Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Park



Another path. This scene captured my interest  as it was full of triangles. Please do notice how they morphed into other angular shapes. Honestly!
It was cold and so windy. I found a space next to my friend's van with some protection . The grasses were alive with the wind. So beautiful

11 x 14

oil

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lion Challenge



this week is to paint a lion. The moderator chose a very straightforward photo of a large and powerful lion. What a challenge. I painted and painted, then I scrapped it away and looked again. What remained after scrapping was much stronger that my original full of effort work. Just a few palette knife strokes and I left it alone. Tremendous learning experience.

8 x 8

oil

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Path Challenge



This week's Daily Paintworks Challenge is all about paths. Most people chose dirt or paved paths but what about the path water takes through a mountain pass? I have been studying this scene for a bit and found it a great subject for this challenge.

6 x 6

oil

SOLD

Monday, June 16, 2014

Hopper Street Barn



A very bright day,an old barn full of different tones, very few shadows.
High key. Fresh. Yes. 

 8 x 13

oil

Friday, June 13, 2014

Mountain Challenge


My challenge piece was painted on a very hot day when everything in the distance had lots of haze.
This small work is very abstract with one little building to bring in the human element.
It was  fun to try to capture the moment. I have to sit way back in my chair to get the proper color values. Good exercise?

5 x 7

oil

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Early Morning



Two weeks ago I met friends at the turning basin on the Petaluma River for a morning of painting. Once again, my little "adrift" boat was there but it was early so this
great reflection of a tree on the bank was prominent. I was taken by how this played with
the boat and the dock.

11 x 14

oil

Friday, June 06, 2014

Landscapes





 Here is my second 15 minute study from class on Wednesday. I found that 15 minutes works so well as there is no time to futz. My notan was decided before the time limit started as was my palette. So it was just paint and paint quickly.
6 x 6
oil 
SOLD




This is the first study. I was concentrating on shapes.  Again 15 minutes. Lovely, rolling hills.
How simply can one convey one's message?
5 x 7
oil



Here is my reference photo.
Beautiful Sonoma County.