Saturday, March 30, 2013

Lady Banks Rose Study

Our Lady Banks Rose bush is doing its once a year spectacular show.  The blooms come and go so fast---I'm hoping to do another painting but I might just have to wait until next year!

3 1/2 " x 11 3/4", oil on gessoed mat board

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Mustard Study

A study for my next painting: 
The left side I toned the background with burnt sienna, the right with ultramarine blue. I played with the yellows too. The left is predominately cadmium yellow deep and the right is lemon yellow.

6" x 6", oil on gessoed mat board

And some more portraits ---all sepia ink on paper:



Judy's sister

And... today when I was doing my mustard bottle study, my boys were drawing with me while I painted--- I'd have to say, one of my most favorite ways to spend time.
My oldest, 8, did this---A fly over grass. I love his red eye and curled proboscis.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


5" x 7 " Oil on cradled panel (sold)

This was my warm-up exercise. I do this sometimes before I paint my object if I'm feeling out of sorts.  I kind of like the way this one turned out.

6" x 6" oil on gessoed Crescent Mat board

And some select portraits from my portrait a day project:

sepia ink on paper

sepia ink on paper

charcoal pencil on paper

sepia ink on paper

sepia ink on paper