Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Tall Grasses"

8 x 10
oil on Ampersand hardboard

A plein air painted in my neighborhood.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Sanders Cove"

9 x 12
oil on gessoed hardboard

Sanders Cove was a beautiful little inlet at Lake Davy Crocket just north of Paris, Texas.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Fenced In"

8 x 10
oil on gessoed hardboard

One of the problems most artists have is knowing when to just stop, and realizing that a painting is finished. Some of us tend to keep "messing" with it and end up overworking the detail. Didn't have that problem with this one. A cold front started moving in about mid way through this and the wind kept getting stronger and stronger, when one last gust blew easel and everything over. Okay, painting is finished at that point! 
Thanks to my thoughtful husband for suggesting a weekend trip to East Texas for some plein air painting for me and some photography for him. This was painted just north of Paris, Texas.

Monday, February 14, 2011

"Valentine Rose"

8 x 10
oil on gessoed hardboard

Daily Paintworks has a new Valentine's Day challenge this week posted by Qiang Huang, a very gifted artist from the Austin, Texas area and an incredible master of painting roses. Be sure to check out the other dozens, and I do mean dozens, of posted rose paintings. Wishing you a very happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

"Country Path"

8 x 10
oil on gessoed hardboard

Still working on landscapes, it''s a long journey! 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


8 x 8
oil on hardboard
Carol Marine has started a new weekly challenge through Daily Paint Works. The object of the current challenge is to paint one subject in a ten minute time frame, and then repeat it multiple times. I had heard that this was one of Carol's exercises in her workshops but had never tried it myself. The idea is to simplify and to concentrate on shapes, color and values. What a great exercise! Be sure to click on the link above and check what other artists are submitting to the challenge. Do you have any idea how fast ten minutes can fly by?