Thursday, January 28, 2016

Living the Kittycat Dream

"Living the Kittycat Dream" • 8" x 8" • original acrylic on wrap around canvas, painting continues on sides, ready to hang
Here is my latest kitty painting. What would the world be like without kitties?

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Riverbank Hues Workshop with Melissa Gannon

Saturday while it rained off and on we were painting! We used different texturing techniques, many brilliant colors and in the afternoon put it all together to make very creative art! Below are the results of this workshop. Great painting everyone!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Out for a walk?

Walking is one of my favorite activities to do. I live near parks and rivers with lots of trees, water and grass. Everything is like a constantly changing tapestry—moving clouds, changing light and shadows, different smells, breezes coming from different directions. Out walking after a day of heavy rain the sky began to clear just near the horizon. I saw a watery blue, then peach then the gradating gray of the clouds. I kept looking at this area in the sky and tried to memorize it to paint later. The next morning I painted my impressions and here they are! (rainydaysky2016)
Nature is full of color combinations, value patterns, and shapes that I know that I might not necessarily combine.

Next time you are out walking look around you and try to memorize just one color combination or value pattern and paint it from memory in your sketchbook.
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Happy Painting!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Tuxedo Kitty Concentration

This is my latest kitty piece. I was really trying to alternate warm and cool colors to add interest. I used a color that I really like, Minnesota Pipestone from Daniel Smith. When white is added to this it makes a beautiful kind of rose color.
"Tuxedo Kitty Concentration" • Original acrylic on 3/4" wrap around canvas, painting continues on sides • 8" x 8"
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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Waltz of Autumn

I started this piece before Christmas and with all that was going on, I just got back to it and finished it today. I'm really pleased with the trees and the reflection in the water.
"Waltz of Autumn" • Original acrylic on 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas • ready to hang • 16" x 20"
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Dancing Trees at the Water's Edge

I started this piece a while ago. I began with watercolor and then added acrylic inks and textured with saran wrap and squirted with water. After it dried I did some masking. Then I started bringing out what I saw in the piece. I put some iridescent paint in the water and finished with acrylic ink. It has a really woodsy feel to it.
"Dancing Trees at the Water's Edge" • Original mixed watermedia on 300# 100% cotton paper • 22" x 30" 
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Monday, January 4, 2016

Among the Oak Leaves

Happy New Year!!!!!
I've lately had oak leaves dancing in my head, so much so, that I collected a handful last time I went shopping! There just happened to be an oak tree in the parking lot. Then I needed something to add to my oak leaves. I've been working on various chickadee pictures and decided that a chickadee would be perfect. So here it is! All in watercolor!
"Among the Oak Leaves" • Original watercolor on Arches 140# cold press paper • 7" x 5"
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