Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"Are They Biting"

8 x 10
oil on canvas board

Another of Karin Jurick's DSFDF challenge. Started this one with a golden toned canvas and added the fishing theme to her original photo. Wish greens weren't such a menace to capture with a camera.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

"Spring Fields"

9 x 12
oil on masonite

Another demo from Elizabeth Tolley's book on Landscapes. These are great lessons for working on values, also color formulas. So much to learn!

Monday, July 13, 2009

"Early Morning"

9 x 12
oil on masonite

I have been reading Elizabeth Tolley's book on Landscapes, and this is painted from one of her demonstrations. Am looking into a fall workshop on plein air landscape painting, all very foreign to me, so thought I'd read up on the process.

Monday, July 6, 2009

"Cool in the Shade"

9 x 12
oil on masonite

My granddaughter and I went out for a walk and she ran home the last block, and when I caught up with her, she was "resting in the shade". When I saw her sitting there I couldn't help but think how fast they grow up.

Here is a painting of her that I did about eight years ago right after she learned to ride a tricycle.

Reminds me of an older friend who use to tell her daughter to "stop it", and when the daughter asked, "What did I do?", the mother told her to stop growing up so fast...I think it's time to tell my granddaughter to "stop it"!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


8 x 10
oil on gessoed masonite

This is Karin Jurick's current DSFDF challenge, what seems to be a lifeguard on Lake Michigan off the Chicago shoreline. The plan was to paint this in the soft hazy grays of the photograph, but somehow the stronger bolder colors jumped onto the canvas!