Thursday, December 30, 2010

Scrubby Woods

12x16 pastel

I have been working on larger paintings and experimenting with some things, not with much success I must say. I struggled with a painting for two days only to wipe it out at the end of the day yesterday. This is actually a painting I did last spring, but never posted it on my blog. I love the woods in the spring with all the subtle colors! This is one of my favorites.

Monday, December 27, 2010

14 Years of Age

12x16 mixed media
This painting is worked over an older oil painting using old wallpaper, pages from an old children's book, pastel drawings and oil paint.
Some other images

Friday, December 24, 2010

Broken Umbrella

20x16 oil on stretched canvas n/a
My mom has been on me to paint this for about 18 years. This is my son probably around age three. Finally, I felt I could oblige her. Merry Christmas, Mom!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Log Bench - SOLD

20x16 collage and oil on stretched canvas.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Two Hunters

Collage and oil on stretched canvas
This one I must have picked up and put down at least four times before I finished it. Each time stopping when I couldn't take it any further. The reference photo was from my grandmother's old photo album. The caption for this photo was "Britt's Camp". I have to point out for those who may have missed it, the one is dressed in typical hunter attire, while the other in street clothes (or the typical dress of the day).

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Blue Shirt - SOLD

6x8 mixed media on stretched canvas

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Concerned - SOLD

5x7 , mixed media on board

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Orange Hat - SOLD

8 x 10 mixed media on board

Friday, October 22, 2010

In the Sun in a Coat - SOLD

8x10 mixed media on paper

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Woods in Spring SOLD

6x8 oil on canvas
I took a bunch of photos of the woods in the early spring. This is a painting done using one of those photos.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Rundown Storage - SOLD

8x10 oil on canvas board - plein air

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Back of the Old Steam Building

8x10 oil on panel
This is the back of the mill building that used to supply the steam for the entire mill yard (where my studio is). The building is destined for demolition. I believe they will try to save the smoke stack. This is a plein air painting.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Book in Hand

8x10 collage and oil on board

Thursday, August 26, 2010

For Sale in Tuscany

11x14 oil on board

This little place sitting at the "end of the trail" was for sale in a very quaint village in Tuscany.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Purse in Hand

8x5 collage and oil
This may go in my sketchbook. I have not decided yet.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 30 - June Marathon

Okay - so there it is - 120 small paintings, all 5 x 7, all done in the month of June. Most of them were done in pastel. If someone told me they'd pay me $1,000,000 to do it for another month, I'd tell them I'd have to think it over. It was a good exercise for me, inspite of all the work.

The chickens (that were right next to me) at this farm were enough to drive me to drink. I was starting to get this strange pain in my neck. After one painting I left with a headache.

I had one painting left to go. I was driving around looking for one last spot. Ended up back home and decided to paint Tucker. After all he was my trusty companion during this whole thing. Unfortunately, he wouldn't sit still. There was too much going on in the neighborhood. So in desperation, I took out my oils and painted the camper next door.

Maybe I'll do this all over again in the fall, but right now it's 4:15. I think I'll call it a day.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day 24 - June Marathon

I retrieved my other set of pastels from my studio this morning. I couldn't decide how I wanted to break them up, so I took them all. This first drawing is done with the set I have been using and the second one with my pastels from my studio. The second definitely is more toned down.

I went to my old (and used to be) neighbor's property to paint today and was greeted by their two young great-grandsons who were eager to have me paint up at the frog pond. I've seen the frog pond, so I graciously declined. They very politely insisted on helping me carry my gear to a place that was my choice. The one with my easel didn't last long with it and ended up with my board. We got to our destination, and I offered them paper and some pastels... They wanted to know when I was going to eat my lunch. I pretended not to be hungry. I didn't want to share my lunch and my pastels. They were as delightful as two young brothers on a hot summer day with a huge mud puddle and a young dog can be.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Day 21 - June Marathon

I am two days behind schedule after my trip to Maine (eight paintings to makeup). I posted five today to make up one for the 18th. I actually painted another one of the woods today and seemed to have lost it while saving it. I figured it was sign, and it shouldn't get posted. It was difficult and the mosquitoes were thick and I was hot. If I paint 5 for the next 8 days, I'll will reach my goal of 120 by the end of the month.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Day 16 - June Marathon

I found this great farm next town over and met one of the farmers as he came by the field to collect the eggs.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day 8 - June Marathon

2 Pastels, 2 Oils Today
I limited my palette with the pastels today - much easier! Yesterday I was thinking Marc Hanson was smart to paint his marathon in April when there is more color. There is SO much green in June. Luckily I read on Loriann Signori's blog this morning as she quoted Wolf Kahn - beware of the green disease. That I shall.

This one was fun to do, although the whole time I was paranoid about the sun changing things. It is some kind of pipe deal on the side of a mill building. I'll probably try it again.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day Two - June Marathon

This is a pile of logs for those of you who are wondering??? This next one also has to do with logs...

Can anyone guess what this next one is? I was a little overwhelmed.... omg! Didn't realize that until I got into it. Was I out of my mind?!!!

Okay... I think I may alter my commitment. It is safe to say that it is going to take me all day to do 4. I may feel the need to slip in a small oil painting or two here and there, which will alter my stack of pastel paper posted earlier.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Study for Scrubby Woods

5 x 7 pastel on sanded paper
Is it still a study when it is done after (or during) the larger painting? I seem to want to do studies after I've messed up the big one. Anyway, this little study will proof to be helpful with me finishing the larger.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tree and Stream

5 x 7 pastel on sand paper