Thursday, December 12, 2013

Pinecones, Mandarins, and Cranberries

I spent another day at home, painting. Tomorrow I will return to work - the weather has warmed up considerably, and I imagine we'll be able to travel down our hill without problem. When it first began snowing, we put cables on our tires, but they weren't much help. After struggling to get them off this evening, we agreed that we will buy snow tires so we won't be stuck at home next winter.

This is another seasonal painting.  I don't plan to put it up for auction yet because I've reverted to my "slow-dry" paint.  I love it because it is so easy to work with, but it takes the painting about 2-3 weeks to dry.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Cup of Cheer

It's been cold and snowy in Eugene, Oregon. We're not used to such cold weather. We live on a hill that is somewhat steep and curvy. Even with chains, it's quite a scary experience to drive down the hill when it is icy, so I've taken advantage of being "snowed in" to do some painting. Yes, I know, it's a shame to have to stay home, drink coffee, and paint...I'd much rather go to work (NOT!).

I'm in a holiday mood, so spent my time practicing the fracturing technique on a Christmasy painting (see Julie Ford Oliver's blog to see how a pro does it).

Here's our cozy house in the snow...

Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Ornaments

It's been awhile since my last blog entry. Much excitement around here, so painting took a backseat. My newest grandchild and first granddaughter, Nora Susanna, was born November 5th. She's absolutely perfect, and we're all wild about her...

Pretty cute, huh?