Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Lunch Counter

                                      30x24 oil on canvas
This was a fun one to paint. I tried to concentrate on the abstract shapes, trusting that the total effect would look convincing. So often I think I'm abstracting, only to end up with more realism than I wanted.
This is the first year we will be spending Christmas here in Arizona, away from family. We do have plans with extended family here though- some of my husband's cousins. After Christmas we will have house guests for much of the time until we leave in mid January. I have been spending time at the fabulous clay studio here rather than painting, as anything I make there will need time to dry and then to fire and glaze and fire again. Painting may have to wait until I return to my studio in Seattle.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lucky Duck

                                  6x6 Bid on this Painting

This is the DPW Challenge of the week: Reflections on Water. I submitted the idea inspired by a photo I took in Bend, Oregon this fall when the yellow leaves were everywhere. This duck and his buddies were enjoying the beautiful autumn day on a golden pond.

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Daily News

                                             16x20 oil on canvas
This is another of the paintings derived from photos I took in Telluride. I usually take photos of people sneakily and discreetly, but this time I told the gentleman I was a painter and would he mind if I took his picture. I think I'll try that more often; it's probably more considerate and i bet most people wouldn't mind at all. BTW, has anybody received a message that their Google profile is not allowed to comment on various blogs? I used to get it occassionally, but now I get it whenever I try to comment on anybody's blog. I don't know how to fix that!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Red Wall

                                  24x24 oil on canvas
Thi painting is based on a photo I took in Telluride, Colorado this fall. I was taken by the way the red wall reflected pink on the man's shirt as he walked by.
I've been neglecting the daily paintings in favor of working on some larger ones. More to follow. I do hope to return to the dailies, though- such great exercise!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Havin' A Look

                                   16x20 oil on canvas Bid on this painting
This is the last (for the moment) of my car show paintings. I am still interested in doing more of them; just have to find the right venue for showing and selling. In the meantime, I thought I'd try offering this one on the DPW auction site. I haven't had enough time to paint lately and I'm getting really itchy. Hope I can grab some hours tomorrow and over the weekend.