Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Artichoke - NFS

6x8 acrylic on panel

My friend Jerry asked me to paint a veggie for a collection of paintings she is collecting from friends to use as a backsplash behind her stove. There wasn't an artichoke in the group, so that's what I chose.  Using acrylics is new to me and I loved how they dried so fast and was easy to layer up the colors. More fun for me - Yea!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Morning Moon Too

5x7 inches - oil on panel

Unbeknownst to us, my friend and I both took photos of the morning moon. After she sent me hers, I remembered mine.

My painting of hers was posted a few days ago (see below) and here is my painting of mine.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sunrise Surprise

14x11 inches - oil on canvas

Here is another pallet knife painting, which involves applying paint like Spackle, which equals fun.

After many days of clear sky mornings, I wandered out onto my East-facing porch before sunrise. The sky that surrounded me was breathtaking. I ran back in the house, grabbed my camera, and ran around like a mad woman looking for the best vantage point to take several panoramic series of shots. More paintings to come of it I'm sure.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Elephants - SOLD

4 x 4 feet - oil on board

Morning Moon - SOLD

5x7 inches - oil on panel

I visited my friend in California recently. When I walked in her front door, on the wall beside the front door hangs three of my "Slice of Life" series paintings: Pink Roses, Lettuce and Texas Longhorn.
I was immediately drawn in to their color, life and detail. "Wow," I said, "those are cool." She agreed.

Back to the pallet knife she goes. My friend in Chandler, AZ sent me a picture she shot with her iPhone, standing outside her place of work early one morning. There is something about using the knife like a pencil, or pastel - stroking the paint rather than brushing it - tiny details of movement. Fun.