Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Self-Portrait: October 31, 2007

Now let's see what the family thinks of this self-portrait. Does it look like me?
"Self-Portrait" is a 5"x7" acrylic painting on illustration board. It was completed October 31, 2007. Compare it to the "30-Minute Self-Portrait".

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Self-Portrait: October 30, 2007

Now that's an improvement! I stopped painting after putting in the shadows on the face so it looks like it's covered in mud. I redid the background which I like better. Next comes the completion of the face...

Monday, October 29, 2007

Self-Portrait: October 29, 2007

My family didn't think the 30-minute self-portrait looked anything like me. Now I'm putting more time into the painting to see if I can meet their approval. So far I reworked the background, the arms and the eye area.
After doing the background, I realized that I used the wrong red in mixing the purple. I will redo that. I use a very limited palette: a red, a blue, a yellow, burnt sienna and white. Out of these five colors, I can create any color I want. Keeping to a limited palette makes the whole painting more cohesive. For this painting, I am using quinacridone red, ultramarine blue, hansa yellow medium, burnt sienna and titanium white in Golden fluid acrylics.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Mule-e: October 27, 2007

"Mule-e" is an original acrylic 2.5"x3.5" ACEO painting of a mule deer on 140 lb. watercolor paper. It was painted October 27, 2007. Purchase this painting.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Nasturtiums & Petunias: October 26, 2007

"Nasturtiums & Petunias" is an acrylic 2.5"x3.5" ACEO on 140 lb. watercolor paper. It was painted October 26, 2007. Purchase this painting.

Poppy Pods: October 25, 2007

"Poppy Pods" is a watercolor 2.5"x3.5" ACEO on 140 lb. watercolor paper. It was painted October 25, 2007. Purchase this painting.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Stable Roof: October 23, 2007

I wasn't too thrilled with my "Thunderhead" painting so I did another painting of a rooftop of an old stable in Hamilton, Montana. I was much happier with this painting. "Stable Roof" is an acrylic 2.5"x3.5" ACEO on illustration board. It was painted October 23, 2007. Purchase this painting.

Thunderhead: October 23, 2007

I painted "Thunderhead" to try my hand at painting a cloud. I think I need more practice. "Thunderhead" is an acrylic 2.5"x3.5" ACEO on illustration board. It was painted October 23, 2007. Sold.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Black Lab Pup: October 22, 2007

"Black Lab Pup" is an acrylic 2.5"x3.5" ACEO on gessoed illustration board. It was painted October 22, 2007. Purchase this painting.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

30-Minute Self-Portrait: October 21, 2007

I did this "30-Minute Self-Portrait" as a result of seeing an artist challenge on last Thursday. I used my favorite colors together, green and plum. This bears a little resemblance to me but I would need more that 30 minutes to make it more accurate.
"30-Minute Self-Portrait" is an original acrylic 5"x7" painting on gessoed illustration board. It was painted October 21, 2007.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Native Paint: October 18, 2007

"Native Paint" is an original 2.5"x3.5" acrylic ACEO on illustration board. It was painted October 18, 2007. Sold.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Jake: October 16, 2007

"Jake" is complete! The background is a more masculine green and has a little more interest than the flat green. "Jake" is a commissioned oil painting. It is 8"x10" on stretched canvas. Sold.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Jake Progress: October 15, 2007

I think I have finished Jake but I am not happy with the background. I worked on it a little but I think I might need to make a drastic change.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Jake Progress: October 13, 2007

Jake has a nose now but he still needs quite a few adjustments.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Jake Progress: October 12, 2007

Jake has more detail in his mouth. A dog's open mouth is very complicated!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Jake Progress: October 11, 2007

Poor Jake was face-less for way too long! Now he has a little definition to his mouth. Today I worked on both the shed and Jake. I worked on the shed until I ran out of paint. What a beautiful day we had today! The trees are at their peak and the weather was perfect! Along with a photo of my lovely shed is the view that I had while painting it.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Today's Paint Job: October 9, 2007

This is why I'm not getting any painting done lately. It's autumn and I've been winterizing, cleaning out the garden, painting the shed, etc. Today I primed the shed.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Busy Week: October 6 2007

Whew! What a busy week I've had! I took down one show and prepared for and set up another bigger one. Now I can get back to painting.
Some news: Today I am the featured artist on the ETSY Greetings blog: Check it out!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Jake Progress: October 1, 2007

This looks so strange when it is in progress! It's eerie!