Thursday, January 30, 2014

Fat and Sassy, Day 27 of the painting challenge

Fat and Sassy
6x6, oil

I painted this pig today. The value study is posted below. I Wallas felt there was so much personality in this pig.  I thank Sharyn for sending his photo to me. To view more of my paintings or to purchase this pig,  visit my website.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Taking a Stroll, Day 6 of the Painting Challenge

 Taking a Stroll
6x6, oil

Alright, almost caught up on the painting challenge. This painting will represent day 6, as I only painting value studies that day. Above you see two geese just 'taking a stroll'. This view is different because you never see their feathered tails. Below you will see the original value study. This painting is for sale for $50.00.

Doves, Day 26 of the Painting Challenge

 Today's first painting was a painting of doves that sit outside my studio window in my neighbor's tree. I took a photo of them at sunset and everything was reflecting a deep orange glow.

6x6, oil

Below you will see the value study that was painted for this painting. Visit my website to purchase.


Monday, January 27, 2014

One more Value Study... Tomorrow we Paint!

An artist friend sent me a photo of 2 of their pigs. It was adorable as both of them were sitting. I found that I could not decently fit them both into my painting and so decided to just paint one of them. This is the value study for this handsome pig.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

More Value Studies

Two new value studies.. Now I will be all set to paint tomorrow. The top image of 2 doves was taken from my window of my neighbor's tree with 2 doves. The second image are a couple more geese from Sands Lake. Both paintings will be 6x6 inches.

Elm Street Garden, Day 25 of the Painting Challenge

Elm Street Garden
12 x 24, oil

Well, we are already at day 25 for the painting challenge... only 5 days left to go! Visit my website to see most of the paintings painted so far, listed under January Painting Challenge.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Geese on Tan, Day 24 of the Painting Challenge

Geese on Tan
6x6, oil

One of my favorite subjects are these geese from Sands Lake. Painting groups of them is really fun. This painting is for sale for $50.00 and will be available on my website in a day or so.

Below is the value study for this painting.

Friday, January 24, 2014

When Max Was Purple, Day 23 of the Painting Challenge

When Max Was Purple
6x6, Oil

Today I finished the painting of Max for the Daily PaintWorks challenge and as Day 23 of my painting challenge.

This painting is SOLD! Max is very happy to wear purple for a long, long time....

Here is the value study for Max.

Sunflower Bouquet 15, Day 22 in the Painting Challenge

Sunflower Bouquet 15
6x6, oil

I love the brightness of this sunflower bouquet painting. It is certain to put a smile on you face. You can purchase this painting on my website later this weekend.

Inside the Grove, Day 20 of the Painting Challenge

 Inside the Grove
6x6, Oil

Walking into an aspen grove is a marvelous experience. There is such a sense of peace and well being. Perhaps it is the uniformity of the trees or the connectedness they have to each other. But it is lovely just to stand amongst them. The value study for this painting is below. You can purchase this painting on my website.

Frantz Lake Autumn, Day 19 of the Painting Challenge

Frantz Lake Autumn
6x6, Oil

This fall landscape was started yesterday, but ran out of painting time. There is a nice contrast between the thick pallet knife strokes on the land and the calm of the brush strokes on the water.  You can purchase this painting from my website. 
The value study for this painting is below.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Day 21 of the Painting Challenge... Value Studies

 Only time to complete 3 value studies today. But this saves me time in the long run...
 Tomorrow I will be able to finish a painting and maybe start a second one.
Which should I choose to paint tomorrow? Leave a comment...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fall-2, Day 17 of the painting challenge

6x6, oil
Another fall scene. I like to paint them because they are so colorful. Almost like painting flowers, but not quite. You can check out the entire collection of 18 paintings so far on my website:  This painting is for sale for $50.00.

And here it the value study for this painting...

Fall-1, Day 15 of the Painting Challenge

Fall -1
6x6, oil
Yes, I am going backwards! I need to fill in those days that I was unable to paint, so even though this is the 20th day of the challenge, I am painting the day 15 painting. I hope to get caught up soon though. You can purchase this fall scene on my website:  $50.00

 Here is the value study for the painting above.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunset Sunflower Bouquet, Day 18 of the Painting Challenge

Sunset Sunflower Bouquet
6x6, oil
I haven't painted a sunflower for a bit and came across a photo of some from this summer. I thought their cheeriness would make a nice edition to this painting challenge. You can purchase this painting on my website.  $50.00

Saturday, January 18, 2014

White Daisies and Mandarin, Day 16 of the Painting Challenge

White Daisies and Mandarin
6x6, oil

I have several paintings started from a few days ago and hope to finish them soon... but started this painting today. I used a light colored primer for this painting and wanted to concentrate on adding more whites and lightness. This painting is for sale on my website:  ($50.00)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Toucan, Day 14 of the Painting Challenge

8x8 original oil

Taking a walk on the wilder side today... I love colorful birds and especially the beaks of the toucan. This painting is for sale and you can purchase it on my website.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Five Tigers in the Aspens, (start) Day 13 of the Painting Challenge

It must be the full moon today. Because despite having the entire day to run errands, do laundry, organize things on my computer and paint... I did not finish a painting today... Instead I did work on this new painting and work a bit on another pet portrait. I hope to finish one of them tomorrow. Stay tuned... 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Zena, Painting Challenge Day 12

8x8, oil
pet portrait
Today's painting was a pet portrait. This painting was mostly completed earlier, but there were a couple changes suggested, so I worked on those today.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Flowers with Lady Bug, Day 11 of the Painting Challenge

Flowers with Lady Bug
6x6, oil

Well, not wanting to miss the Bronco game this afternoon, I decided to just paint a small floral today instead of starting  on one of my larger pieces. This lovely painting can be yours for $50.00. Visit my website to purchase.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Early Fall, Day 10 of the painting challenge

Early Fall
8x10, oil

This painting was inspired from some photos I took last fall from just outside Salida. This is day 10 of the painting challenge. Visit my website to purchase or to view other paintings. Below is the value study for this painting.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Flowers for Nancy, Day 9 of the painting challenge

Flowers for Nancy
4x5 inches, oil

Such a busy day I have had today. With just a small amount of time for painting, I decided to paint this small floral for my friend Nancy. It is her birthday today. Happy Birthday Nancy! To see more painting in my 30 paintings in 30 days painting challenge, visit my website.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Pink Impressions- Day 8 of the painting challenge

Pink Impressions
6x6, oil

The sun is shining today! Well, to be honest there are a lot of clouds just outside of town.. but right now the sun is shining and lifting our spirits. Today was the day to paint these spring time flowers. This original oil painting can be purchased on my website for $50.00. Just follow this link.

Here is the value study that I painted a few days earlier.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Chance Meeting- Day 7 of the Painting Challenge

Chance Meeting
8x10, oil

Today's painting was back to the bunnies. They are always so much fun to paint. This painting sells for $85.00 and can be purchased on my website:

Above you will see the value painting for Chance Meeting.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Day 6, Value Studies for Future Paintings

A busy day today, I only had time to prepare some painting surfaces and create value studies for these upcoming paintings. Here are the value studies.

Now you have had a peek at my upcoming paintings for the next few days....

Monday, January 6, 2014

Groovy Grove - Day 5 in the Painting Challenge

Groovy Grove
6x6, original oil

I've signed up to participate in Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. The challenge starts Jan 1, 2014. I also participated in the challenge in January of 2013. This can be a big challenge to complete these paintings every day.

I painted a small aspen painting for day 5 in our painting challenge. This painting has more texture and use of my painting knives. To purchase this painting please visit my website:
Here is the value study for today's painting.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Lean On Me - Day 4 of the Painting Challenge

Lean on Me
7x15, Original Oil

Continuing with the aspen tree theme for a couple more paintings, today's painting shows aspens in a denser underbrush with one aspen leaning for support on another aspen tree.  To purchase this painting, visit my website at: you will find it in the January Painting Challenge collection.
Above you will see the value study that was painted for the painting, 'Lean On Me'.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Poncha Pass Aspens - Day 3 of the Painting Challenge

Poncha Pass Aspens
7 x 22 original oil

I wanted to paint some aspens from a photo shoot in 2012. The aspen colors were spectacular that year and I have some great reference photos. You can purchase this painting on my website.

Above is the value study for this painting. I am concentrating on values for this painting challenge.