Saturday, November 30, 2013

White Rabbit in Winter 2013

With the cold weather coming and the holidays, I feel like painting white rabbits in snow. It is fun to make up the scene and play with whites.
6 x 6 oil on Raymar panel

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Cutie Peeled

I am nursing a cold. I am not too sick to paint this before I eat it. 
8 x 6 oil on canvas on masonite panel

Monday, November 25, 2013

Clouds over the Far Bank

Painted for the Daily Paintworks challenge to paint clouds.
12 x 6 oil on canvas.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Three Green Pears

I had wiped off a cloud painting. These pears were easier. I just did not want another failure.
9 x 12 oil on canvas on masonite

Monday, November 18, 2013

Two Pears

It was between this and the apples. I thought maybe the apples might be soft so I chose these pears. I think next time I may try those red pears.
6 x 8 oil on canvas

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Three Lambs in the East Pasture

These lambs were from the photos I took in the spring. 
6 x 12 oil on canvas

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Taylor's Red Glasses

I have often shied away from painting glasses, but just couldn't resist these. 
6 x 6 oil on canvas

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Horse on Chalk Ridge Road

There is a stable on Chalk Ridge Road and I will stop along the road and take photos. This is painted from the photo references 
9 x 12 oil on canvas on masonite panel

Monday, November 11, 2013

Popcorn on Movie Night

Nothing interesting on TV so my husband is picking up a movie and I made the popcorn.
 I purchased the bowl from a fundraiser and the popcorn from the Boy Scouts. The current exhibit at the our local art center in Fort Madison, Iowa benefits the local homeless shelters and food banks. If you live nearby stop by and purchase a one of a kind bowl for charity.
6 x 6 oil on canvas click to bid

Friday, November 8, 2013

Don't Let Her Out

This is my granddaughter's cat who often stares outside. She was a stray and now has a comfortable existence and the only worries she has is the kids wanting to pick her up and pet her. I wonder if she misses the life she had before.
8 x 8 oil on panel.  

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Mount Vernon Iowa at the Quarry

I have painted this in oil. Last night I taught a class in pastel and did this in the class. 
Pastel on Le Carte paper 10 x 13

House with a Blue Roof

This is a driveway off a country road. I ended up working from a photo because a sign across the road said no trespassing. Once I had set up on a road to a field thinking the farmer would not be using it that time of year. I had just finished setting up my french easel when the farmer showed up with his tractor pulling something. I apologized and moved on.
9 x 12 oil on canvas

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Three Pink Tutus

I took a photo of these three, Photoshopped their positions, then added the tutus and made up the background. This is pushing me out of my comfort zone.
9" x 12" oil on canvas on masonite panel.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Rodeo Park Fall Walker

I was plein air painting in Rodeo Park Saturday when this man came walking by on the trail. He graciously consented to let me take his picture on the bench. He may not recognized himself and I changed the color of his hat. The bench really needed something and putting people in paintings give them scale and personality.
6" x 12" oil on canvas panel.
I painted the above on preprimed canvas that I then glue to masonite panels. This give me the option to crop the image. I dropped this into Photoshop to see what it would look like as a 6 x 6.

This is the other half as a 6 x 6. I think I might like them as cropped images. I may revisit that in a week.
6 x 6 oil on canvas.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fall at Wilson Lake

This time of year gives me a chance to work on my oranges and yellows. I have painted this same scene in winter.
9 x 12 oil on canvas on masonite panel. to bid

This was painted when the leaves were off the trees. There were a few brown leaves on the deciduous trees. At that point the evergreen's needles were getting that deep brown. A sort of barren landscape before the first snow.