a tiny triptych of some English cows on a canal. It is only 4 inches tall and 12 inches wide. I doubt I'll ever do another one so small again because there are so few details and it was tedious work.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

On the easel right now!

I had three tiny canvases so I decided a while ago that I would put them together to make a tryptich! This is challenging to paint so small and get in any details! Oh well, it may not be ready for the Open Studio Tour but that is what I'm aiming for as a deadline.
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Friday, November 11, 2011

Carolina Marshes

I am finally finished and pleased with this painting. I had some things to fix after our critique in the studio. A couple friends went to a Rusty Jones workshop and had some tips to help me as well as some very good advice. Thanks girls and Mark for all the love and patience. As we say in the studio,"It takes a village."
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Still on the easel but almost finished!

I know this is taking forever but it is taking me forever to get it JUST the way I want it!! I think it will be a winner when I do complete it.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Carolina Shores- still on the easel

Put some deep shadows in today while I was at the studio. It is beginning to take shape. I have got to work on the foreground tomorrow and the dock because they are driving me crazy! This canvas is a lot larger than I usually paint on and it is taking a lot of time to make this look like I want it to look. There is still so much to do on it that I probably shouldn't post it daily but I like seeing how it evolves.
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