The hubby bought me sunflowers again, so I painted them. The red ones came from an Amish woman at the farmer’s market, and the yellow ones were from Fresh Market. In other news, Liquitex added more of my acrylic paintings to their Inspire site: Bumble Bee Bop, Rivalry, Portrait of the Chicken as a Young […]
Thought I’d try a more subdued palette for these water lilies. These plants were part of an indoor Japanese garden at the Indiana State Fair last year. Further proof that I can find just about any subject at the fair. Speaking of my state fair, it opens next week. I keep a running list of […]
This week I’m hosting the painting challenge on Daily Paintworks. It’s called “The Color Of Music,” and you’re invited to play along! The idea is to paint a favorite piece of music, converting sound to pigment. My song choice, “Life Becoming,” comes from a long-time favorite album by Michael Nesmith called “The Garden.” This mostly […]
This pretty sunflower and its five friends currently reside on my work table, thanks to my wonderful husband. Usually I paint from printouts or my monitor, but this one was painted from life thanks to the impending demise of my computer. Poor thing has been overheating and locking up every few minutes and generally making […]
Confession: I’ve always wanted to paint a gift wrapped up in shiny ribbons, but it’s an iconic subject for some artists, and therefore one I stay away from. If you want to see what I mean, check out Karen Appleton’s work. Or Carol Marine, who does awesome bowage. (My word.) When Carol offered The Gift […]
Soon, our tulips will be gone, so it was time to paint them. When the light shines through them, they look like glowing lanterns. I tried a couple of new things this time: One, a cradled wood panel by American Easel. They’re very well made, and don’t need to be framed. I used GAC 100 […]
A few of artist Karen Jurick’s favorite things. This was painted from her photo on her weekly artist’s challenge, Different Strokes From Different Folks. Go to the blog to see the reference photo we were given to use, and the many interpretations submitted by artists. Somewhere I have a similar painting I did ten years […]
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