Saturday, January 18, 2014

Warm Colors

                                                                      oil on canvas panel
                                                                        Daily Paintworks

This painting is Day 18 of the 30 Days, 30 Paintings Challenge led by Leslie Saeta.

I began this painting on Tuesday, my regular day to paint with the Plein Air Buds--we usually paint
outside, hence the name plein air.  But it was cold and we are wussies!  One of our members set up
three wonderful still lifes for us in the nice, warm Matthews studio.

I was not too pleased with my painting at the end of the session, so I worked on it at home.  Also, you might like to know that the "green" apple is actually green.  I just could not get the color for it adjusted.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Waiter, Lost in Thought

oil on canvas panel
Daily Paintworks
Day 14, 30 Days, 30 Paintings Challenge
 This is the waiter from the CanCan Restaurant--see yesterday's post for a larger painting of the restaurant.  I wanted to remove him from his surroundings to present a slightly more abstract concept.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

An Evening at CanCan Restaurant, Richmond, Va.

oil on canvas panel
This is day 14 or the 30 Days, 30 Paintings Challenge, and I have missed a couple of days.  I do have paintings for those days, but not good photos.  I shall try to get that problem solved.
The CanCan is a wonderful French restaurant.  I was taken there by a painting friend from Richmond and have no idea exactly where we were.  Had a fabulous meal and glass of wine with stellar service.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sunlit Aspens, Jackson Hole

oil on canvas panel
This is Day 9 of the 30 Days, 30 Paintings Challenge, and we are still in Jackson Hole.  That trip was so inspiring and gave me  many photos to use.    And of course, If a painter goes to Jackson Hole, it's imperative that one paint aspens--they are so beautiful!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole

oil on stretched canvas
Daily Paintworks
This is Day 8 of the 30 Days, 30 Paintings Challenge, and I am having a blast doing this!
My resource for this painting is a photo taken when I was in Jackson Hold this Fall.
My studio is a glassed in sun porch without heat. The greenhouse effect and a space heater always makes it quite comfy in the winter, but not with the polar vortex cold wave, I moved my easel and paints into the kitchen and it's really cozy. Now I can paint and make vegetable soup at the same time.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Taking a Break on the Porch (sold)


oil on canvas board


This is my painting for Day 7 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.  This cat, named Target because of his markings, has a sweet personality and loves to be petted.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Rolling, Richmond, Virginia


oil on canvas panel

As my Mother would say, I am a day late and a dollar short--actually I'm 5 days late in joining Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

Leslie is a painter (mostly with a palette knife), a workshop giver, an interviewer and giver of podcasts for artists, and a former marketing agent.  Every so often she throws out a challenge to make all us painters work harder and we love her for it!

Anyway this is my starting date.  I did consider doing a series of one subject, but decided just to paint.  It will probably be mostly landscapes.

I will also post them on Facebook each day.  If you are not friends with me, please look up my site at Connie Gatlin Snipes.  I would like to be your friend!
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