Friday, April 27, 2012

Cropping challenge

Second painting from the DPW cropping challenge. The author of this challenge mentioned the amount of paintings one could work out of a single photo. After painting the porch, I loved the mood of this place. I have always wanted a yellow home, with a wrap around porch. Inside would be lots of nooks and outside, gardens of colorful flowers. In the back is my private art studio.... In my dreams, this is in Key West.....

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Crop Challenge

A very busy photo offered for the challenge, this is the first one.....

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Animal Faces

It has been awhile since I picked up a paintbrush. I have missed a few Daily Paintworks Challenges. You could say I am trying to get back in the saddle with this one. The challenge was to crop and capture an animal, the focus being on the eyes or expression for the painting. I chose this photo taken by my daughter, Kara. She captured this Mother and baby snuggling on a farm in Ireland. The reason I have been to busy to paint, the addition of my first Grandchildren, twin boys. This photo really spoke to me. In a few weeks, Kara will also welcome a new addition to our family. Love those baby faces!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New England

I love visiting New England. It has architecture, history, and scenic places that touch me in many ways. An artist paradise. I have family there, and I miss them. This day I spent with my son at the Quabbin Park, the main fresh water source for the Boston area. It had a quiet peacefulness that I have never experienced. A lot like the Grand Canyon. It was an unusual day in the mid seventies, mild and calm. I am looking forward to revisiting this place in the fall, with my watercolor journal.

I also can't wait to start a group of paintings from my photographs of this serene place near Ware, Massachusetts. If you live nearby or are visiting New England, look this place up, it is a photographers paradise. Thanks, Ryan, for taking time from your incredibly busy life to show me this treasure.