Saturday, August 20, 2011

Watermelon Slice

Oil on canvas. 8"x10"

Back to my easel after being out of town for a few days. I hope this beautiful weather will continue. I'd love to paint outdoors before the rains come again.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Brown Betty

Oil on canvas. 8"x10"

I've never been to the British Isles, but have always wanted to go. This teapot whispers "England" to me.

Bowl of Apples

Oil on gessoboard. 5"x7"

It's such a beautiful day that I took my easel outside to work on this painting. Our schedules have been a bit busy - I'm looking forward to doing some plein air once things settle down (and before the rain starts).

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Coffee Mug

Oil on gessoboard. 5"x7"

Another mug. I'll be in working in Bend for the next few days, so won't have much opportunity to paint. I'll probably toss my easel and paints in the car before I leave...just in case.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Favorite Mug

Oil on canvas. 5"x7"

This is my favorite mug. I had TWO favorite mugs and I was painting the OTHER one. Just as I was getting into my painting zone, two wild puppies tore through the house and knocked the mug off its perch and onto the floor. Now I have only one favorite mug.

RIP other mug.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Angel Island

Oil on canvas. 8"x10"

Another painting from the Reesor vacation photos. I believe this is Angel Island, near San Francisco.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

San Francisco

Oil on canvas. 8"x10"

Dave, Jenny, and the little guys just got back from their vacation in California. They took some beautiful photos while they were there. This one just sang to me. Wouldn't it be heavenly to be sailing on the bay?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Black & White to Color

Oil on canvas. 5"x7"

This is another Daily Paintworks Challenge. The challenge was to work from a black and white photo. It was a good exercise in establishing values. Since I really struggle with value, I found this helpful. I'd like to try this again.