Thursday, September 15, 2011

Afternoon Snooze

10 x 10 oil on canvas panel

This painting was done last fall in preparation of a show.  I can't seem to find time to paint much right now.   I painted this on top of another painting I wasn't pleased with.  I seem to do that a lot.  I like all the paint build-up and colors under the surface and it is actually easier than painting on a stark white canvas.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bird Study

 12 x 12 oil on stretched canvas

Lately I haven't been able to paint much.  We have been busy planning a wedding with all the endless details that involves.    I was attracted to the color in this particular bird (can't remember what kind it is though) and wanted to paint with a loose touch without adding too many details.  That is difficult on birds since I'm tempted to paint in every feather I see.  

Thursday, September 8, 2011

What's Up?

12 x 16 oil on stretched canvas

This painting is actually one that I did last fall for a show.  I have been busy and distracted this week with other things and haven't had much time to paint.  I spent one day re-painting "Neely's Shoes".  Someone wanted it and I couldn't bear to part with the first one so I re-painted it.   I do that sometimes when I want to keep one for myself.  I will probably tinker with this one also when we get back from Atlanta -- off to see the grands for Grandparents Day at our granddaughter's school.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Whatcha See?

 10 x 20 oil on stretched canvas

This is a site I see every day of my life since moving to the Reservoir.  Some people consider them nuisances however I think they are beautiful!  Many years ago I made papier mache sculptures of them because I have always loved their form.   They have a graceful look to them.