Saturday, May 16, 2015

White, Blue, & Gold

White azaleas in blue vase
6x8 oil on canvas panel.

Started working on this still life today.  I have a few of them
in the works.  It helps to have more than one painting going
at a time.  I will try to get back to this one tomorrow. Happy
Painting Everyone.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Plein air At the Bluff

Kings Park Bluff plein air
oil 5x7

Yesterday, even though it was cooler and breezier, we met at the bluff.
It's always a wonderful spot to paint plein air.  I managed to do this
5x7 oil on canvas board.
Happy Painting Everyone. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Wake Up Call

Without a frame
Without the frame

In my desire to get the proper frame for my mini's, I overlooked one important fact.
How well does the painting stand on it's own.  After all that 's what we do, isn't it? paint
then it's presentation.  

After my good friend pointed out, if I paint any smaller, we won't see the painting.  That's
when the light bulb went off, if a painting has good design, tone, light source and color, then
the frame only plays second fiddle to the actual work.

Again I thank Vic, looking at these two paintings that are still not completed, I will focus
on all the rules that we all work so hard to achieve.

Happy Painting everyone.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Oh Happy Day

Another mini in progress, this is done on 3x4 oil on linen canvas.
It still in the learning stages and finding the surface that can both fit
the frame and a surface I like to paint that feels comfortable. Mike is
outside cutting mdf panels to fit into my new frame. Thanks Joyce
for your email and you help.

I am so loving this new adventure in painting.  Happy Painting everyone.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Mothers Day

watercolor on board wip
Franken Frames for miniatures
watercolor mini on watercolor board wip
plein air  Arboretum 4x4" oil wip
Arboretum plein air mini in oil wip

First and foremost.  Happy Mothers Day to all . Spring has finally sprung.
These are just little practice samples of my new venture in miniatures.
I call these baby steps,  all fun and exciting.   The one in the frame
is a watercolor.  I actually ordered that frame for an oil miniature.
Have lots of work ahead of me.
Happy Painting everyone.  And to all the moms have a great day tomorrow.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Saturday's mini's

Dragon fruit
onion wip 3x4" mini
African violet 3x4" mini
3x4" watercolor mini

These are my practice mini's. Still learning about painting
watercolor on such a small surface.  Happy Painting

Friday, May 1, 2015

My Plein air Mini's

3x3" oil on canvas panel
Short Beach plein air
Short Beach Plein Air
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 canvas

Had a wonderful day on Wednesday painting at Short Beach.  As usual I
come across an artist that truly inspires me to enjoy a new painting adventure.
That would be Joyce Washor.  I have just purchased 3 of her books on
miniature painting.  For years I have played with painting mini's but Joyce
goes beyond anything I have ever seen before, she paints miniature
masterpieces.  She is located on my side bar, take a look and enjoy.
Happy Painting everyone.