Thursday, January 31, 2008

Buffalo # 2 Almost done. . .

I have actually changed his face 2 or 3 times since I took this photo last night! The main idea in this one is for the buffalo in front to represent a leader and the ones in the back his followers. I guess that is self explanatory, just thought I would say it anyway! This buffalo painting WILL be done today! I am ready to start the buffalo #3.
You know I realized today that I always very optimistically say that I will be getting to this or that in the next few days when in reality it seems to take weeks. My mind sure moves faster than my time to paint will allow! Ahhh, such is the life!
I am going to the lake with girls this weekend and I am taking my painting supplies. I hope that I can get some paintings accomplished while having some good social time with some of my very best friends! We take this trip annually and I truely look forward to it from the moment it ends to the moment it begins again!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


This is my sweet daughter at almost 2. She loves sunglasses - and loves showing them off! This was a "See my glasses?" pose. I think I got the perspective of looking down on her pretty well. This was a fun angle to work from. Painted from a photo.

From my sketchbook. . .

This is a sketch of one of my boys looking at the critters he caught and detained in a sandbucket. It is so cold and wintery I am longing for the beach. I did this sketch from a photo while I waited for my oldest son to get out of his guitar lesson. I am trying to find more little nooks of time to practice my drawing skills. I think this will greatly enhance my paintings!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Apple Study #1

Acrylic on Canvas 8x8 (1 of 9)
I am doing 9 apple studies to make up one painting on 9 individual canvases. This is the first of those! I will be paintings these as a warm up to larger pieces I am working on or to vent frustration over those same larger pieces!
You know how you come to that point in a painting where you are stuck, frustrated, and wonder how you are going to pull it off? Well, I am getting to the point where I realize that if I just pull away for awhile and come back to it, I can see my work with a fresh eye and push on through it. What a wonderful revelation this has been! I now have 4 different projects going on and I am moving between them. When I get to that stuck place in one, I move to another and so forth.
I am thrilled with my newly organized studio! I will have to take pics and post them before it gets too lived in!

Work in Progress - Buffalo #2


This is a new buffalo painting that I am working on. I also have another buffalo painting in the works, but not yet started. Look for it in the next few days - after this one is done, of course!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Portrait of the PJ

This is another painting from the pictures my husband brought back from his fishing trip to Panama. This is the boat he and his friends stayed on. It really is a beautiful boat!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I am still here!

I apologize for the lack of posts over the past couple of months! The holidays really cut into my creative time! I am spending the month of January organizing myself and my studio. My studio was once the kids playroom and needs alot of TLC to make it a place I don't mind working in. Last year I worked in my dining room and found this a bit much to clean up at a moments notice!

I will post pics of my newly updated studio as soon as I am finished with it! Also, I have 3 painting projects going on and I will share these as they are completed!

Have a happy new year!