Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Spring Faces

Spring Faces 6 x 8 oil on panel
These smiling faces make me smile each time I look at the pots of them around the yard and in the window boxes. They are tiny buy resilient to all the hardships of Spring weather.
These were painted using several photos on my I-pad and shifting between them. What fun technology can be when it helps us reach a create out work with less hassle
This painting was done with a transparent underpainting, much of which shows through in the final piece. The texture varies from thin and sheer to thick and opaque.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wildflower tie Up

Wildflower Tie-Up  oil on panel 5 x 7 in.
The ice is off of the lakes finally, 2nd latest date in recorded history and I am seeing wildflowers at last.
This is a dream scene for me, I love Queen Anne's Lace, my favorite wildflower and a boat ready to be taken out on a quiet pond, sun shining and warm. Dream with me from your chair and plan a quiet afternoon in a boat on the water wherever you are .

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Crumpet, 3 views. dog portrait,

Crumpet, three views, 8x10 oil on canvas panel

These were a birthday gift for my sister this past week. How much fun these were to paint. How could you not love that face? I love doing dog portraits especially since we do not at this time have a dog, I can vicariously enjoy them.