Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pineapple and Melon with Lemons

Acrylic on Canvas

I wanted to try a traditional still life.
Acrylic on Canvas

Yes, another rooster. This one is fun and bright!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Blue Chair

Acrylic on canvas

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Rooster II

11x14 acrylic on canvas

Another rooster painting. I love roosters and chickens and have a collection of ceramic ones around my kitchen. I guess that is why I also love to paint roosters.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Peaceful Pasture 11x14 Acrylic on Canvas

I painted this scene from my imagination. After visiting the English countryside a few years ago I fell in love with all the sheep grazing throughout the countryside. Maybe it is because here in the southeastern US we don't seem to have too many sheep. I want to paint more landscapes with sheep in the future, so stay tuned.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Connie's Shoes

I painted this in Carole Foret's Creative Spirit class. It is acrylic on a 10"x10" canvas. I was looking down on the shoes, thus explaining the different perspective.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Rooster Painting

16x20 Acrylic on canvas
I painted this at a C&C Painting Journeys Workshop I took in Athens, AL this past weekend. C&C are Carole Foret and Claire Kayser, they conducted a fun and inspirational workshop at Carole's Athens studio. They host great workshops and if you are interested their website is http://www.caroleandclaire.com/ . I was happy with the way this painting turned out.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Acrylic or Oil?

"NC Hay Field" oil on linen panel. I am struggling with what medium to paint in. On one hand acrylics are fast, easy and have no odor. But, oils just have a certain "look" that appeal to me.
As always, I welcome comments.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Start with the Simple

Finally! I uploaded a picture. I welcome comments.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Welcome to my painting blog! Yes, I realize I should post an actual picture of a painting if I am to have a painting blog, I'm working on that. I have found the best light to photograph a painting is outdoors. It has been stormy and rainy the last few days so I am waiting on the sunshine.

First of all, I want to thank Carole Foret for inspiring, encouraging and instructing me on starting this painting blog! Carole is an inspiration to me and my painting. I took her Creative Spirit workshop over the winter and if anyone reading this is close to Athens, AL this workshop is a must do. Please check out her website at www.caroleforet.com . Carole is not only a great artist, teacher, wife and mother but she also is the drummer for a Christian Band www.sistergracemusic.com ! Thank you, Carole, for helping me to realize painting is my gift from God and I should use it!

I am hoping to have the first picture of a painting posted by the end of the weekend!