Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Unfinished Work!

This is my latest painting for the October show with Pamela Baker...her photographs and my paintings of them.  This painting is on 140 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper and is 15" x 11".    I love old buildings/barns/trucks, etc. and this fits right in with my favorite subjects.  Pamela has a knack for finding these wonderful old subjects here in western Ohio and since my mobility is very limited these days due to spinal stenosis, she graciously allows me to use her photographs as source pictures.  Check out her work at www.bakercreekdesigns.com

Saturday, June 15, 2013

North Carolina Mountain Lake

I worked on this painting today to use as a class project for the class I am teaching at Riverside Art Center.  I made the mistake of doing it on hot-pressed 140 lb. watercolor paper and the reflections were difficult for me.  I am hoping it will be easier for my students on cold-pressed paper.  The painting is 9" x 12" and is from a source photograph from the Wet Canvas reference library:  " North Carolina Mountain Lake"  by JAB.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Winter Rest

This is another painting for the show in October at Riverside Arts Center.  This is, of course, from a source photo by Pamela Baker (www.bakercreekdesigns.com.)(bottom picture)  The orientation is in panorama horizontal format.  I cropped the layout of the source photo, which is not this horizontal.  This painting is on 140 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper and is 4" x12" and will be framed in a 6" x 14" frame.
An interesting fact about this scene is that it is the same farm as the farm with the cows in the painting I posted last week, "Here's Looking At You."

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Tropical Tangle

I worked on this today while I was watching television with my husband - Cincinnati Reds baseball game and the Sprint Cup NASCAR race in Dover, Delaware.  Yes!  I like NASCAR, although it goes against all I preach about  preserving the environment, global warming, and hot-house gases.  I wish the cars didn't have to run on fossil fuel!!!  

This is designed on a 4" x 6" white greeting card.  I attempted to carry out a tropical theme and selected tangles which were more bio-morphic rather than sharply geometric in character.  I also limited this design to two tangles.  I don't know their names - just that I like them.There really is no shading on this design on the bottom - it is just the way the camera (or I) photographed it!