Thursday, January 30, 2014
I felt like painting one of my favorites. The painting below is my version of the original. I needed a painting with a warm, bright sun. I struggled with the yellow in the fields, very difficult and challenging, but, a lot of fun.
Enclosed Field with Rising Sun. 1889. Vincent Van Gogh, Saint-Remy, France. Private collection.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
This is a 5x7 inch, flat canvas panel. Done in oil and palette knife.
Please make the bitter cold go away.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
One of my favorite spots on Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA. This home is actually occupied by a caretaker. I am jealous, would love the front row seat for all the magnificent storms coming across the Lake.
I painted this in acrylic paint on an 8x10 inch canvas panel.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
This was a fun watercolor. My son was given some very old art supplies from a friend recently. Antique inks and this pristine, still in the box set of watercolors. The watercolors were made in Russia, they look antique, but it don't know how to find out how old. Tried them out and loved the richness and vibrant color.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
This line from a U2 song really stops me in my tracks. It's January again, time to purge the clutter in my home and in my mind. It is the clutter in my head that creates the anxiety and throws me into neutral. Small steps to change...
I painted these abstract flowers for a couple reasons. I need color on these grey days and I had left over piles of paint. A few years back someone gave me this very unusual flower vase, it was so quirky I wanted to paint it someday. Finally, now I'm only five years behind on my to do list.
How is your New Year, New. You?
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Sunday, January 5, 2014
I have had this photo of this small boy at the beach for awhile. I remember thinking what is must feel like to be a small child at the beach for the very first time. The sense of wonder.....feeling the sun on your face, the light dancing on the water. How enormous, and yet peaceful it is. The sounds, the feel of warm, wet sand. A nice way to chase the winter blues away.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
A very weary of snow title for a painting. A little abstract, but not really. The other morning was actually very beautiful. It was just before dawn and still snowing, the street lights were making some magic with the blowing snow. I tried to capture the motion of the snow, it reminded me of a snow globe. I feel trapped inside one right now. My last snow painting, going to focus on Spring, or hide under the covers with a good book.
Friday, January 3, 2014
The weekly challenge is snow, not for Daily Paintworks, that would be the vegetable challenge. A very welcome distraction during this very challenging winter. One only has to google the snowiest city in the US, to understand. I am very fortunate to have some of the best neighbors in the universe. I can't complain, we dig each other out with a sense of humor.
I miss the summer Farmers Markets. Fresh fruit and vegetables, well, I am lucky we have a Wegmans Market in our area. It eases some of the pain of harsh winters and their wine selection, helps the cabin fever.