Monday, December 26, 2011

Faces # 37 4" x 4" oil on canvas boarad

Another fun face to do. Notorious member of the HIlton Head Gang
This is Kelly "MacGrins" MacDonald.
To find out more about MacGrins check out her blog:

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Golden Hour 9" x 12" Oil

This one one of the last plein air paintings I did this fall, not counting my trip to HIlton Head. I painted in the afternoon to see if the light really would be different and have than golden glow everyone talks about. It seemed like the sun just made everything shimmer with saturated colors. I am looking forward to trying to paint snow on location. Any tips for keeping your fingers from freezing?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Trees oil pastel one watercolor paper

I was playing around with some very soft oil pastels - Porfolio Oil Pastels. They break easily they are so soft. and are water soluble. This time I didn't use any water just nice and thick like oil paint. I ended up painting with my fingers mostly because it blended them nicely.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Faces #36 4 x 4" oil

I'm back working on completing 100 small faces. I did this one in less than an hour because I had to go to work. I used a cad red light ground and really like the way it shows through on this on.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Breakfast with Richard 8" x 10" oil

This was for another challenge on www.Daily I like doing the challenges because it gives me a place to start and usually a subject matter I might not think of doing. This is my husband reading the paper with his morning coffee.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Turtle 12" x 16" oil

Recently Daily Paintworks posted a challenge, asking artists to paint a painting in the style of an artist they admire. So I decided to do this turtle painting in the style of Aboriginal Canadian, Norval Morrisseau, also know as Copper Thunderbird. He painted legends of his people. I love his use of black lines and bright colors.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

End of the Day 8" x 10"

I loved the shadows on this girl's legs and her reflection.