Thursday, December 23, 2010
Instead of painting the last few days, I have been working on these collages for my 6 year old twin granddaughters, Sophie and Elizabeth (aka Little Miss Sunshine and Sweet Pea). I got them finished just in time to take with us to Dallas where we will spend Christmas with the little cuties. Actually I fear they would rather have a stuffed animal, but these are something I have wanted to do for a while. Jack is after me to get packed up and on the road at this moment but I wanted to post them before we left. Merry Christmas.
Monday, December 13, 2010
I pass this scene every day on my way into Fredericksburg from our place. The trees on the left change with the seasons. They are bare now, but go through so many colors from spring to fall. I like to paint them often. I wish I could take my portable easel out to try then en plein air, but I would have to either stand on the road or in some tall grasses. And who knows what might be in the tall grasses!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
A month ago I took a workshop from Ian Roberts. This is one I started en plein air and then embellished back in my studio. The fall colors were really just starting. I wish I could go back and paint it again today because the colors would be much different.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
About two years ago we were passing through Sandwich, Massachusetts on our way to The Cape and I happened to see this as we were whizzing by. I made Jack turn around and go back so I could take a photo of it. The sun was really hitting the front of the barn. I just got around to painting it.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
This group of trees was budding out this spring when I painted this. I still don't know what kind of trees they are. But I thought the bare branches were very interesting. I continue to struggle with getting good photos of my paintings. I cannot get rid of the grainy look.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Yet another bluebonnet painting! They were everywhere this past spring. Actually, I am not particularly fond of most traditional bluebonnet paintings because I think many of them tend to get too "dotty" with lots and lots of blue and white dots. So maybe this doesn't even look like bluebonnets. But it is the way I saw it without my glasses!
Monday, October 4, 2010
I posted this painting (or a version of it) last week. When I looked it on the blogsite, it bore little resemblance to the actual work. I so took it down and tried photographing it in many different places and lights. I hope this looks better than the last attempt. I did make a few changes to it also. It is from a photograph I took several weeks ago when we were on a canal cruise in Copenhagen.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
I painted this several months ago but just got it photographed. Actually, I have tried to photograph it many times, but I haven't been pleased with the outcomes. I still do not have the process perfected and would welcome any hints you might have.