Saturday, March 8, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Hey Friends, This is an 8x10 done from some photos I took on a beautiful blustery day last fall. This was a chilly day and I've been waiting and waiting for another such day to roll into this area. I could have this morning, it was nice, but other chores kept me inside and now it's dark. Another front has moved in and we may get more snow !
This is the year of the endless winter.
This interpretation of a beautiful day is up for auction in Ebay - Click Here.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Hey Friends, On a little quick trip to Beliveau Estate on Blacksburg Road just to see what the lavender what doing last spring. I took several photos, all from the car, which is not usually the better vantage point. But we do what we can. I really enjoyed that little trip and as soon as the blah winter disappears I'm going again. It is a B&B so maybe I'll spend the night !!
This acrylic on a sandy surface canvas panel 6x6. Click here for the Ebay auction page.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Hey Friends, This is a new painting. A small one done on a navy blue ground. I liked painting on this navy blue with white. Makes a very cool, as in temperature, painting. Just straight painting with acrylics.
I have been going through my older paintings and I have found I can't tell which are oil and which are acrylic, if I didn't mark them. Do any of the artists out there know a secret way to tell them apart?
I'm a little surprised because I always thought they would be easy to identify.
This little darling is for auction on Ebay too. Click here if ya wanna look.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Hey Friends, I am trying to clear my studio of some older paintings. Maybe these should go in the fire but then again some people like precision/realism. I don't remember WHY I choose to paint these. Maybe they would make a nice gift for a gardener.
You can take a look at Ebay by clicking here. I think the auction ends pretty soon.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Hey Friends, I'm asking for opinions. I know we all have differing opinions and most of the time I don't trust mine so I thought why not ask you guys. A couple weeks ago I posted an old painting of a cliff I saw in Michigan on Lake Michigan. A well known, I would say well respected, painter left a comment for me. He said something like "Strong work & beautiful painting". I was thrilled and totally surprised by his taking the time to comment. I always liked the piece but it never sold so I thought I was wrong in thinking it was good. I do know how to ramble, huh?
Anyway, I finished these 2 and can't decide if they are any good. I must confess they look better on my monitor. They look brighter. Usually I say "They look better in real life". Not this time.
Both are from the same little stretch of the Roanoke River in South Salem area of the new Greenway. I want to make a much bigger one and I'm hoping you guys can tell me what needs to be fixed before going bigger. In the 2nd piece I'm standing on a cliff looking down on the river and man fishing. I'm going to keep these for a while at least until I get the bigger one finished.
I hope you leave comments and I thank you in advance.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Hey Friends, I put the last little black and white cow in Ebay for auction. I never will figure out why no one local wanted her. Could be the turquoise. But it's one of my favorite colors.
Look at her eyelashes! Click here for Ebay
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Hey Friends, After the chilly polar bears comes a warm little female Bluebird. Probably tired and hungry from the flight. She is painted on an ink sketch with watercolors on Arches 300 # Paper.
She is in Ebay waiting for you to bid on her, I mean choose her. She is in a 5x7 Mat and ready for a standard sized frame. Click here to see her.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Hey Friends, I put some of my polar bears happily wearing scarves and some swinging in Ebay auctions. Click here to see this guy.
What I really wanted to tell you is, it kept snowing today. My first post about Pax the Blizzard, my yardstick was at 12" then when it quit again this afternoon it was about 17" !!! Wow ! We may never get off this hill. Nobody could shovel that much snow.
Look at my Subaru........It's buried.. I don't wanna shovel any of it. It's supposed to warm up to the 40's and 50's by first of the week. Maybe that will be enough to melt it. But I need to go to the Post Office and work at least one day. I hope everyone will forgive me for not getting out.
On the bright side, I had a most enjoyable day painting. I finished 5 small ones.
Hey Friends, I thought maybe some of my friends that aren't local would like to see what happened here last night ! Above, looking out the front door. There are birds, can you see them?
This is a slightly better shoot. I think some of them might be Junco's. I filled the feeder and new suet yesterday before it all started. But I forgot to get the shovels out of the crawl space. Duh.
This is my famous field up there. I've painted this field at least a hundred times. New goat house at the top. It is 10:30 AM EST and it is still coming down lightly.
Here is a blurry shot of the deep snow. Yep, that's 12 inches and still coming down.
Here is the dead giant pine right beside my studio (used to be my Dad's workshop). I really thought that when I saw it this morning it might be down or missing a lot of limbs. But No, it is hanging on. The woodpeckers had a good time on it last summer. I assume it died of old age.
Now I need to get busy with that brush.