Sunday, October 23, 2011
This is my daily creation today - the "shell" of an old pick-up truck left to rust away in a remote field somewhere. The painting is 5" x 7" and is painted on 140 lb. Fabriano-Artistico cold-pressed watercolor paper. You know I love vintage trucks and this is just one in a long series of truck paintings. I found a small picture of this truck on the internet, don't know who posted it, so I will not attempt to show this in galleries or to sell it...you might say I just did it because I love vintage trucks and for the experience of painting it!!!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
This is a painting of one of my favorite spots - the overlook of McCullough Lake in Natural Lakes near Boulder Junction, Wisconsin. I painted this from the photograph I took when I was there in September/October of this year. The painting is 9" x 12" and is painted on 140 lb. Fabriano-Artistico coldpressed watercolor paper.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
This is today's daily painting and also the lesson for Monday night's watercolor class at Riverside Art's Center. The painting was done from a photo taken by my friend, Patty Magoto near Canton, Ohio at a restaurant that features a WW II theme. The painting is 9" x 12" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed Fabriano-Artistico watercolor paper.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I painted this still life this afternoon while also doing the washing. My dear friend, Karol Rader, brought some fruit last summer and I took some pictures of the apples and pears on my kitchen counter. The sun was coming in from my east window casting beautiful reflections and shadows. This is from one of the pictures I took that morning...it is 5" x 7" and is painted on 140 lb. Fabriano-Artistico cold-pressed watercolor paper.
Monday, October 17, 2011
I was elated recently to learn that I had been awarded "Best of Show" at the Juried Fall Show of the Riverside Arts Center at Wapakoneta, Ohio. I was also elated to learn that the painting that won this award was one of my beloved vintage truck paintings. As most of you know, I adore painting vintage trucks and this one is the latest in a long line... Yahoo!!!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
This is the painting I have prepared for the class Monday night at Riverside Arts Center in Wapakoneta. It is from a photograph by Macdragon which I found on WetCanvas.com - a great website for artists. The photos are in a reference library and are there for artists to use, royalty-free. The painting is 9" x 12" and is painted on 140 lb. Fabriano-Artistico cold-pressed watercolor paper.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
I finished this painting this evening - it is the painting we will be doing at our Monday evening class this week at Riverside Arts Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio. The source of this painting is a photograph which I took this summer. I previously painted a different view of this old house earlier this fall for the September project of Watercolor Workshop. The painting is 11" x 14" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed Fabriano-Artistico watercolor paper.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
I painted this last Wednesday from the bridge that crosses the opening into Beaver Lake, in Natural Lakes, Wisconsin, in the Northwoods! Wow! What a beautiful place! This watercolor is 14 1/2 " x 11" and is painted on 140 lb. Fabriano/Artistico cold-pressed watercolor paper. How I love this place!!!
Monday, October 3, 2011
This is a painting I did last week in the northwoods of Wisconsin. This is a painting of Dunn Lake which is in Natural Lakes, north of Boulder Junction. Dunn Lake is in a very remote, secluded area and absolutely beautiful. I thought that the areas of glassy, mirror-like reflections in the lake contrasted with the rippled water which was reflecting the sky made this scene fascinating.