Friday, November 30, 2012

Studio Time

Oil - 5 X 7

I've been gifted with another solid block of studio time today.  I hope to finish a few more paintings.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Good to Remember

Ran across this bumper sticker while walking Cobie yesterday morning.  Fortunately, we  haven't run into too many grumpy people since we moved here.  

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Trumpet Player

Oil with Palette Knife - 6 X 6

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Favorite Color

Persimmons and Orange - Sold
Oil with Palette Knife - 6 X 6

Our friend Elizabeth joined us for dinner on Thanksgiving.  She brought the most amazing huge appetizer plate, complete with delicious dips, crackers and fresh fruit, AND a couple of bottles of Beckham's Oregon Pinot Noir.  

These persimmons and the orange were all that was left.  Thank you, Elizabeth. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Dr. Hoo

Dr. Hoo - Sold
Oil with Palette Knife - 6 X 6

Not too serious, ...

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Ornament Mania

Oil with Palette Knife - 6 X 6

Thought I'd practice painting some unsuspecting Christmas ornaments. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thanks, Leslie

Oil with Palette Knife - 6 X 6

My favorite workshop ever was offered by Leslie Saeta in 2011.   My opinion is based on the talent and skill of the instructor, individual attention given by the instructor, and a safe, spacious setting.   Of course, lots of giggles and a little goofing off doesn't hurt.

I had a lengthly review of her workshop at the side of my old blog which disappeared with the blog.   Leslie has had such a positive effect on me, though,  that I'll rewrite one soon.  And I'll add lots of photos.

For those of you who know her work, you can see her influence above.  This was my reintroduction to palette knife painting.

Friday, November 23, 2012


Oil with Palette Knife - 6 X 6

A few days ago, my eye caught this sweet little squirrel near our bird feeder.  I was able to get two quick photos of him before our dog Cobie convinced him to move on.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm thankful that God gave me life and every experience that comes with it.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Here Goes

Untitled - Sold
Watercolor - 11 X 14

After being away from painting for so many months, I thought I'd dive right in where I left off.   What planet was I on?

I'm finally painting on a regular basis.   Watercolor has definitely helped ease the transition back to my favorite reality.