After a day of painting I am glad I salvaged some of my work. I struggled with a headache all day yesterday and two different paintings were ready to be wiped clean but I left them sit and walked away. This morning I looked at my work with fresh eyes and may have saved one of them.
I forgot how much I love painting on texture. I have been priming my panels with a smooth finish for too long. Starting the new year out with the goal of enjoying texture, thick paint and looser brushwork.
Almost a full week of painting after the Holidays. Occasionally I get the request to paint another version of a painting that has already sold. So unfortunately I won't have much to show from the busy week. However I did squeeze in another original today. Ready for the weekend. We are supposed to get more snow! My youngest is hoping it will be enough for sledding. Have a great weekend friends ♡
I feel downright giddy! It's snowing! Our first real snow of the season, which is really late for us in the Midwest. I am also thrilled to be back at the easel. This marks my first painting for 2019! I have a couple projects to work on but needed to warm up first.
This painting and prints in 2 sizes are available. See below.
"Another Safe Shift"
oil on panel
2011 original post
painting and prints available
Wrapping up Winter Break around here. Next week the kids will be back and school. We really enjoyed being together. Time seems to slow down for 2 weeks and you forget what day it is. I am now recharged and looking forward to picking up the paint brushes in the fresh new year! Until then I am posting an oldie but a goodie :)
At 5:30 the lifeguards up and down the beach blow their whistle 3 times to signal the end of their watch. They climb down and drag the chair away from the tide and call it a day. The sun was setting on another safe day at the beach. This painting has an abstract feel with the lines created by the buildings and their shadows and the vehicles tire marks in the sand. I really enjoyed and had fun with this one!
Thank you for following my art this year. Thank you for your kind words and inspiring comments throughout the year. This connection is so special to me. With much gratitude I look forward to the New Year!!
I painted a "First Home Sweet Home" portrait for my oldest son and daughter in law for Christmas. She asked me a couple years ago and I finally got it done. I knew they wouldn't be expecting it. They are now in their forever home where they will hang this sweet memory. She is going to attach a house key to the front of the frame. Such a joy to paint.