Friday, February 27, 2015

9. Wings on a Sunset

6x6, oil on canvas board

I was reading an article about an artist whose work that I admire, Shelby Keefe, and she said that she often listens to music and sets a really short amount if time (20 minutes) to work on a painting. She does this as a performance (if front of an audience!)! I liked the idea about the music and the short time, so I thought that I would try it. So I turned on some fun music, (loud) and looked at the clock. I guess that I should have set a timer, because when I remembered to look at the clock again, forty minutes had gone by. And of course, I wasn't finished.....

Thursday, February 26, 2015

8. Sunset through the Trees

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I worked on this painting over several sessions - trying to capture the sense of light as the sun sets and the tree branches glimmer.

9x12  oil on canvas board

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

7. Gold over Central Park

8x10 Oil on Panel

While this looks like it was painted with a limited palette - it was painted with my standard palette:  white, lemon  yellow, yellow ochre, napthol red, ultramarine blue and burnt umber.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

6. Dancing

8x10, oil on canvas board

I painted this over another painting (after I sanded down the panel) sometimes that provides amazing little "happy accidents" of color peeking through.  This was fun to paint!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

5. Loosely Pink

6"x6" Oil on Panel

I rarely paint this small, but I find that when I do, I tend to allow myself to be more experimental.  I started a different painting on this panel, then wiped it down and painted this.  It is based on memories of Maine in the summer - those amazing sunsets!  

I re-painted this one:  see "Pink Sky"  blog post 11.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

4. Standing Tall


8"x10", oil on canvas panel

This is painted from a photo reference from the Eastern Shore of Maryland - the land is flat there and the horizons are very far away.  I was playing with the lost edges of the tree and all of the found color in the darkness of the tree.

Friday, February 20, 2015

3. Farm Road

8"x10", oil on panel

Even though this is a relatively small painting, I worked on it over the course of two days.  I am happy with the results -  thicker paint on this one!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

2. Tipped with Gold

 oil on canvas board , 9x12

This is my second blog post (in only two days!)  So I am pretty proud of myself...I see the blog as a work in my paintings!

This is a landscape based on a photo - it is too cold for me to paint outside.  It is 15 degrees right now!

Anyway, I was working on putting down a lot of paint with this one, really pushing it around, building up the light.

Update:  I re-painted a large portion of  this painting! See "Gold Around the Bend"  blog posting 10.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

1. "Impression at Noon"

8"x 10", oil on canvas panel

I repainted the bottom portion of this painting.  My eye kept stopping at the foreground, which was not my intention!  By darkening the foreground, the eye moves quickly into the colorful light.

This is my first post on my new blog!  One of my New Years resolutions was to start a blog - and here I am at Valentines Day, finally following though with my intention.  I am trying to paint every day, and hope to post all of my paintings here!

This is fresh off of my easel - an attempt the combat the grayness of the day outside!