Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Today it is below zero with the wind chill factor and yesterday we got six inches of snow, but Sunday...ahh that was a day. The sun was shining, it was actually spring like....all the snow had melted. It was wonderful after being cooped up in the house. So I took my dog for a walk and found this great nest. It's about 12" in diameter when you count all the branches sticking out. I think I'll do several paintings using this nest.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Yipes Stripes

This is just about done, but I need it to dry a bit before adding the last details.

Friday, December 11, 2009


This photo came out a little dark, but I think I'm done.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


This is after five classes. I did about two hours of work at home and will now take it to class for one more session. I still need to fix the neck, nose, eyebrows, finish the background and shirt and maybe touch up the hair. I feel like you could just keep picking away at it, but I want to be done and try another one. Just need a willing model!

Still life oil sketches

These are two sketches I did in preparation for a larger painting. I wanted to try using a bold fabric. I found this stripe and thought it would be a good fabric to start with. both of these are 8" x 8". I also found some nice dried thistle like pods that I wanted to incorporate also.