Saturday, January 31, 2015

Thoughts of Things Past, oil on paper 5x7" $99

Don't you think he looks like he's pining for something he can't have?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Wedge Work oil on paper 6x6" $99

a little departure from the cats. Don't get too used to it

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Not MY Job..., oil on paper 5x7" $99

this cat just look so aloof.  He could really care less what anyone thinks

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

When You Go Before The Queen, oil on paper, 5x7" $99

I just LOVE the drama in this cat! She seems so totally in command

Monday, January 26, 2015

Breeze, oil on canvas 6x6" $99

I didn't intentionally make the background so close to the skin tones. That sounds ridiculous since I mixed the paint. What I mean is the light, airy feeling of the subject dictated how I thought the background should look.  Mixed it up, brushed it on, stepped back and there you have it!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

My Drivers License Says Blonde..., oil on paper, 6x6" $99

This oil painting paper is so fascinating! The paint responds totally different than anything I've ever painted on. I've been tempted to stop using because it challenges me in ways I'm not sure I want to deal with.  However, the results are so interesting that I'm going to stay with it.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sly Eye, oil on hardboard 6x6" $99

There was something so charming about this plump face and backward glance.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Escape, oil on paper 6x6" $99

I love doing lower legs and feet.  I had plans to do an entire series of legs and feet with interesting shoes.  It may still happen

Thursday, January 22, 2015

For The Moon, oil on paper 6x6" $99

Something went terribly wrong when I was working on this. When I stepped back to look all the proportions were off.  I grabbed a brush and started literally pushing paint around. The final outcome is much rougher than I usually paint but I love it!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Moove Over, oil on paper 5x7" $99

It's as if you can feel the warm sun on his face

Monday, January 19, 2015

Sure You Did, 6x6" $99

So pleased with the attitude that came through in this painting.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Fluff "Bunny" oil on paper, 6x6" $99

This was such an odd view. It almost looks as if there are 2 ducks but there's not.  I love the color!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bobbseies, oil on paper, 6x6" $99

This is the 3rd painting using this palette.  I'm having too much fun!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Mirror, Mirror, oil on paper 6x6" $99

Even after finishing, this painting makes my tingle when I look at it

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Futures, oil on hardboard 6x8 $132

This is a snippet of the grape vines on the property I've been posting.  Love the space the rails create with the sky.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

From Here To There, oil on hardboard 6x8" $132

Everyone must be tired of my photography gripes but here we go again!  The value changes between the foreground and background are so much more dramatic in the actual painting.  Sure can't tell it from this!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Home Again, Home Again, oil on hardboard 12x16" $528

It's hard to tell, but that's a lovely white picket fence that tails away toward the right, directly in front of the house. The sun was shining so beautifully on it that there is a glowing quality.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Mesmerize, oil on canvas 6x6" $99

This poor painting has been in the photo box no less than 4 times. My camera (or myself) can not capture the glow of the original. When you see it in person it looks like the central areas of the face are emerging from the surface

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Go Ducks!, oil on paper, 6x6" $99

I recently discovered that Arches, the famous paper company, makes a special paper for painting on with oil paint. This is my first painting using the new material. The jury is out on how I like it but it seemed like the right time to post it.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

One Fine (December) Day, oil on hardboard 6x8" $132

That little slash of light on the right is light sneaking through my photo box. It is NOT visible on the painting. Oh! this is a golf course where I played with my 2 favorite men on Christmas day

Friday, January 09, 2015

The Heart That Broke, oil on canvas 6x6" $99

That pout of that lip! Don't you just want to hug him and tell him everything will be okay?

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Innocence....? , oil on canvas 6x6" $99

If you are seeing this on a fairly large screen format you will notice the stipple of the canvas.  Such a photographing nightmare! It is not nearly so prominent in person.
Regardless, the palette was a lot of fun

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Know Your Path, oil on hardboard 12x12" $396

I'm really not sure what to tell you about this painting. Sometimes they just unveil themselves. There was no plan. It just unfolded

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

On A Serious Note, oil on hardboard 6x6" $99

I've been bouncing back and forth between the slick hardboard service and the textured canvas.  It's like two different sports!

Monday, January 05, 2015

The Winemaker's View, oil on hardboard 11x14" $423

My critic (husband) and I are having a difference of opinion about the foreground on this painting. He thinks it makes the land "look like it rolls".  It does!  Score.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

A Little Dab Will Do Ya, oil on hardboard 6x6" $99

When does a subject become too pretty? if it's female it doesn't, if it's male....

Saturday, January 03, 2015

No Regrets, oil on hardboard 12x12" $396

Decided to take a little departure from the straight forward portraits.  I have plans for a full body image of this but I'm not quite ready

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Dreamer, oil on hardboard 6x6" $99

Men with beard stubble that travels part way down their necks should know how difficult it is to paint! I'm just sayin'