Saturday, July 11, 2009

INSIDE LOOKING OUT oil on canvas, 8x3.5

It was fun painting this little flower on the window sill in my studio. I love how the light comes through the clear glass and how the colors look through the glass. The flowers came from my neighbor's yard.

Friday, July 10, 2009

LOOKING UP oil on canvas, 6x4

I did this plein air palette knife painting yesterday afternoon in 100 degree heat! Can you tell how hot I was? I sat in the shade in front of my house and looked up at our flag waving in the breeze and painted as fast as I could. I started out in the shade, but finished with the sun on my legs and my palette, actually getting sunburned legs. I know--you're saying, "Why didn't you paint early in the morning before it got so hot???" I don't know... Anyway, here's the finished painting.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

GREEN ON BLUE oil on canvas, 3 1/2 x 8

I couldn't resist painting these delicious grapes. They're so much fun to paint. If you look closely, you can see many colors and translucency in them.

Green on Blue
8" x 3 1/2" (20.4cm x 8.9cm)
Oil on canvas

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

LILLIES oil on canvas, 8x10

My son, Russell, brought me this bunch of lillies from his garden when he came to visit over the weekend. I'm glad I took pictures of them because they don't last long. I painted them yesterday and some of them were still pretty. I looked at a photo to get the composition and the actual flowers for the colors.
10" x 8" (25.4cm x 20.4cm)
Oil on canvas on panel

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

MORNING AT THE FARM 20x24, oil on canvas

This is another view of my dad's farm which I've painted from numerous locations over the years. This view is looking northwest from the pond. The house where my grandparents lived is just past the buildings you can see up on the hill. This is a beautiful and very peaceful place in every season of the year.
Morning at the Farm
24" x 20" (61.0cm x 50.8cm)
Oil on canvas