Sunday, January 31, 2016

30 Day Collage

The 30 Paintings in 30 Days is always a challenge.  Out of 30, I think I managed about 25.  One thing I learned along the way is I love to paint spontaneously.  No plan. My best paintings this month started out with abstract backgrounds and evolved into a finished piece.  They were loose and full of energy and just felt right for my style, so my two favorites from this 30 day journey turned out to be "Wildflowers"
"Coffee Break"
Here is my "30" Day collage, made up of a few of the 30 Day selection.  We'll probably see you back in September if I am insane enough to do this all again!  (smile).

Friday, January 29, 2016

Itty Bitty Wisconsin-30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 30

We're almost at the end.  Here's another Itty Bitty I quickly painted with a Swiss Cheese shoutout to my native Wisconsin.
"Itty Bitty Wisconsin"
Acrylic on 2"x2" canvas with easel

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Itty Bitty Kisses-30 Paintings in 30 Days-Day 29

Another Itty Bitty for a quick painting item.
"IB Kisses-Blk"
Acrylic on 2"x2" canvas
Price includes Easel
Price: $8.00

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Itty Bitty Pig-Day 28-30 Paintings in 30 Days

I'm still working on a commissioned piece, so only had time for some Itty Bitties.
Please enjoy "Itty Bitty Pig"!

"Itty Bitty Pig"
Acrylic on 2"x2" Canvas
Includes Easel for $8.00

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

First Spaghetti-Day 27-30 Paintings in 30 Days

Had a little fun tonight with this one, titled "First Spaghetti"
"First Spaghetti"
Acrylic on 12x12 canvas

Monday, January 25, 2016

Watchful Eye, Cow and Calf, Day 26, 30 paintings in 30 days

Here is another whimsical cow painting, this time a cow and calf for Day 26.

"Watchful Eye"
Acrylic on 20x20 canvas

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Spring Time-Day 25-30 Paintings in 30 Days

Well, my show was a bust and completely not worth my time.  Live and learn!  So back to the studio.  Decided to paint something in spring colors. I'll have to take a new shot of this in better lighting, but got one posted anyway!
Spring Vase
Acrylic on 20x20 Canvas

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sketching-Day 21

I'm working on a commission, so just had a little "sketching" time tonight.  Small idea of a larger piece I want to do.

Acrylic on paper

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Coffee Break-Day 20 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Day Challenge

I went for something pretty funky this go around.  Imagine this big, bold statement above your Breakfast Nook!

"Coffee Break" Acrylic on 36x36 Canvas

Monday, January 18, 2016

Wildflowers-Day 18-30 Paintings in 30 Days

Well, I missed a few days.  I'm getting ready for a three day show and just decided rather than stress about it-I wouldn't!  lol  The point is to paint, when you can and enjoy the ride.  So after the weekend, I'm ready for the show and found some time to paint again.  I'm pretty happy with this one.  It's big and loose and exactly how I love to paint.  I hope you enjoy it too.

"Wildflowers" Acrylic on 36x36 canvas $450

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Animals and Art-Day 14

It's Day 14 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days.  Our local Humane Society here in Oshkosh is having an Animals and Art event, so I have painted an image of one of the Dogs that is looking for a Family.  Meet "Go-Go".

Acrylic on Canvas 11x14

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Chef with Attitude-Day 13

Another of my Chef Series.  I think I need to narrow her eyebrows a bit, but at least I painted!  lol

Monday, January 11, 2016

Birdies III-Day 12 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

One more Birdie painting for the Birdie Series.

Birdies III, Acrylic on 8x20 Canvas

More Birdies-Day 11-30 Paintings in 30 Days

My Publisher likes the birdies, so a "series" is born.  Here is the second "Birdies". Tired from being on the road, so no title yet.

Birdies II 8x20 Acrylic on Canvas

Sunday, January 10, 2016

You say Tomato-I Say Toe-Ma-Toe Day 10 in the 30 Day Challenge

So far, even though I've been out of town, I've managed to keep up with the challenge.  Here is the offering for day 10
You Say Tomato.. Acrylic on Canvas 8x20 $55.00

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Help me with a Title- Day 9-30 Paintings in 30 Days

Happy Saturday!  I've been home with my daughter this week and have had the luxury of sleeping in for 3 straight days now.  Nothin' better!  I brought some canvases along with me so I have still been able to keep up with my 30 day painting challenge.  I'm having trouble coming up with a title for this one.  Maybe you can help!  Please comment and we'll work on it together.  Enjoy!
Yellow Birdies 8x20 Acrylic on Canvas $55

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Tasty Pie-Day 7

Another in my Chef Series: Tasty Pie
I'm going to be posting from the road, so some of these pics might be "Questionable" in quality.
And since I'm on the road, here is Day 8!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Pink Explosion-Day 6

Happily painted another quick loose flower piece.  Quick is about all I will have time for this week, but still paintin'!

"Pink Explosion"
Acrylic on Aquaboard

Pretty in Pink-Day 5

I love to go into my new studio and let the paint fly.  Sometimes you just pick some colors and see where they take you.  One of the new trending colors this year is a "Beige Pink", so keeping that in mind I painted these quick loose abstract flowers. I'm thinking of holding a canvas class with this one at Studio 3 here in Oshkosh if you're interested.  This is painted Aquaboard.  If you haven't tried this surface, you should give it a go sometime.  I love the way it takes the paint.  Day 5 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge!  Pretty in Pink!
"Pretty in Pink" Acrylic on Aquaboard
Available $75.00

Monday, January 4, 2016

Chef Series-IV-Day 4 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Continuing on the journey of 30 Paintings in 30 Days and another piece for the Chef Series.  This time he's adding some seasoning to his dish!
Chef IV-16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Day 3-What a Lemon

Wanted to loosen up and do something bold and fun.  I can imagine this in someone's kitchen.
Day 3 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge
"What a Lemon"
Acrylic on Canvas

Friday, January 1, 2016

Day 1-30 Paintings in 30 Days

Day 1- I hardly think I'll be able to keep up with 30 days, but I will paint as often as possible and keep the creative juices flowing. Two birds with one stone today. More Chefs for my publishing company and the first painting of 2016. Happy Painting!
"Read the Directions"
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 18x24 
Price: $125.00