Friday, October 12, 2012

Last Painting Until February!

                               "Above and Beyond" 30x48

It's time to put away the paint brushes and start thinking "clay". We leave tomorrow for Arizona, where I spend a lot of time in the fantastic clay studio 5 minutes drive from our house. It's kind of refreshing to switch art forms for a portion of each year. I always feel a tinge of regret at leaving the one and excitement in anticipating the other.

Awhile ago, I painted a restaurant scene from a high perspective- not quite as high as this one. There's something that thrills me about the unusual viewpoint; it's challenging to paint and it takes the scene out of the realm of the ordinary.

I plan to check in to Daily Paintworks and my fellow Bloggers to see what's happening during my hiatus.

Monday, October 8, 2012



This is the style I wish I could attain in all my paintings. I like the way the light shapes move through the darkness and I'm happy with the loose rendering. The paint itself is thick and thin- lots of variety. Why can't I do it every time?????

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Deep in Thought

                                                      7x5; SOLD

The Daily Paintworks Challenge this week is to paint an "emotion" . This is a bit of a cop-out, since the emotion suggested is pretty much up to the viewer. If a boy is alone and quiet, is he deep in thought? Sad? Bored? Angry? The viewer must decide.