Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"Veggie Stew"

9 x 12
oil on masonite

This painting is from a reference photo on Susan Carlin's blog. Susan is a San Antonio artist and offers lots of wonderful painting advice, including on-line painting sessions. For the next couple of weeks you can follow her travels to Ireland where she will attend a painting workshop. I looked at where she is staying...I want to go!!!

If you are interested in this painting challenge, you can access the photo on Susan's blog where she will post other artist's interpretation. I found the cabbage a very hard color to mix and ended up digging into some old tubes of paint and came across a Cobalt Violet Light which helped. Through lots of trial and error and numerous "wipe offs", I finally settled on the above color, but because of that, I'll never look at a red cabbage the same way again!

Unfortunately caught a glare on the is really hard to capture without it.

Friday, June 12, 2009

"Pink Hat"

8 x 10
oil on canvas panel

Painted this from a photograph that my husband took on a recent trip to South Texas and to South Padre Island. The original photo is on his blog, Jim Rogers Photography...check it out!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

"Veggie Plate"

9 x 12
oil on gessoed hardboard

Karin Jurick's current challenge for her DSFDF blog is this plate of freshly picked Georgia vegetables. There are always unlimited subjects to paint in the produce aisle!

Friday, June 5, 2009

"A Day at the Lake"

9 x 12
oil on masonite

The is the smaller "trial run" of the 30 x 40 canvas I painted for my son's office.  It's a view of the lake on the East Texas farm that they enjoyed for weekend retreats.