Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Rest of the Man

18 x 24 oil on canvas panel

This is the full length of the Splash of Color of Challenge (actually it said "Splace" of Color Challenge but that didn't make sense to me so I changed it).   I see I need to work on the leg to the right.  You see flaws clearer when "posted" for some reason--that will be another day though!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Splash of Color Challenge - DPW

18 x 24 oil on canvas panel

This was done for the Daily Paintworks Challenge.  Actually this is just the top half of the painting.  I had been intending to paint this for some while and when the challenge came up to take a black and white photo and add color I decided to forge ahead.  I didn't put that much color in--I think I just substituted two new colors for the black and white and did more of a value study but it was a "challenge for me".

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Georgia Countryside

6 x 6 oil on canvas panel

This photo was taken somewhere along a back road in Georgia.  I think I was attracted to the shadows of the trees and the light at that particular time of day.  I am trying to do more landscapes to "stretch" a little.  I have just figured out that when you blow up these little 6 x 6 canvasses, they end up being larger than I painted.  Maybe that is why I start seeing so many "flaws" when I blow them up--akin to looking at something under a microscope I suppose!! :(

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sunset at Fairhope

6 x 6 oil on hardboard

We were in Fairhope, AL last weekend and the sky was beautiful at sunset.  This is my attempt at recreating God's beautiful handiwork.   The colors were spectacular as the sun set over the Mobile Bay!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Three Generations

9 x 12 oil on hardboard panel - NFS

This is my husband, son and grandchildren taking in the beautiful scenery at Atlanta's Botantical Gardens.  It was beautiful the day we were there and I was in line at the rear and snapped reference shot.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


6 x 6 oil on canvas panel

With the temperatures in the 20's, I have just stayed home and painted these little canvasses the last few days--can't stand cold weather!!!   

Monday, March 3, 2014

Don't Know Where

6 x 6 oil on canvas board

The title says it all!  I have no idea where this is...I can't even find my reference photo from when I began it (and it was just last week).  I just made it up as I went along.