Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Journey - My October - 6,plein air,landscape

10"x20" oil on canvas. $400
They say its all about the journey..... couldnt agree more. this little challenge for myself - painting outside everyday from life - is teaching me so much...for one thing I REALLY like painting outside...2.- french easel is better than pochade box...unless painting in the car!...3.-Squinting IS reeaally important.... 4.- edges are key...need to pay more attention...5.-I am soooo lucky to get to do this today....and so on,and so on....

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Autumn Woods- My October 5 -plein air,landscape

6x6" oil on masonite. I love the woods in October - the darks trunks against all that color - gorgeous.
every now and then I like to set a time limit for a painting - to keep things loose - its what i did here. 25 min. then on to the next. I'm happy with it.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

One Tree Hill - My October 4 - plein air,landscape

6x6" oil on masonite. One Tree Hill. and one blurry photo - I'll swap it out tomorrow when I can get a better shot....

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Gathering - my October 3 - plein air

6x6" oil on masonite. Ever since starting this little project its been cold and rainy! must admit, wimping out and stayed IN the car to paint this morning - just let the dog out to run around....which he didnt! he just sat there waiting for me to get out.
This yucky weather is ruining everyones weekend plans here in NE but it makes for great saturated color - I did 3 today and could have painted all day...I like this challenge.
happy weekend !!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Roadside - my october - 2 - plein air

6x6" oil on masonite-
cold and gray with rain on the way! painted this along the roadside, then went and got a hot latte!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Journey - My October series - 1, plein air,landscape

6x6" sold oil on masonite. painted en plein air.
October days like this are just the best....decided that painting outside everyday till Oct 31 would be a good way to honor my favorite time of year. ....stay tuned for a little taste of "My October"

Monday, October 5, 2009

Leaving Summer 3 - leaving summer behind series - beach scenes

16x16 oil on birch panel.
3 ladies leaving the beach. painted on a blue ground for the first time ever. such a different experience than my usual cad red lit.! fun though - parts of this are painted real thin and in other areas I used a palette knife and really laid it on thick. happy with the results but not this photo.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Commission - children playing at the beach

6x6" nfs. kinda goes with the leaving the beach theme, so I decided to post it. Love this image - its one of my favorites in my photo library and never get tired of painting it....happy fall weekend -i'm off to get pumkins,mums and watch football - cheers

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Leaving Summer 2 - leaving summer behind series - beach scenes

6x6 oil
another study - and with this one I figured something out....to portray 'leaving' it doesnt really matter which direction the figure is going in but rather how much space is behind! with more beach behind - it looks like the figure is leaving, when there is more beach in the front - it conveys coming. and it would be even better if the shadow was trailing behind too...