Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pink Flowers in Terra Cotta

This was a quick sketch I did the other day while listening to Artists Helping Artists, a wonderful "blog radio" site that I discovered a few months ago.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Portrait of Little Girl

Here is a portrait that I painted a few years ago when I was doing children's portraits. This was a practice study - not one of my commissions. I love painting portraits, but I got burned out doing portrait commissions. One day when I have more time I'll paint more portraits.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Wild Rose

Have a peaceful and relaxing Thanksgiving. Peace and calm and tranquility are of prime importance to me. I endured alot of stress and pain, years ago, before I finally learned to eliminate the negativity from my life. Life is so short. Don't struggle with people who bring you down. Surround yourself with only those people who treat you with respect and kindness.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

My Daughter Kelley

Now that I'm getting a little more settled into my new (old) house, I've started to unpack some of my paintings. I'm taking them apart, cleaning them, adding fresh mats, and taking digital photos of them (up until now I only had polaroids, and those had gotten very old and faded). Here is a painting of my daughter Kelley that I painted when she was about 10 years old. I did a bunch of paintings of her at different ages, and I'll share more of them as I get them photographed. Kelley is 38 years old now, so this was painted a very long time ago!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Petunias





I'm always looking for opportunities to use my favorite complimentary color mixes (pink and green, and lavendar and green). Using beautiful complimentary colors just seems to give you a head start on a satisfying painting. I love garden flowers tucked into everyday glass jars. This is a very simple study, but it gave me much enjoyment.
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