I hope you enjoy my efforts to paint every day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ozark Spring - April 13-14

I realize I have not been keeping up with posting my paintings. I have been painting, just not posting. But I like this one the best of the last few days - from a picture I took of our dogwood in the front yard. But representative of all the dogwoods that I have seen this week in Arkansas.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Goldfish - in progress

My friend took this great photo. I am having fun with this one. It is a challenge to keep the softness but also create a strong focal point.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Rusty - April 1 - 4

I think I got Rusty too dark. I need to do him larger so I can do justice to the subtle coloring of his coat.

On April 3 I took my first day off from painting since I started on January 3. That was the day that we put our dear Shasta to sleep. She was such a wonderful dog and I miss her very much.

Houston Spring - March 30 - April 1

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Agave - March 28, 2010

Took a photo yesterday of this wonderful agave cactus and painted it today. I love the blue-grey-green color and the contrast of the shadows.

Burr Oak in Winter - March 26 - 27

It is always fun to paint this tree. This time I did the sky, background and road first and let it dry overnight, then added the tree and foreground.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Listen to the Music! March 21 - 23

Went to a Doobie Brothers concert Sunday night and was inspired to attempt this. The effect from a distance is pretty good. I masked the figures, but forgot to mask the lights - big mistake! I started with the colored streams of light, then did the darks, then back to the colored lights at the end. I think in retrospect I should have masked those as well and saved for last. I might try one like this again - it presented a lot of challenges.