Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I was a little heavy handed in painting this. There are certain images that bear painting over and over; winter groves of pecan trees fall into this category. I was just thinking about family and being single and trying to find that person to share your life with. How complicated it all seems, but probably really isn't.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I just feel like I'm in france. I think that tomatoes on the vine really do taste better. The last painting that had tomatoes in it was 'speaking of France', it might be that painting tomatoes makes me think of France, where I pretty much ate bread and tomatoes the whole time (poor). I mean they were great tomatoes and bread...
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Funny how the sky could be so different in different places. I always love seeing the Mountains when I visit. Weird how when you live in a place you sometimes forget to appreciate the beauty it offers. The California palette is just so crispy, here in the south, we have "California days" when the humidity goes away for a brief moment.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Langan Park Mobile AL. Tracy called me and asked me to come along with her to paint this morning at the park, what fun.
When I was about ten years old my Aunt Ruth took me with her to paint in this park, and a photographer from the paper took some pictures of us and we were in the paper...very fancy stuff. When I was in a painting class at South , a near by University, we painted the park, I was proud of my efforts; my Professor said that it looked like a "Sunday painter" had painted it. Hmmm that offhand comment kept me from landscape painting in general for years! Now I am just happy to paint ...however it is that I paint! Ha- .
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Japanese fighting fish, courtesy of a neighbor. The friendly fish swimming up to say "Hi", and look at the way he puffs up to show off his pretty colors...okay, he is just trying to start a fight, but don't tell the kids.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Just the classic morning treat. Cup of coffee. Oh wait, you'd better have some eggs too, or you will feel like killing someone in a few hours!I have also included a small "head shot" that I just finished and delivered. The small portrait is so selfishly fun for me. I could paint one everyday...maybe that should be my next endeavor....daily portraits...hmmm.