Saturday, April 25, 2015

"Eight Tulips" 6in x 6in oil

Red tulips are not easy to find, after several trips I finally found some!

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

"Three bottles of oil" 6in x 6in oil

I just came back from a short trip to Chicago, visited with friends and attended a one day workshop given by Alabama Chanin.  When I get my project done I will post.

This painting was not going well because I was using small brushes.   I was about to wipe it off when I thought... "What have I got to lose, I will just use a big brush and have fun"   So I got out a large brush took off my glasses and painted value and color.   I put a few finishing touches on with that small brush and I am quite happy with how this one turned out.   
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"Three red roses with buds" 6" x 6" oil

I went to store to get Tulips but they did not have any so I got this cute little rose plant instead.  The day has just not gone as I had planned.   Then I upgraded to a new version of Mac and everything in iPhoto is different!!   Kinda frustrating!    Everything is taking longer to get done today.   So I am going with the flow.......

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"Paint Mediums?" 6" x 6" oil

These are some more paint mediums... or are they?    Can you pick the one that is not used in oil painting?  These are fun to paint, it is sort of like painting bourbon but with more variations.
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This is an outfit that I made by hand using the Alabama Chanin sewing techniques.   The jacket took hundreds of hours starting with designing the jacket, stenciling the design on the fabric, hand sewing around the design then cutting out the top layer of fabric and hand sewing it all together.   Then there was the binding, beading and pleating the trim.   I love doing this kind of work in the evenings and weekends.   It is truly a labor of love.   If I were to sell it the cost would be around $6000.   But it is not for sale.
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Saturday, April 11, 2015

"Tulips, take two" 8" x 8" oil

No, seriously take two, because I have plenty!  So while I have them I am painting them.   I just love these red ones!  While at the store looking over the selection of tulips at first I wanted red and then I thought, "don't be so narrow minded" and considered the other colors but I just kept coming back to the red ones.   Love that red and green! 
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Friday, April 10, 2015

Tulips, a bakers dozen 8" x 8" oil

Couldn't resist these beautiful red tulips at Trader Joe's.   I photographed it 4 different times because I kept seeing something that was not right on the photo.   Funny how I don't see it in the painting itself but when I look at the photo of the painting the flaw really stands out.   I'm over it!   Not painting it again!   Not today anyway.

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Here one of the projects I have been working on when I am not painting.   Please check it out on my other blog page.


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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"Daffodils and Strawberries" 12" x 12" oil

Before I painted this I had visions of loose brushstrokes, almost impressionistic in application but got a case of nit-pickitus while painting even despite the larger size.    In the end I removed my eye glasses and painted what I saw which was not much.   I think it is an improvement. 

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

"Last part of a paint job, 7 letters" 8" x 8" oil

All of you who are painters will figure out the answer to that clue.   Hint:  it starts with a c and ends with a p.    It is fabulous here today, sunny and almost 60° and I should be at the dog park with my little one.    Happy Easter!!

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Sunning #2 11" x 14" oil

I am still struggling with edges.   I just need to loosen up!!    I love the foreshortening on her legs and arms.   My favorite parts are her hands and legs.   

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

What is that word I'm looking for? 8" x 8" oil

This time I painted the crossword without making an extensive grid!   And it did take less time and I like the looser look.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

"Finishing a Crossword" 8" x 8" oil

The process in which I get the crossword grid accomplished is so tedious that tomorrow I am going to try another approach.   I started this painting two days ago but got interrupted with a house matter.  

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Monday, March 30, 2015

"Ballet shoes, waiting..." 8" x 8" oil

Got up Friday morning and realized that the painting I promised to donate was due that day!   What could I do?     I hurried and painted this in record time and don't you know... I liked the effect.   Maybe I should rush more often.    Now all it has to do is dry.  
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

"Bouquet of Daffodils" 10" x 8" oil

I painted a 6x6 of three daffodils this morning but it was so awful that I wiped it off.   Thoroughly disgusted I was going to quit and move on with other things today but I looked over at the large vase with the rest of the daffodils and they looked pretty fabulous so I decided to paint them on a larger panel.   After mixing my colors I took off my glasses so I could not see the details.   So now you know what I see without my glasses... a lot less of everything!

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Friday, March 27, 2015

"Sunning" 11" x 14" oil


It turned cold today, we even had snow flurries!   But in the studio we were make believing it was a hot sunny day at the beach (we did have to put a heater next to her to get this effect).  Carolyn even wanted to put on sun screen, but we decided not to waste it.  Wouldn't the smell have been great!  At one point she could even feel sand at her feet... or was it just dirt on the floor.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"Painter's Elixirs" 6"x6" oil

It is great to be back painting!   I have tried to paint loosely on this one and I am pleased on how it turned out.    I set it up yesterday, Tuesday, and painted it this morning early.   Currently listening to Ken Follett's third book of the Century Trilogy and I am on the last CD, #29.   

 As many of you know living alone in an old house that when you least expect it things will go wrong so yesterday took a turn in a direction I did not expect, and actually it was two turns!    My phone, internet and tv went out when a truck yanked out the line and later in the day someone else discovered that one of the main cold air returns in the crawl space was not hooked up to the duct!!   Evidently it has been that way for years!!   No wonder the furnace did could not keep up with the cold winters!

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

"Orange Bandana" News!

I am excited to say that this painting, "Orange Bandana" won the "Best of Show" at the Woman's Club of Louisville's Annual Show.    There were many wonderful works of art at the show and I feel honored to receive this award.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tomato tarts in a dish... or... 8" x 8" oil

...or is it tomatoes in a tart dish?   I was inspired to do something new today with this more traditional set up.  Hope ya'll like it.
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Friday, March 13, 2015

Green Bikini 11" x 14" oil

Trying something different in this painting and I like how it turned out.   I am trying hard not to blend the colors together and since I often like the block in with the drawing marks better than the finished painting it made sense to me to leave some of the marks in.  There you have it!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

David Shevlino Workshop, Day 4 16" x 20" oil


Well, maybe you know already but I have been attending a workshop  given by David Shevlino and let me tell you there is a lot to learn.    This is my painting on the last day of the workshop.   I hope to get better at this!  

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

David Shevlino's workshop, day 1

I am having a great time at the workshop I am taking with David Shevlino in Cary NC, a suburb of Raleigh.   This is my second painting and when I get better pictures taken I will post the other paintings.

I am not sure if I will put this up for sale yet.  Will  decide later. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Guarding the Jewels" 8" x 8" oil

While visiting the Tower of London last summer this guy was on guard duty outside the place where the Royal Crown Jewels are kept.   Silly me, I thought he would have an old rifle but instead he had a machine gun!    I think I was attacked by nitpickitus while painting this one.   My favorite part is the blue reflections on the window panes.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

"In the Big City" 6" x 6" oil

Even though the snow was on the ground and it was bitterly cold the Marbles Gang decided to do some sight seeing.   Big Red wanted to go to the top of the skyscraper to see the view of the city from there and the rest of the gang stayed on the ground to walked among the buildings in awe.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"The Gang heads East" 6" x 6" oil

After all their adventures in Vegas the Marbleous Gang decided to travel east toward home.    They followed the leader of the pack through heavy snow storms that took them off their planned route.  They arrived in Kentucky right after a big snow storm and they needed to look for shelter because the temperature is going to be -10° tonight.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

"Snowy Day" 6" x 12" oil

Whirly Girl, my Shi Tzu, has the right idea of napping on this snowy day.  That is her favorite spot for the daytime in front of that huge window in my studio.   I think we got maybe 8" of snow today which gave me the day off from teaching two classes so I thought I had better get a painting done.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

"Greeny in the hoosegow" 6" x 6" oil

While in Vegas Greeny was thrown into the hoosegow for generally making a menace of himself.   His parents went to get him out but they said he had to stay overnight.   The rest of the Marbleous gang rallied around giving support and waiting until the morning.   Little Greeny has learned another lesson.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

"Shopping for Chanel" 6" x 6" oil

While in Vegas the females in the Marbleous Gang decided to take a break from gambling to go shopping.   They came across a Chanel Boutique and decided to go in.  There were rows and rows of glass shelves that were lit from behind which showed off all the colors in the many perfume bottles.   They sampled a few of them and decided the best one was Chanel No. 5.   When the bottle they bought was empty they rolled out of the Boutique reeking of the famous perfume.  They left a trail of scent all around Vegas as they wound their way back to the casino totally exhausted ready for a nap.

I treasure this little bottle that was my Mother's favorite perfume. The label on the 2.25" bottle is "No. 5 CHANEL Paris".   It was probably a sample bottle and is now empty but still has the glass stopper and part of the seal.

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

"The Marbleous Gang Goes Gambling" 6" x 6" oil

In the glare of the neon lights in the casino you can see the Marbleous Gang at the crap table.  Which one of them is the best shooter?  They are in for a long night of competition.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

"Leader of the Pack... Vroom Vroom!" 6" x 6" oil

This little antique racing car and driver has been with me since the 1950's and when I got it out and set it in front of the Marbleous gang this song came to mind,

My folks were always putting him down
(Down, down)
They said, he came from the wrong side of town
(What you mean when you say that he came
From the wrong side of town?)
They told me, he was bad, but I knew he was sad
That's why I fell for the leader of the pack.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Our Fearless Leader! 6" x 6" oil

The little Marbleous Community would follow him anywhere.   He always had such brilliant ideas and lots of energy.     They loved their fearless leader.
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Friday, January 30, 2015

Sunset at Vatican City 14" x 18" oil on wood panel

As sun was setting on our first day in Rome and we were returning to our hotel, we decided to climb more stairs to see the magnificent view of the Vatican City.   We were not disappointed.   The city seemed to glow in the warm light.  A good memory to cherish.   In contrast, I have been listening to "In the Kingdom of Ice" by Hampton Sides (2014), the true account of the grand and terrible polar voyage of the USS Jeannette which took place in the late nineteenth century to venture deep into unchartered water north of the Bering Straight.


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