Hope this fellow helps you to wake up a bit when you look at this bright colorful face! I sure do love painting roosters and know he would make a great gift for someone to put in this kitchen or dining room and bring a smile to their face! Have a great day!
Strolling along the beach at that magic hour right before sunset when the light is so beautiful. It is windy and a little chilly at the beach today. Crazy how fast it started to feel like the fall. Time for pumpkins and a fire in the fireplace soon! Hope your week is off to a great start!
12" by 12" original oil on 3/4 inch canvas with sides painted
Day two of the 30 day challenge....just kidding. I seemed to have misplaced a couple of weeks! I have decided to skip this group challenge and set up my own in the near future. In the meantime, I have been painting up a storm. Some paintings are lesson plans for my class at Michael's and those paintings are not for sale. Another group of large paintings are for my show in November at the Barnes winery in Hamilton, Virginia. It is scheduled for the 23rd and will be a show dedicated to my paintings! I am really excited about it and will be posting more information in the coming weeks. This is my all time favorite cow to paint. She helped inspire my journey of painting cows and her curiosity that brought her to the fence on the night we all were standing around the bonfire, toasting one another in Valentia, Ireland, and planning out our late night painting session in Barbara's studio. She wanted to see what those crazy artists were up to on a summer night where the sun doesn't set until near 11 o'clock. I like the white of her fur reflected all the colors of twilight. Thanks so much for stopping by!
This fellow is unbound and ready for his day in all its glory! I decided to start off the month by joining Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 challenge and this guy is happy to be first! I have been painting up a storm getting ready for a show at the winery in Hamilton, Virginia. The date is still to be determined but I have been painting some larger pieces and have been loving it. So the plan it to post every day for the month of September and hope you will follow along with me. You never know where it will lead!
The gull has become one of my favorite subjects to paint since moving near the ocean and I loved painting the marshy grasses! I will be painting larger pieces in the coming weeks to get ready for
a special Ladies Night event at The Barnes at Hamilton Square on September 18th. They will
be featuring my paintings that night in a beautiful old barn that has been renovated and made into a tasting room. There is a gorgeous stone fireplace that goes all the way to the rafters. I hope you will stop by if you live in the area! I will share more as I get the details. Let me know what other subjects
you think I should paint. I just finished a horse that I met in a field up that way and will be posting him soon. Hope you have a wonderful week! Thanks so much for stopping by!
What a joy filled painting day I have had today! I began this painting with no drawing...just a coat of turquoise acrylic paint and some red thrown in for good measure. Then I began finding the shapes using oil and looking for values and tones. I worked to break up my edges and used a large brush, palette knife and even my fingers! WOW....it doesn't get any better than allowing yourself to loosen up and play in paints with some great music to dance to while at play!
This piece was done as a gift for dear friends of mine. This is their sweet grandchild who was a delight to paint and reignited my interest in painting faces again! Hope your week is off to a great start! Thanks for checking in with me!