Monday, November 16, 2015
I always am attraced to wild vines, there is a grace and flow to them that is like a dance. These happen to be wild grape vines which are not only beautiful to paint but the grapes make fabulous jelly. This is also done with palette knife work. predominanting.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
This began as a plein air painting in Carlos State Park very near where we live. However, when I got it into the studio the colors were too bright so reworked it in more subtle colors and am pleased with how it depicts the area as I remembered it.
Monday, October 5, 2015
This is a plein air painting done in two sessions, same time of day a couple of days apart. There is a small damn on this pond and river, fish are swimming and can be seen clearly in the clear wateo enjoy in the filtered sunlight with a mellow breeze every now and then.
I have been having fun changing it up a bit. This is all done with a palette knife. A thinned out layout of color is put down with a size 6 brush, fairly large for a small canvas, no detail and leaves only a wash of color in the main areas. Then I use a palette knife to build the painting. The knife keeps the paint colors cleaner than when I use a brush which can have a tendency to mix the colors as they meet and layer.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
All my years of living in farm country has left me with a love of fields in all seasons of the year. This field is not far from our home and fairly glowed in the sunlight.This straw will be used for bedding for animals as well as many other uses and not only on the farm.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
What fun to do these reeds with their distinct reflections following the movement of the water. This is almost an abstract and the style a lot different than you usually see me do.I have been challenging myself doing some paintings that are different for me... Enjoy
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
After a long winter of snow, grey and cold these Spring colors are more than welcome and just couldn't help painting these happy colors. For a little spark I added magenta,.....look for the touches of it especially toward the right.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Now you know that not all chicks are yellow, some come in this variety of colors making them a challenge to paint but an awful lot of fun at the same time. The backgrounds on these are identical even tho though show up slightly different.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Just Grazin oil on canvas 10 x 10
These calves, now teenagers spent their days munching grass in a pasture I passed every day in the summer. I had a difficult time getting a photo, either raining,or they were in the trees or some other conflict. I finally capture photos one early afternoon and had enough reference material for the light and mood to be able to do this painting.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Thanks to my Friend Lynne who found this beauty in the woods, I had reference for a painting. I must tell you, I am not a car person, collector or lover of things with wheels but for some reason this one stole my heart. It seems nature has surrounded her with a blanket of snow and a few golden grasses for decor. Perhaps it is its most beautiful in this blanket of white rather than abandoned in a junk yard to be crushed. What do you think?
Thursday, April 2, 2015
This painting trys to convey that not only old buildings are abandoned but the homes of birds who have also made their home here. This lonely feeling of things LONG GONE has always intriqued me. I wonder who lived here and why did they leave ? These things that are abandoned and left to fall to ruin leave more questions than answers.......what do you think?
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Having raised cattle, this is so so true. They have no malicious intent when breaking down the fence, they just think the grass on the other side is lookin soooooo much better, so they go for it.
I enjoyed painting the tree and grasses, very impressionistic and natural looking.