Thursday, June 26, 2008

Brass & Plums

11" x 14"
Oil on Board

I took another picture of this one......the image is must better, but somehow I lose my comment.....but I think I may have a better place for shooting the paintings....

Red & Green Apples

6 x 6 oil on Gesso Board
I did this one a couple of days ago.....I like the way the red and orange looks on the apple....I'm still having trouble getting a place outside to shoot the paintings......

Fresh Beets II

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6 x 6 oil on Gesso Board
Of course I had to do these guys again......just love the way they look when they are wet, but as they dry, they get a dull frosted look.....think I may have to do them again tomorrow.

Fresh Beets I

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6 x 6 oil on Gesso Boar
Started this one in Tuesday Morning class with Donna Noice.........I had to do a couple of wipe outs before I got a composition I liked......dud! that's what thumbnails are for!!!! I know that!!! I still have trouble with the "red" family.......that's why I need more practice.

Blue Tea Container

6" x 6" Oil on Gesso Board
This was a challenge to get the shape of the vase correct....... it's still isn't quite right.....Oh, my!

Roma Tomatoes

6" x 6" Oil on Gesso Board
Well, I have my verizon up and's almost as good as Florida.
These were placed on a shiney surface, but I didn't quite get the reflections I wanted. I can't believe how rusty I feel after not painting for in oils for about 3 weeks. Daily Painting is more important than ever!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Happy Days Ahead

We talked to Verizon Wireless today...they have a new card. Ours is in the mail on Monday....Yea! Yea! Have been painting, so I will have a few new ones to's a struggle to get back in the "groove"............still don't have the studio back in shape.....but I'm doing a little each I've had to "do lunch" with a few friends........

Friday, June 20, 2008

Beckey's Painting

11" x 14" Watercolor on Paper
This was a demo during my Durham workshop. Beckey was having trouble with skin tone, so I started to show her a few things.......well, one thing let to another.

I've been working on posting to this blogs since 5:30 am......2 hours later I'm still having a problem with verizon. Living in the woods is wonderful, but it's bad for wireless. I will try to get a better service connection over the weekend.........

Deb's Demo

Debra Dawson is a wonderful Plein Aire Painter........she did the demo at the Collage Meeting on Wednesday, June 18th.......Thanks Deb!

Thursday, June 19, 2008


We made it back to Ohio!!! This is my great grand daughter with her mother taking her first swim. She is such a cutie........we had great fun. The workshop in Durham was great, what a great bunch of students......I will post a couple of pic's of the little boy portrait I did as a demo piece later today. I forgot how slow my internet is here! I'm still trying to get all my paint stuff out of the unpack clothes, etc. I also attended the "Collage" meeting and took pic's of Debra Dawson "demo" painting in plein aire. I will post a couple of the was like magic watching her paint, I still have a hard time seeing the "great outdoor" and breaking it down into a painting!