Friday, November 21, 2014

"Holiday Sparkle"

"Holiday Sparkle"
11.25" x 8.75"
watercolor on paper

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I'm starting to get in the spirit!! This is an old ornament that used to hang on our family Christmas trees way back in the 1970's.  I just love these retro decorations.  Have a great weekend and thank you for popping by!

(what this painting could look like when framed)


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Making Progress

work in progress
14" x 11"
watercolor on aquabord
Although I haven't yet posted this one, I began this painting earlier in the week.  Here's my progress thus far.  Thank you for taking a peek - have a good day!

work in progress - detail

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"Winterberries"

"Winterberries"
9.5" x 7"
(watercolor on paper)
starting bid:  $100

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I had a very productive day and am happy that I finished this today (Wednesday).  I may use it as my Christmas card this year.  I'm off to bed now!  Have a lovely day.

(what this painting could look like when framed)

More Stuff


I've spent some long hours in the studio the past few days and have started a bunch of new paintings.  Now it's time to start finishing them off.  :)

Have a great day!

"Winterberries" - wip 1

"Three Amigos" - wip 1

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Lot Of Stuff Going On


I think I'm finally back into the swing of things and have plenty to keep me busy. The photo above is from my work table Sunday night.  I completed the gourd on Monday (below).  I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do with it though.  I think I'm just going to hang onto it for a little bit.  I worked on my other paintings as well, so stay tuned.

"Gourd"
8" x 8"
watercolor on aquabord


Thank you for stopping by.  Have a good day!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Gourd

Gourd - progress shot #1

I'm working on a new still life -- a gourd painting -- 8" x 8" on aquabord.  Here are my progress shots so far.  I'm starting to feel a little bit back to normal.  Ruts are tough . . . but they always pass.

Gourd - progress shot #2

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pumpkin Pals

"Pumpkin Pals"
8" x 8"
watercolor on aquabord
starting bid:  $100

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All done and on to the next!  Thank you for popping by.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Working Things Out

"Pumpkin Pals" - wip
8" x 8"
watercolor on aquabord

I made some progress on this painting today.  I'm hoping that I can smooth out the foreground wash and make it a little darker.  I've also started a couple other paintings and took more photos today.  I hope I'm getting back into the swing of things.  Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Pumpkins . . .

"Pumpkin Pals" - wip
8" x 8"
watercolor on aquabord


. . . or Kim Kardashian's arse?  Ugh!  I really didn't mean for this to happen.  As you all know, I've been in a rut here.  I've spent days pouring over uninspiring references, I've been half-heartedly sketching landscapes, practicing trees, studying foliage and for what?  Just colossal fails, that's what.  Not a good idea trying to learn new things when one is feeling rather low about one's skills.  So I decided to go back to which is most familiar:  the still life.  So I bought some old gourds, took all sorts of pictures and started painting.  I'm feeling rather inspired.  Unfortunately, however, the beginning of this painting looks like that horrible photo of Kim Kardashian's bum that's circulating . . . the one we're all trying to get away from!  Seriously . . . forgive me . . . I really didn't do this on purpose.  

Have a great day.




Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Auction

"Window Shadows"
10.25" x 5"
watercolor on paper

Click here to bid.  Starting bid:  $75

What is it about my love for windows and doors?  :)  Even though this is more of a study, I thought it could stand on its own as a real live painting!  So I've decided to auction it off over at Daily Paintworks.  Below is an example of what this painting could look like framed.  Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!


what this painting could look like framed


Window Shadows

"Window Shadows"
10.25" x 5"
watercolor on paper

I did some more sketching yesterday.  I'm letting this one set for a day just to make sure it's done.  Below are some sketches.  I'm still working things out . . . but I think I'm slowly getting back into the groove.  Have a great day!



Thursday, November 6, 2014

A Little Bit Of A Rut

sketchbook scenes

I'm feeling a little bit like I'm in a creative rut here, so I've opened up my sketchbooks again to hopefully get back into it and work on some things. At the very least, it's been very relaxing.  :)

How do you handle blocks?