Saturday, January 24, 2015

ORIGINAL LANDSCAPE PAINTING OF SUPER MOON

 
Hey Friends,  Totally forgot to post anything yesterday !  DUH.  I was so engrossed in painting just slipped my mind.  Normally on Friday nights I have my Gran-Babes but not this time.  They had a family night.
So I painted this last night along with 4 more of various sizes.  Don't ya love a good roll?
 
Up for auction on EBAY.  Doesn't engage until tomorrow night.
 
Happy Trails

Thursday, January 22, 2015

ORIGINAL PLEIN AIR START AND THE GRAND FINALE

 
Hey Friends,  Here is the end result.  Below is what I started with.  Sometimes Mother Nature does not make this painters life easy.  Below was just the beginning but even then there wasn't much to work with in the sky.  I repainted that sky 3 times.  Still not sure if that's the best I can do.
This is a rather large one @ 11"x 17" on Terra Skin.  A new development in artist paper that I really like the texture of.  It is made from crushed stone, so you would think it's OK to use oils on.

 
Thank you for stopping in.  Hope you return tomorrow.
 
Happy Trails

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ORIGINAL SKYSCAPE PAINTING WITH UTILITY POLE

 
Hey Friends,  We had another beautiful day here in the SW Mountains of Virginia.  I walked around a bit with the camera, shooting this and that.
Came home and painted a few small pieces of the utility poles.  No birds today.  Odd.
 
This is for auction in EBAY
 
I'm painting a scene along the Blue Ridge Parkway, so I shall be on my way.
 
Happy Trails

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

ORIGINAL PLEIN AIRE PAINTING IN SALEM, VIRGINIA

 
Hey Friends,  I was ready because I caught the weather report last night.  Today, Tuesday the 20th of Jan. the temps. went up into the 50's.  The sun was glorious, nice breeze most of the time.  Once, twice it was a full gale.
I went out past Dixie Caverns and turned onto an old familiar road (can't remember name) that goes past the new regional jail.  After the RR tracks is a tiny white church on the left.  Pulled in there to paint this beautiful barn and silo across the road with the mountains in background.
Had to include the white streams airplanes make just as they were.  I'm pretty sure anybody else would tell me that is a design NO NO.    But I have a license that says I can do anything I want with paint.

 
Went on around to the end of that road and started this one.  It will be finished tonight, I hope.
This is acrylic on Terra Skin.  This new paper is made from stone.  Amazing stuff.  Feels wonderful.
Artists should give it a try.  I found mine at Cheap Joes.
 
Glad you could stop in.
Happy Trails

Monday, January 19, 2015

ORIGINAL PAINTING OF "MYSTERY TREES"

 
Hey Friends,  Another "start" is finished.  This is the view behind the Home Place Restaurant on Rt.311-headed towards Catawba.  Beautiful piece of land.  These trees really caught my attention.  I did not do them justice.  I was finishing this painting from a photo and I'm sure the colors were incorrect.  I need to go back before they change colors
 
It is supposed to be in the upper 50's tomorrow (Tues) so that sounds like the place to go!
 
I was painting this start on the spot with my friends from Texas and they did not think the trees were Mesquite but were not sure.  So they remain a mystery.
 
This is for auction on EBAY- CLICK HERE
 
Happy Trails

Friday, January 16, 2015

"GRAZING" ORIGINAL PAINTING OF THE NATIVE BISON

 
Hey Friends,  Finished this piece last night.  Just need to varnish now.  I have taken photos at a tiny little glitch in Rt. 311 past Catawba called PaintBank.  There is a farm that raises these beasts.  I will have to go back to my notebook to find the name.  They sell the meat there at the little country store that is called Paintbank also.  Beautiful area to paint in.
I decided to put this piece up for auction in EBay.  Because I'm wondering if E-Bayers like this subject and Native Americans also.  CLICK HERE to check the auction.
 
Happy Trails

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

ORIGINAL PAINTING - "WINDIEST DAY EVER"

 
Hey Friends,  I have been a wee bit busy - just painting !!  YAY, love it when I get to paint all day.  That makes winter bearable, for me anyway.  What do you like to do during the winter?
 
Over at the DLP blog,  you can see what some of the members like to do during the yucky gray days of winter.  CLICK HERE.
 
Now the painting above is for auction in EBAY.  It is scheduled to go live tomorrow night.
Click the Ebay word above.
 
Thanks for stopping in and looking around.
 
Happy Trails

Sunday, January 11, 2015

ORIGINAL PAINTING OF LITTLE GIRL SKIPPING SIDEWALK CRACKS

 
Hey Friends,  This little girl is a great model.  She will dress up or down and go about her business as you take photos.  She pretends she is doing whatever you ask of her.  For this shoot, I asked her to pretend she was walking on a tightrope, high in the sky.  This particular frame looked like she was avoiding the sidewalk cracks, so she wouldn't hurt her Mothers back.
 
This is listed in ETSY now.
 
Thanks for stopping in.
Happy Trails

Saturday, January 10, 2015

ORIGINAL LANDSCAPE PAINTING OF STOWE VERMONT

 
Hey Friends,  A piece I finished last year.  Painted from photos my Sister took while visiting my Aunt Shirley in Burlington, Vermont.  Aunt Shirley is buried under about 8' of snow right now but I would love to see her country in the summer.  She says it is very green.
 
I'm trained as a professional framer so you can trust that this frame is well made.  It is not a glaring shade of gold, kind of mello, with a touch of bronze.  It is handsome.
 
It is available in ETSY.
 
Happy Trails

Thursday, January 8, 2015

CHECKING THE HERD - ORIGINAL SMALL PAINTING OF HORSE AND RIDER

 
Hey Friends,  Hope everyone is still fairing well in this deep freeze.  Won't be much longer 'til spring !
 
The painting above was developed from several different photos.  You know how hard it is to get models to do exactly what you want.  The dog spent most of his energy chasing the cows.  And the human rarely sat up straight !  We artists know how to overcome all obstacles.  LOL.
 
It's available in ETSY.
 
Hopefully I will learn how to use PICMONKEY soon and have some collages to show you.
 
Happy Trails