Friday, January 30, 2015

Day 30!

Clear Vase, Acrylic on 24x30 canvas Available $125 plus shipping

Only one more day in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.  Hopefully I've learned that I can produce more art and find the time if I really try.  After an all day conference for my "day job" I relaxed by doing a little more creating and painting this flower vase.  Just the right relaxation after a long day.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Day 29-More Zany Fruit

It's Day 29.  Almost the end of our 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.  I have more fruit to post.  Zany, wild color fruit just designed to make you smile.

Zany Pear, 4x4x1. canvas, acrylic $18.00/each
Email me inquiry on one or all and I will handle your purchase.

Day 28-Date Night

Last night was "Date Night"-highly prized at my house because my husband works every weekend. It's a commitment we've made to take a night, unplug and have some real one on one conversation.  I did not take time to paint last night.  Just enjoyed "Date Night", but they say you  need to keep your mind creative and sketch or paint everyday, so here is my scribble.  Enjoy your family time and keep on "scribbling"!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Two Birds with One Stone

I'm killing two birds with one stone today. I am participating in the "Paint and Draw Together Challenge" and the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge, so today's painting is a posting for both.

I was ready to hit the sack last night and saw that another challenge was posted, so just had to create! I started by printing out a black and white version of the photo from the "Paint and Draw Together" blog so I could interpret the image in my own color scheme and not be influenced by the colors in the photo (image 1). Then I sketched a quick composition (image 2). I felt the simplicity of the subject needed some life, so rather than a plain white cup, I selected a bold, bright palette. Using acrylics on canvas, I blocked in my scene. (image 3) and I followed that up with more detail (4th image). I paint fast and wet, so I get lots of "happy accidents" when the wet paints touch each other. Once I am pleased with the colors I let it dry and finish with an india ink marker. I think maybe I liked this one better before I added the black detail lines. What's everyone else think? These are fun challenges. I always love to be given a theme or image so I can interpret it in my own way.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Day 26-Welcome Home

I didn't get a painting done for the 25th day, but really have done pretty good for the month. I got lots of housework and bookwork done, so feel pretty good about that. I still managed to squeeze in a painting.
"Welcome" Home" 24x30 Acrylic on Canvas
Available $250 plus shipping

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Day 24

Good morning!  I have a more muted (especially for me!) piece today.  It's hard to take a picture of these because of the soft, muted colors. Soft pastel on Canton Pastel paper.
"Lilacs" 8x10 ready for framing in 11x14 mat.  $55

Friday, January 23, 2015

More Fruit for the Fruit!

Decided to do more of the crazy, bold fruit paintings.  Today's offering, zany strawberries.
Painted on a chunky 4x4x1.5 canvas in acrylics.  This is fun!
Zany strawberries, Acrylic on 4x4x1.5 canvas Sold

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

It's Day 22!

Day 22 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. I have a small group of gals that meet every Wednesday for Art and conversation. They call themselves, "Art for Tarts". So this is what I painted last night with the group.

Ocean Breeze-Day 21

Good morning!  Day 21 was inspired by my love of the ocean.  I could sit on the beach all day, everyday and it would never be enough.  While this is not a self-portrait by any means, it captures the feeling I get just being seaside.
"Ocean Breeze", Acrylic on 18x24 Canvas
Available $95

Monday, January 19, 2015

Day 20!

"Give Me Shelter" 11x14 Acrylic on Canvas Sold Prints available on ImageKind
We're at Day 20 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days! Hard to believe I've been able to keep up since I work full-time. For my previous blog vistors. No surgery so far for the pooch. Still not eating or drinking, but we are optimistic that it still is something that will pass through his system and is not a blockage. Here's a small painting for Day 20. Sold. Prints available on ImageKind:

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Day 19-30 Paintings in 30 Days

Here is my painting for Day 19. I've had lots of time to paint will I nurse my little "boy".
"Blue Skys" 8x10 pastel ready for framing in 11x15 mat. $55

It's Day 18!

Day 18 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. I'm keeping up, but it's been interesting. My dog has been sick. He ate something he shouldn't have (labrador/goat!) and now he's not eating or drinking. We've been nursing him per vet orders hoping he won't need surgery to clean an obstruction. We've resorted to getting fluids in him with a turkey baster! So in between playing nurse, I've had some time to paint. Today's painting is the 2nd half of the set I posted yesterday. Love these chunky canvas'!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Day 17 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

Good morning!  Don't you just love Saturdays??? Sleeping in.  Leisurely coffee while watching the news.  I love weekends.  Painted a happy little pair to enjoy in your kitchen with your morning coffee.  Today's pick for 30 Paintings in 30 Days is a "Wild Pear".  Chunky 4x4 canvas popping with bright colors.  Enjoy!

"Wild Pear" Acrylic on chunky 4x4x1.5 canvas Sold

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Day 16-Pastel Farm

Day 16 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days is pastel with an underpainting on media board.

Day 15-30 Paintings in 30 Days

"Who Me?" 4x4x1.5 canvas Acrylic $18
I have a fun gathering every Wednesday that we call "Art for Tarts". Group of gals that get together every week and just create. Here's what I painted this week. Always a fun time.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Day 14

Got up at 5 this morning so I'd have time to get my challenge done today! Sure makes a difference when you try to paint something everyday. The background colors are actually richer than the picture shows, but hard to take a good photo at 5 in the morning! I'll try to replace it with a more accurate picture later in the day. I took a tip from Robert Burridge and plopped the flowers in with a paper towel. Fun!
"Golden Vase" 8x10 Acrylic, framed Available $65

Monday, January 12, 2015

Hurry Home

For my 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge: "Hurry Home"
8x10 Acrylic on Canvas
"Hurry Home", Unframed, Gallery Wrapped sold

Thursday, January 8, 2015


No postings for a few days as I grapple with the sudden and unexpected loss of my sister-in-law. I never imagined that the last time I hugged you, would be the last time I ever hugged you. You left us too soon.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Winter Sky

I needed a new painting for my Living Room. This one had to come down now that the holidays are over. So here's my new one. First I tried an acrylic painting of a woodstove, but hated it, so I flipped the paper over, applied black gesso and did a pastel. Now I have to get it in a Frame! If you would like prints of this painting, I will be offering it on ImageKind. Comments welcome!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

30 Paintings in 30 days-Day 4

Practicing my first lesson plan, so that helps me keep painting and fulfilling my goal of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.  This is a Demo I did for my husband who is my first "guinea pig."  Thanks for the input, honey!

Day 4, Acyrlic on Paper, 9x12 Available $55