Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
This is #11 of my "painting-a-day" series. I am enjoying the challenge of painting something new everyday. Each new subject presents new problems. This one was to depict the freshness of the fruit. One of the biggest challenges is to get something on the canvas within two or three hours. I am painting each one, without additional editing, so that months from now.... I can see if I have achieved growth. Your comments are most welcome.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I'm back.........! I had to finish several paintings for two exhibits for this month, and it took me longer than I thought it would. This little painting was a good exercise to get me back on track.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
This is the 2nd painting I did for the Hidden Glen plein air event. It is a beautiful 18 hole golf course located at Cedar Creek. I thought this was the Golf Club (see how much I know about golf), but I just found out it is where the golf carts are parked. I had to rename this one "Caddy Shack".
Sunday, September 7, 2008
This painting was also painted in Fish Creek, in Door County during the week of the plein air festival. It was three little cottages that faced the harbor. I painted two of them, and that's where I got the title. Artists were painting everywhere. I often noticed tourists stacked up behind me... 20 - 30 at a time. One young woman came by several times to check my progress. When I was finished, she bought it right off my easel... I think I was as excited as she was. She has been coming to Fish Creek for the summer since she was a child .... and just happened to stay in the cottage on the right! It was a memorable trip, and hope to return again next year
This event was so much fun!!! It was the final event for the plein air festival in Door County. The event was held in Fish Creek next to the harbor. We were given two hours to complete a painting. The bull horn sounded promptly at 9:00 am. and ended at 11:00. The paintings were placed in frames and put on our easels in the designated area. They were them auctioned off. Great excitement and fun!
Friday, September 5, 2008
I painted this last month during the Door County Plein Air festival. It is a charming little Dutch Farmhouse B&B and gallery, run by Kansas City's own Ed Fenendael, complete with beautiful lavender gardens. It is located in Baileys Harbor, Door County, WI.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
It was nice taking a few days off for the holiday. I actually did get my studio organized... so everything is in order. I have two paintings to finish for an upcoming exhibit, so I probably won't post for a couple of days. This teapot drove me crazy! The Majolica pattern on the teapot was extremely difficult. I just wanted to give the impression of a leaf pattern.