Thursday, November 30, 2006

"Sweet Pasture" cows daily painting


6"x6" oil on masonite. sold

I love painting cows and horses on location. I kept a "safe" distance and tried to capture the atmosphere of the cows in the distance. The city girl in me got a little nervous once when I got surrounded by about 4 curious, rather large horses that wanted to taste my paint on the palette and the peanut butter crackers in my backpack. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

"Autumn in the Country" daily oil painting


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6"x6" oil on masonite. This was one of those crisp fall days where the sun is bright and the air is so clear. This is a nearby farm on a well traveled country road.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

"White Fences" impressionist landscape daily painting



"White Fences"

6"x6" oil on masonite. Acres of beautiful pasture in the midwest are always an inspiration. Thank You for looking!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

"Washington Red" apples fruit daily painting


6"x6" oil on masonite. Today was an "exercise paint day" A fresh, loose approach. My goal was to keep the color from becoming muddy.

Friday, November 24, 2006

"Reflections" impressionist painting a day


6"x6" oil on masonite. My goal with this was to make an atmoshperic impression of the three children (dear to me:) sitting at the edge of a reflecting pool.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

"Country Road" daily oil painting


Country Road

6"x6" oil on masonite. Sometimes while painting plein air you are faced decisions to include or exclude things that may or may not work with what you are trying to capture. The utility poles are a part of today's landscape. Sometimes they work well in a painting and sometimes they work against a painting.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Contemporary Tree Painting farm daily painting


"Farmer's Decision" 6"x6" oil on masonite art board. Sometimes you will see a magnificant tree right in the middle of a field. This one near my Grandmother's farm is just that, magnificant! Years ago this farmer made the decision to share his profit-yielding land with this tree. He could have easily taken the younger tree down, years ago. What a respectful decision!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Painting Barn Impressionism


6"x6" oil on masonite. I drive by this barn almost everyday. It is located a few miles from home. I have painted it in my mind many times. Doing that, I wanted to try something different. Here, I painted this familiar scene with a palette knife.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

"Hoagland Homestead" daily painting oil


6"x6" oil on masonite. Another painting from a nearby farmhouse at sunset. Thanks for looking! ~sold

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Farm at Sunset Barn daily oil painting Fall Autumn




6"x6" oil on masonite. Every year my husband's Uncle Jon has an autumn bonfire. The kids love it, they run through the woods with their cousins all day, go on hayrides and explore the winding creek. As the shadows grow longer, the sun casts the landscape in a golden light. This farm was nearby. It was so captivating in this warm glow. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Kitchen Art Painting Chili Pepper


Drying Pepper

6x6" oil on masonite. This pepper has been sitting on my kitchen window sill since the end of summer. My father-in-law gave it to me along with some other garden treasures. It was amazing to watch as the pepper transformed from a plump, rounded green to a shriveled, sharp edged pepper with reds ranging from cadmium to alizeran. Here is my tribute to this amazingly beautiful little pepper on my window sill. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

"Ode to Summer" Clouds Landscape Trees Impressionism


6"x6" oil on masonite. I know it is November, but I am just not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet. Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 10, 2006

"Grapevines II" 6x6" oil on masonite


6"x6" oil on masonite.
I am having fun painting this subject. I just let the flow of the vines lead me through the process. The paintings remind me of stained glass with the geometric shapes.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

"Grapevines" 6x6" oil on masonite


6"x6" oil on masonite. This the first in a few studies of grapevines. More to follow in my blog. I love how this could be considered abstract. The sun was shining through the leaves and the tangled vines were just beautiful. Vineyards are so timeless.
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

"Antique Lamp" painting a day oil


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6"x6" oil on masonite. I have always admired interior paintings, and for some reason, I just haven't done many. I usally plein air paint but as the weather gets colder, I will be painting indoors much more. I bought this lamp years ago and it has been one of my favorite posessions. It has been repaired by my husband numerous times. He is more practical than I. Even if it didn't work, I would still keep it and love it! Thanks for looking

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

"Viv's Profile" 6x6" oil on masonite


6"x6" oil on masonite.

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This young lady was working at a local farmer's market. I liked how she had her hair twisted up, she had a very Romanesque look about her. I think as artists we are struck when we see people in the 21st century that look like they walked out of a different time period, or just have that "look" that you would love to paint. We want to say something or paint them right there on the spot. Unfortunately, if you'd approach them they'd probably hop on their cell and call the police!! :) The artist eye, always painting!! Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Fall Autumn Landscape oil Painting a day

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6"x6" oil on masonite.

"Sunday Drive"

I try to get out to the countryside as often as I can this time of year. Today the sky was a cornflower blue with soft clouds. The trees created a "grand finale" of color before the cold gray days of winter set in. Loose, expressive and bold brushstrokes.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

St. Augustine, Fl - Lightner Museum oil painting


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6"x6" oil on masonite
In front of the Lightner Museum. St. Augustine, Fl.
St. Augustine is amazing, if you are not familiar, you must google this city. It is the oldest city in the United States. I have been there a few times while visiting family. Definately an artist community. With so much history. If you ever get a chance, it is a must!! Thanks for looking!