Thursday, December 31, 2015

What's going on?

I'm beginning a new series tomorrow.  Check back tomorrow to see what's going on. I am also on Facebook and would like to be friends.  Connie Gatlin Snipes is how I am listed.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Across the Tracks

Across the Tracks
oil on canvas panel, gamvar varnish

A deserted small town train depot is always a scene that begs to be painted.Add in a water tower for a vertical accent and the composition is complete. Painted from a photo I took on a trip through southeastern states, especially small towns.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Two Smalls

Aspens and Mountains
oil on canvas panel, gamvar varnish

This is a studio painting from a photo I took on a
painting trip to Jackson Hole.

Accumulations, Hunter Farm, Charlotte, NC
oil on canvas panel, gamvar varnish

I belong to a group called the Plein Air Buds.  We meet at a different location
each Tuesday morning to paint.  Painting can be such an isolated
activity--so having friends to paint with and then go to
lunch and talk about art is the BEST!

I named it Accumalations because of the yard filled with, guess what?  Accumulations!
I may or may not have painted everything in the yard.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Angel painting

Watching Over
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       This painting began as a figure painting that I never got around to finishing. When I got it out again, she seemed to want to become as angel so I gave her some wings. After that I was a bit stumped so looked for an angel photo similar to my painting. You may notice that the wings do not match--that's the way the stone angel looked and I painted it that way since I liked that. 20x17

Monday, November 16, 2015

New Paintings

     These 8x10 were all painted last week-my effort to get my Daily Paintworks site going again and
an effort to start posting more on my blog.  It seems that blogs are not quite important as they once were.  I do post on Facebook, but hesitate to let my blog go completely.  If you are reading this and are not friends with me on Facebook, I would love to be your Facebook friend.  Just look me up
at Connie Gatlin Snipes.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Paint Out at Southport, North Carolina

     Southport is the most charming little coastal town--just full of wonderful places to paint everywhere I looked.  Four of my Plein Air Buds and I went this past weekend to get our toes
wet in the water of a real paint out.  I painted 3 paintings on Saturday between 8 and 2 (yes, I
was surprised I could do that many!) and sold two at the afternoon sale.  It was great fun, stressful
when windy, and we all agreed we learned a lot of things to do for our next paint out.

The table for the Charlotte Five, as we called ourselves, at the sale.

These two were sold.

Showing sold one in frame.  Pardon poor format, but the photo was taken while painting
was on the table.  The corner pads were left on to protect the frame.

This is the one I brought home.  It is for sale on Daily Paintworks, frame and all!

Dinner at the Fishy Fish Restaurant

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Another landscape

The Little Pond, Pearson Farm
oil on canvas panel
Daily Paintworks
Another landscape--I'm on a roll! I have painted this little pond several times.  It is just in the perfect place as relation to light.  There're always a good reflection no matter what time of day and usually a nice glow on the tree.
I plan to paint landscapes for a week or two and then switch to a new series.  Hope you will come back, or better yet, follow me.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Painting Landscapes

Afternoon Pasture

Well, that's a pretty small photo.  I did click on large but I
suppose the camera ignored me.

About painting landscapes--I do love to paint landscapes, expecially
ones with water of some sort.  I also read one time that landscapes
are the most popular sellers.  I'm not sure I entirely aggree with
that.  I think the best selling paintings are the
best paintings regardless of the genre.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Painting in the country, plein air

Hay Bales in the Field
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This was painted roadside and en plein air.  It was a lovely day and I enjoyed every minute of it.
The air was fragrant and the temperature was neither cold nor hot.  I am a terrible wuss about
painting in uncomfortable weather.  I do admire those plein air painters who walk 5 miles up a mountain, with all their painting gear, to find that perfect place regardless of the elements.  Not me!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Small and Collectable

Serenity at the Lake
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I have been reading Carol Marine's book which tells, among other things,
her life as a painting a day artist.  She suggests that people like to
collect small painting and display them in a group which would
take the same space as a large painting.
The great thing about the collecting is that most painting are under 150.00
and can be collected over time rather than a big cash outlay
at one time.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Painting Figures is Hard

Skater Dude

I was recently reminded that I have not posted on my
blog since April.  (You know who you are, Kathy!)
It's not that I have not been painting.  I paint everyday, but for
some unknown reason I grew weary of the blog and
just ignored it.  Anyway, I am back again and
totally resolve to do better.
 Skater Dude shows up much too blue on my screen.  I only
hope that it looks more balanced on yours.
It was a fun painting-painted from a photograph of
some young men on their boards having a blast.   I have
several more I can work from and intend to do a
Painting figures is the hardest, in my opinion.  If you make a barn a little
too long or high, no one knows.  If you make an arm too long
or a head too big for a body, it sticks out like a sore
thumb.  (That expression courtesy of my mother.)
Just the smallest wrong proportion mistake
and it will be spotted immediately.
So...I try to work on a figure at least once a week
so that I'll get better, plus I love to paint people.
Hope you'll come back to look at my blog now that
I have reformed .

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