Thursday, December 31, 2015

It's a New Year!!



Thank you to all my blog followers.  I wish you and your families a healthy and happy 2016.

Cheers!



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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Rose Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil

This is a little painting I did recently.  I was experimenting with using safflower oil as a medium.  I normally paint using only a touch of turps when I want to free up the paint a little, but have decided to try another technique.

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I can see it will take a little adjustment on my part, as I tend to use too much oil and get some soupy paint.  However, I like the over all effect and the nice finish it leaves.  No more varnish needed!




The down side is it requires drying time and of course, there is the fire hazard.  I have been told to put my rags and paper towels in a plastic bag at the end of the day and wet them down with water to  make sure they don't spontaneously combust.  I also have one of those fire proof trash cans, so I will use both methods to keep the studio (and my house) safe.

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Florida Landscape Painting, Sky Painting, "Heading Out" 14x20" Oil SOLD

Well, the big week is finally here.  Soon Christmas will be here.  I don't know about you, but I have some very excited grandchildren.  Not to mention plenty of last minutes errands to run!  So, today's post will be short but sweet!

Speaking of sweet, a very sweet woman from Jacksonville commissioned me to do two oils for her.  She had a pair of stunning frames that she wanted to use, so we took two of my existing paintings that she admired and changed to format from 6x18"  to 14x20".  Needless to say, that changed the feel of the original works completely.


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We were both happy with the results.

Thanks for taking the time, from YOUR busy schedule, to read my blog today.



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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Floral with Melon Still Life, 14x18x.75" Oil

Today's art is a workshop painting.  I recently attended a 4-day workshp with one of my favorite artists, Elio Camacho.  Elio is as good as an instructor as he is as an artist.  I would be hard pressed to find another instructor with as much knowledge and one who gave me as much individual attention.  Maybe he thought I need the attention more than others....just kidding.  Everyone in the class got lots of instruction tailored to their individual needs.

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This is my second Elio workshop and I have already signed up for another.  I need constant reinforcement to actually put his techniques in practice.

Elio is not an internet artists, but you can find his work on Pinterest.  He doesn't allow photos taken of him that expose his face.  You will see lots of images of him at the easel, always from behind.

He lives in the Bay area, but travels to Florida in the Spring and Fall of each year to do workshops in several locations here.  Workshop information is available on his website here.  If you decide to go, you will have a real treat ahead of you, as he is also a very interesting person with a wonderful sense of humor.  Enjoy!


Have a great day!

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Small Floral Still Life. Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Flower Painting, 9x12x.75" Oil

Still playing catch up!  In retrospect, it was probably not a good idea to be out of state three months, attend a 4 day workshop and accept almost 20 commissions just weeks before the holidays.

So although I am painting every day, I am struggling to find new works that I can show on my blog at this time.

I did manage to do this one:

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 I really enjoyed painting something that I wanted to paint, and I think it shows.  Free and easy strokes and a touch of whimsy.


The holidays are almost here.  I are you getting that slightly franic feeling that I have?  Time to take a deep breath and decide just what is important and what it not.

Thanks for reading my blog today.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A Little French Landscape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x10x1.5" Oil SOLD

In my last post, I showed a mountain landscape commission.  Today I am posting the second landscape my client ordered.

He has been lucky enough to live in many fabulous locations during his career.  This  painting is also from one of his photographs of his many travels....the beautiful French countryside.

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I must say, I felt a little envy when I saw this beautiful scene.  Looks like it came straight out of a movie, don't you think?



Thank you for viewing my blog today.

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Mountain Range, Daily Painting, Small oil painting, 11x14x1.5 Oil SOLD

I have been working on multiple commissions since July, which has  made it difficult to keep up with my daily paintings.  This is one of the commissions that I delivered recently.



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The client is an excellent photographer who lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I was supplied with his image, which is the view from his home.  The mountains in the photograph showed the distinct edges, I believe to be lines of trees on the ridges.

It was an enjoyable painting to create and the customer was happy with the end results.

Have a great December day!



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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Seascape with Sunset, 6x8" Oil SOLD

Another in my long fascination with oceans and, or, sunrise/sunset paintings.  I am not sure why I am so attracted to them, but I am!

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I always enjoy playing with thick paint!  I have been accused of being that person who "plays with her food".  Wrong!

For whatever reason, the process and the results please me....and that is my goal.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Fall Landscape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Oil

This little painting is a result of my recent stay in the Smoky Mountains.


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I've had an exhausting two months.  We left for our 2nd home in North Carolina the end of August, and returned home to Florida Nov.1  I had 12 hours at home, before I left for 5 wonderful days in a workshop with the fabulous painter, Elio Camacho.  Pure Heaven!

Elio is a charming and knowledgeable instructor and gives all his students an incredible amount of information and attention.  I am looking forward to his next series of Florida workshops in the spring.

Thanks for viewing my blog today.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Small Seascape Wave Painting, Daily Painting Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Oil SOLD

I had the urge to experiment with a seascape painting.  In the past, I painted lots of seascapes, but have done nothing recently.  I decided to zoom in on one wave and try painting.


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Here is a close up of he close up....



I'm going to try this again!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Daily Painting, Small Acrylic Seascape, 6x8" Acrylic

I have been working on a secret project that requires me to paint in acrylics.  To ready myself, I tried a few small acrylic paintings.  This is my first attempt.

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I am not sure how I feel about acrylics at this point.  I think I will be happy to get back to my oils, but like anything else, practice makes perfect.  There must be many techniques I am unaware of.  Maybe by the time I finish my project, I will have discovered some of them.

Change can be a good thing, but not always enjoyable.

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Impressionist Daily Art, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Fairy House", 6x8" House Painting

This small oil painting was a surprise to me.  I wanted to paint a house, but this is not what I had in mind.

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 I know all of us artists browse the internet, looking for artist's works that we enjoy, and trying to learn from others.  That is why you are here, reading this post.

Waclaw Jagielski

I am no different.  I recently found this image on facebook, from an artist that I admire.  I was very inspired by this work and decided to try a house painting of my own.  As you can see, they are very different works.

The moral of this story is ...........don't be afraid to be inspired by others and always stretch your art.  You never know when you will come away frustrated or find new confidence in your techniques.  My painting is not what I was looking for, but, I am happy with it and I feel it pushed my skills in new ways.

Thank you for reading my blog today...now, go get inspired!


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Flower Window Box Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Floral

I have always loved flower window boxes, but for some reason, I have never owned one.  Maybe that is why I have this urge to paint a few.

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This is the second one I have painted recently....maybe a series is in the works.

As I write this, it is a beautiful fall morning in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Here is the view out my window.


The dogwoods have little red berries now.

It's begining to look a lot like autumn!
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wildlife Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Art, "Into the Sunset" , 6x8" Oil

This painting was a real experiment for me.  I wanted to paint a sunset, wildlife and marsh, but could not find a reference image  that I liked.


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Then I remebered a workshop I took, many years ago from Fritz vanEeden.  Fritz is an artist of international aclaim.  Among his many talents is his ability to paint images that he pulled from his mind's eye.

I gave it a try!


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I started with the direction of the sky and clouds and then laid in the  wetlands below.


I have to admit, I did use a photo reference for the heron.  I just could not visualize all those body parts!

All in all, I was happy the day's efforts, and hopefully, this technique will come in handy in the future.

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