Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Studying Portriats

I am very interested in learning how to do portraits. Not just figurative work but in capturing a person's likeness. This is step one toward that goal. Right now, I am just happy that she looks like a human! This is mostly painted with transparent oxide red with just a splash of color thrown in just because. I will be doing quite a few monochrome paintings as I get my footing.
So, be nice. "A thousand mile journey begins with a single step"!
9x12, original, oil study
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Monday, June 21, 2010

Texas Paint Slingers

Here we are, the newly formed group, the Texas Paint Slingers! Today we painted at the Heron's Nest Herb Farm. Some very nice paintings were created today. None of which were mine! Oh, well! Tomorrow IS another day.
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Thursday, June 17, 2010


I apologize if you got this post earlier. I am having some problems with blogger. So, Take Two!
This is another painting from the Wimberely Lavender Farm. It is almost the same view as my previous post so I obviously find it a favorite perspective!
8"x10", original, oil on board
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Monday, June 14, 2010

Study: Wimberley Lavender Farm

The owners of the Wimberley Lavender Farm,, graciously allowed eleven of us to descend on them, paint brushes and palettes in hand! What a wonderful day! It was overcast and unseasonable cool, allowing us to paint much longer than we could have otherwise. The sun came out a little after noon and, by then, I had lost my momentum. I did come home with several hundred photos so there will be many more paintings where this one came from!
6x8, original (study), oil on board
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cippoline Onions

I found these cute little flat onions at Central Market. They are almost too cute to eat!
5x7, original, oil on board SOLD
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Monday, June 7, 2010

These Three

While doing yard work the other morning, I noticed that our apple tree was full of darling little apples. These three caught my eye and seemingly begged to be painted. So, here they are.... worm holes omitted!
5x7, original, oil on board SOLD
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The Green Apple

I really enjoyed painting this one. I've had the copper coffee pot for quite some time and finally found a combination that I felt would work. I suppose an artist always sees more that could be done but we must learn when to stop. That is the case here. It is already tighter than I would like and working on it any further would make it even more so. Having said that, here is The Green Apple.
11x14, original oil, linen on board
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