Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I accidently became a polluter....

Yep.  This photo is of me at Clifty Falls State Park.  Right before this I was leaning over the side, looking over one of the beautiful cliffs when my water bottle fell out of my belt and over the edge!  I couldn't believe it and was mortified!  I can't tell you how many times I've been mad because I think that people have left their water bottles/trash at our parks....and now I'm one of them!  We replaced my water bottle and actually tried to go back up the creek to the overlook but ran into this wall.  It looks small in this photo, but is way taller than I could climb.  Needless to say, Tom teased me the whole rest of the trip.  I'm fanatical about taking your trash out.  We had a lovely day, except for my incident.  I didn't do any onsite painting, but took lots of photos. 
It may be hard to see in the photo, but that's Tunnel Falls behind Tom.  I also love this park because I'm crazy about fossils.  This place has lots of them! 
I was telling one of my students this weekend that sometimes there are paintings that I don't want to sell and want to keep for myself.  This is one of them. 

For this or other paintings I have up for auction this week, just click on the link at the above right. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Another Still life....

Here's another still life I started a while back and pretty much finished up this week.  Skulls are hard.  Seriously!!  One of the hardest things I've ever had to paint!  I have this stretched currently in a 24 x 24 inch format.  I'm going to change it to this I think.  I'm happier with this crop I guess.  The glare is so hard to photograph too!  If anyone has any tricks to getting rid of the glare on dark paintings, I would love to hear it. 

For this or other landscape paintings I have up for auction on ebay, just click on the link at the above right. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Clouds and Flowers....

Ok, so here's the botanical from the last post completed and still drying on the easel.  I just love painting these! 
And here's the detail.  My camera of course doesn't capture all of the colors in the shadows of the flower. 
The finished painting is 24 x 24 inches.  A fairly large format.  I'm working on larger paintings these days.  Below is another little landscape with guess what....???  More clouds.  The only thing I like better than flowers are clouds! 
For this or other paintings I have available for sale on ebay, just click on the link at the above right. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Lots of painting....

I've been doing lots of painting this week.  I love doing still life work and I've been working on some botanicals that are large and are from a pretty close up point of view.  They look much like my still lifes so I guess I'll classify them as that.  I've posted a photo of some of my drying racks with it on it.  It's the calla lily with the red background (size is 24 x 24 inches).  This is at the block in phase.  So what do you think?  Still life or botanical?  
For the above little landscape or other paintings I have up for auction this week, just click on the link at the above right.