Thursday, February 28, 2013

DAY 16 painting #12

This morning the painting started out with a vase made by a woman who had just fallen in love.  It is a beautiful vase and I will use it in another painting.  About the 4th layer of painting I changed the design and it felt like I was visiting Tahiti in the impressionist era.  I brought my own hot chocolate bowl.
This is 12" x 16" acrylic on canvas.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

DAY 15 just how still do you want

Sometimes ideas for paintings just don't jump to the forefront of my brain.  When that happens I have lots of impressionists to choose from. A Matisse still life is my favorite.  This painting is representative of one he did in 1918.  Of course the colors are different and I used a jar instead of a glass of water, etc.
However, that being said, I see painters in galleries painting paintings by the masters.  Their task is to copy the painting and by doing so they will learn the techniques. And on days like today, I want to do just that.  I am unwilling to use the oils though.  I still prefer the acrylic and hair dryer method.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

DAY 14

When the sun is shining, when I am up before 6:30 and when I remember to look, there are rainbows on most of my walls from my chandelier.  I am always reminded of the movie Pollyana.  And, if truth be told, I wanted to be like her growing up.
This painting is 12" x 24", acrylic on canvas.

Monday, February 25, 2013

DAY 13

DAY 13, painting #9. When I was a young girl, I had an old clear vitamin bottle with a rubber stopper filled with old paste jewelry pieces (and one amber like bee from cracker jacks).  I would put it up to the sun and spin it to see all the sparkly.  It was and continues to be magic for me.
Enjoy this little 9 x 12" piece for today. 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

First of 30

I did not realize that I did not put up the first of 30 days image.  I love Monet's roses.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

DAY 10

What I am realizing is that a painting a day might be a bit of a stretch given it takes me so long to actually finish a painting; then like it.  So I missed yesterday but have one today.  One thing I know for sure: it will probably be many more colors before it leaves the studio.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

DAY 8 Pretty as a Picture

I missed DAY 6 so I finished one painting and made a second to compensate.  The madonna "I hope you dance" is a commission for Jole that I have been working on for a few weeks. 
The "pretty as a picture" is more about colors for me.  I am in love with rose, the golden brand liquid green gold and a hint of orange. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

DAY 7 Home at last

Ok, I admit, I did not paint yesterday, Day 6.  I believe I spent the day at a flea market and on the couch catching up on all my taped tv shows.  It was luxurious. And, the girl scout cookies showed up.

So, here is Day 7, HOME at last.  I paint a lot of homes as I have moved 65 times in my life.  No, I was not an army brat, just moved a lot.  Must be some gypsy blood in my family. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Day 5 of 30 Pears

I remember one year when all I wanted to paint was pears in every color imaginable.  So I painted this little 6 x 12 piece today.  It seems to be so often just about the color.  Thank you Bridget for helping me spell yummilicious. I do believe it is a made up word.


Good Afternoon.  This morning I made an apron. It was fun to sew again.  She watches over me and I still have to put in the pockets for all the "stuff" I carry in them.
Now I need to paint my next piece of daily art.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Day 4

DAY 4 of 30 pictures.  This one is only 5" x 5" and I did a close up of my newest chandeliers with a nest of eggs.  The colors are as bright as the sun in our sky today.  Enjoy!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

DAY 3 of the 30 days of paintings.  This one is 8" x 10" and called "sometimes the silver lining is gold".  Enjoy! and Happy Valentines Day to you all too.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Yesterday I began my 30 paintings in 30 days due to the inspiration of Annie Farrow Salness.  My girlfriend Betsy Bensen said the best way to post is to first put the images on this blog then link to my facebook i paint pictures page.  Ok ladies, Day 2. "Her tea towels come from Paris". 9" x 12" acrylic on canvas.  Here is a close up and the entire painting.  Enjoy!