Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Rosie's Beach Vacation" oil on canvas approximately 20x30"

This is the second in what is so far a trilogy.  There is so much personality in this little pooch.  There is also something about painting at this scale.  As most of you know, I have been doing the small "paintings a day" (but not really) for quite some time.  It was amazing how different the skill set was when I started scaling back up! and how energized I have become as an artist.  I can't spend enough time in the studio.  The ideas for new pieces are manifesting like Catholic rabbits.  Being home from the old "day job" for a week and having Mother Nature bestow lots of water from the sky has made it easy to lose all time behind the easel. It's hard to want Spring to come when it means the demands of the garden will have to become the priority.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

"The Devil Made Me Do It" oil on canvas 20x30"

Children's faces (as in their expressions) have a mystery all their own.  You can't tell from this if she is thinking sweet thoughts or naughty ones.  I was there but I'm not telling.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"Winter's Rose" oil on canvas 20x30" $1,600

These are really quite large, hanging on the bent branches of the rose bushes in our back pasture, distant from the house.  It was by happy accident that I found them.  Now there is reason to venture out there on a more regular basis.

Monday, March 19, 2012

"Promise of Spring" oil on canvas 20x24" $1,200.

I've been painting these guys on the small scale for a very long time.  Something clicked recently and I scaled up.  I REALLY like the results.  I've got about 3 series of paintings going at once.  With so little studio time it's hard to decide what to tackle each session.  Pretty exciting when you see them finished though!