Wednesday, March 20, 2013

March Beach 2, daily painting,landscape,plein air, Debbie Miller

6x6" oil on panel
#2 - oh hello little little beach plein air. - so painting outside when it's 38 degrees IS possible but you better be quick!  my fingers were getting cold.  The simplicity of this one is what I like - plus I LOVE this color palette right now...this would be great BIG - like 30x30 or more- above a couch.  Don't you think?
(It is a little more subdued in person)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March beach, plein air, Debbie Miller


6x6" oil on panel
 Today is my teaching day - so no painting today.  But last week, I got to the beach and did a couple of quick plein air paintings.  It was 38 degrees and a little windy but I managed.  The above painting was my first.  Tomorrow I'll post the second I did - quicker and more simple - but I like it.
 my supervisor and my set up.  Sat in the sand with my box.  My french easel broke plus it was a little too windy.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sitting in the Morning Sun - pink,figure,abstract,debbie miller

24"x30" acrylic on panel

 Playing with acrylics today - my painting is turning a corner, evolving, changing.  This more abstract direction is challenging and fun.
 Makes we want to hurry up and paint- more more more - just to see where this takes me.
   It's something to be excited about - bigger-bolder-freer.

 Still holding on to the figure, perhaps a little too tightly.  Let me tell you - this way of painting is not easy! - it is hard to make it look effortless or the way it is in my mind - that is where the fun comes in.  Switched to acrylic because of the quick dry time as I hope to put a nice thick layer of gloss varnish over the top.

Don't worry the other work - my portraits and beach scenes will still be around but peppered in will be more of these.
in the studio

Monday, March 11, 2013

Jenn

10x10 oil on panel
painted Jenn tonight. - even without my lucky paintbrush.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

A peek inside my sketchbook

Peeking in artists sketchbooks is fun isn't it?
Do you keep one? I go through periods of drought like anything else but right now I'm really loving my sketchbook.

I'm calling it an " art journal". Which for some reason has freed me up. All sorts of things are going on!

Here - take a peek----






Monday, March 4, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

My first post from the blogger app on my phone!!
How exciting!