Friday, October 30, 2009

Tall Grass


8x10, oil on canvas panel
The reference material for this painting was a sketch and photo from a zoo many years ago. Since I wasn't sure about the bird (crane, I think) I slacked off and used the grass for the title.
It was a hard photograph to take since the bird was so light and the grass so dark. In order to show the bird's form, I had to make the grass darker.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuscan Courtyard


8x10, oil on canvas panel
To Bid on Ebay:
Twelve years ago I spent a summer in Italy. This was painted from a slide I took of a little courtyard at the end of an extremely narrow street. I can't remember the town, but think it may have been Sienna.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Corner at the Plant Nursery


8x10, oil on canvas panel
I painted this en plein air a few weeks ago at a nursery on Monroe Road here in Charlotte. It seemed a little "busy" to me, so I never posted it. I got it out yesterday and reworked it, and am now quite happy with it. I find I always learn by reworking a painting.
Would you be interested in a painting trip to Tuscany? I'll write more later about a planned trip in June, organized by Jean Cauthen.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Vines on the Building, Macon, Mississippi




8x10, oil on canvas panel

I had several emails asking if I had dropped off the earth. I did so miss painting and posting, but I did have a delightful trip and some delightful company.
I have painted this old antique store more than once, just from different viewpoints. The first time I painted it I was on site, and many people stopped to see what I was doing, than came back to see the finished product. I love painting outdoors and having a chance to let people see me painting.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Girl with Bell Pull (sold)

8x10, oil on stretched canvas
This painting was done several years ago as a class assignment. I don't paint many abstractions, but I always enjoy it when I do.
I'll be out of town for a few days. I'm taking my paints, but I'm not sure I'll be able to post. Connie
 
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