Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Crappie Fishing

8 x 10 oil on gessobord SOLD

This is a scene I see almost everyday where I live.  About the only thing I enjoy about walking is passing by all the people who come out to the Reservoir to fish.   Crappie (pronounced krop-pi) fishing is very popular on the reservoir and is considered to be a good tasting food fish.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Something to Crow About

8 x 12 oil on linen panel

I suppose he is crowing about his recent weight loss.  This rooster is rather skinny by rooster standards, to me.   I found him in a magazine and thought the photo would adapt well to this vertical piece of linen that I had.   Funny how you can really see your errors once you post your paintings - they just jump out at you!  I might have to fine tune him a bit.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Big Sis, Little Sis

 8 x 8 oil on stretched canvas - SOLD

The shadows on this one are what attracted me to it.   When I painted it originally, there was a mother in the painting with the little sis but I decided she did not add to the picture; her position was awkward looking so I painted her out into the concrete!  Oh well, artistic license.  

Friday, October 12, 2012

Marietta Creek

6 x 6 oil on hardboard

When we were in Marietta recently, I took this reference photo of a creek near my granddaughter's school.  It was a peaceful looking setting and I thought I would again attempt a landscape (although on a very small scale).  The morning sun washed out the right side of the painting when I photographed; and I had put up my camera by the time I discovered it.  I might go for a better copy later.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fat and Happy II

6 x 6 oil on gessobord - SOLD

This is a "remake" of an earlier painting for a customer's husband.   The earlier one had sold and she wanted hers to look just like the original.  I tried hard but I'm sure there are  differences in the two as no two are ever identical.   I loved painting this bird both times; the colors and contrasts appeal to me.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sisterly Love

8 x 8 oil on hardboard

The body language here says it all.  I wanted to paint this just as a gestural study because I loved the pose so much - one twin giving a reassuring peck on the cheek to the other before heading to school.   These are my great nieces (sp?) and they are 2 1/2.   I wasn't interested in a likeness so much as I was the posturing of the two.