Thursday, April 30, 2009

Carol's Dune

4" x 4" Oil on Board
This was painted from a photograph of Carol's in our Wednesday afternoon class with the Pumfrey's.........We finally made it back to Ohio from Florida.......just had to take time to paint today! Since the weather is Ohio Gray!Yuk! Welcome back gift for the next 5 days!!!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Jude Pool Side

Jude getting a little breeze out by the pool. What a beautiful day.....

Little Miss Movie Star

Miss Haddie, age 1, but going on 15......her mimi purchased her the new sun glasses and she loved them, except she wanted to keep them on all day!!! She's a cutie!!! We had a fun day at the pool at our hotel, then Nana make fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy! WOW! Brittney's favorite dinner. The new baby is soooo handsome, he sure does eat a lot.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Class Projects

The above paintings were done by Wendy Thorn in the Wednesday Watercolor Class at the Beach Art Center. We spent the month of April learning Mark Polomchak watercolor techniques for doing landscapes and water. Mark is a wonderful teacher, he produced a video a couple of years ago and it really shows some wonderful techniques. As most of my students know I don't do very many landscapes. Wendy really worked hard on studying Marks techniques and of course you can see she was very successful. Next season I expect to see lots of landscape painting from the summer! It was a great season and I will miss all of you guys! Have a great summer! Keep me posted on your progress.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dunes IV

4x4 Oil on Board Of course, another Dune painting from Pass-a-Grill. I've sold two of them! Maybe I'll become a Dune Painter?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Jude Statsi

This is my new great grandson........my granddaughter Brittney had a wonderful Easter Day present.......Now this really makes me feel old....number 2!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Killarney Canada

4x4 Oil on Board Last summer for my birthday my friend Sheila, took me to her "cabin" in Canada. We had a week of painting and playing. I took so many pictures that I will be able to paint for a 100 years. I seem to have more success with the little landscape so I think I will continue working on these little guys for a while.

Sand Dunes 2

4x4 on Oil Canvas This is a nice little painting of the dunes in Pass a Grill, but I painted it on a canvas board and it has way too much texture......no more small painting on canvas.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Pass A Grill Dunes 4x4

4x4 Oil on Board After a couple of "wipe outs" on Wednesday in the Pumfrey's class.....I was bummed! Just couldn't do anything right....so yesterday at open studio I decided to paint small.....less time invested for a wipe out. Finished this little guy this morning.....I also used water mixable oils. They're a little stiff but once I added the medium, it went on pretty good.