Thursday, April 28, 2011

"Can You Hear Me Now"

8 x 8
oil on gessoed hardboard

The Daily Paintworks challenge this week is a photo of a windy day in New York City taken by Linda Popple. Carol Marine, who started this weekly challenge, sent out a call for ideas and Linda provided this photo. Such a typical scene these days as we all try to stay connected. Check the link for all the different interpretations!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"Rainy Day in Rome"

11 x 14
oil on stretched canvas

A couple of years ago on vacation my husband and I stopped at this cafe in Rome and enjoyed lunch under the umbrellas on the left, unaffected by the afternoon showers. The rain stopped just as we finished eating and when we left the cafe I turned around to take the above photograph. Great memories!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter!

Monday, April 11, 2011

"Caged In"

8 x 10
oil on stretched canvas

Carol Marine of The Daily Paintworks has a "chicken challenge" for this week, which gave me the chance to paint these guys that I photographed about a year ago in Monteagle, Tennessee. We stopped by a local flea market and there was everything from toys, farm equipment, typical garage sale items, locally produced honey, horses and lots of smaller animals in cages. We are going back this year and hope to be there again on market day!

Friday, April 8, 2011

"Colorado in October"

11 x 14
oil on stretched canvas

It's just the first part of April and already 90 degrees and humid, makes me wish for this cool October day in Colorado. Painted from a photograph taken near Pagosa Springs.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

"Down The Road"

6 x 6
oil on panel

The Daily Paintworks has another challenge this week by Carol Marine, this one of a winding road in the German countryside. She provided this photo with lots of color and late afternoon light and shadows.  A nice way to have a quick trip to Germany!