Thursday, March 28, 2013

Everglades study 8"x 10"

This is from a photo I took when we visited the Everglades in February.  I really like the composition but there wasn't enough information in the photo for me to take it further.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Show at Palace Bakery

Sunday my husband and I hung my show at Palace Bakery on Pearl St. here in Eugene.  It was a challenge because you can't put any nails in the walls.  There are pre-positioned hooks nailed into a moulding strip so you have to hang the paintings on fishing line from the hooks--and they rarely are positioned where one would like.  But my husband had the brilliant idea of running a wire between several hooks so we could then use that to hang from.  It's certainly not as well hung as I would like but, given the circumstances, it's fine.
Palace Bakery will be on the Art Walk on April 5.  The show runs through April 21.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

March Day at Stewart Pond 8"x 10"

It's so great to have a stretch of decent weather.  I'm hoping to push myself to paint often.  My goals today were to make an interesting sky shape and to paint lighter.  I was pretty happy with both of those.  The trees came out a little orangey.  Still struggling with leafless trees.
Using round brushes has really helped me.  I had no trouble getting this canvas covered.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Amazon Slough at Bertelson 8"x 10"

 I've been painting outside lately but this is the first one I've felt comfortable posting.  I started using #4 rounds and am finding I can get a lot more paint on the panel quickly than with my little flats.  So I'm feeling good about the direction I'm heading.  Those 2 little black spots on the right bank are bugs who gave their lives for art.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Egg with Shells 6"x 6"

On our last class with Sarah we painted eggs and mine were so horrible that I decided to practice some at home.  I totally love these egg shells and their shadows.  I got a little help with the shells from looking at Carol Marine's work.  As far as painting fast, I think I'm just not a fast person.  This took about 4 hours.