Monday, August 31, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Yellow Cottage

8x10, oil on canvas panel

Most neighborhoods boast a least one yellow house. I found this yellow cottage on my morning walk. It had many more flowers and other plants, but I don't like paintings that are too "sweet" and picturesque.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New England Barn

8x10, oil on canvas panel
Several years ago I was invited to visit a friend in Lovell, Maine. It was lovely, so cool, while here in North Carolina it was hot and muggy. If I were a rich girl, I would certainly have a summer place in New England. I made many sketches and took plenty of photos (although I wish I had taken more), and I'm still using them for reference material. This barn and house was quite close to my friend's house.
I have been "under the weather", but am up and running again, so please check back regularly.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Leaning Porch

8x10, oil on canvas panel
Although in real life we prefer our houses to be squared up, there is nothing like a disheveled building for an intriguing painting.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pond Reflections

8x10. oil on canvas panel
The family reunion was a wonderful adventure, and I managed to paint 3 paintings while I was there. All the children also painted, ranging in age from 5 to 19, as well as my sister and brother-in-law. The children were so confident and set right to it! They painted on canvas panels with my brushes and water soluble oils. My sister commented that it just shows that children should be exposed to painting while they are young and unafraid. Adults generally do not like to try things that they fear will not turn out well.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Beautiful Shadows (sold)

8x10, oil on canvas panel

I'll be busy with a family reunion for the rest of the week. See you next Monday.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Geometrics on the Farm

8x10, oil on canvas panel

All paintings have a basis in geometric forms, but this scene struck me because those forms were so obvious. The rectangle of the little building, the almost square of the second building, and the sphere/cylinder of the propane tank--I love these shapes!

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