Saturday, September 29, 2012

Blue house

6x6 oil on panel
Thought I would try my hand at painting houses in the neighborhood.  This is my first..a little blue house on our street...lots of details to get in..but it seemed to work just fine. 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Path to summer

5x5 oil on panel
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Pathway from the lake house to the beach..missing summer already.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Beach sky

8x8 oil on panel
We spent a lot of time at the beach this past summer.  The beaches here on Lake Michigan are just beautiful.  This is the path we took to the water every day on our vacation..I can still feel the sand between my toes.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Girl 20

6x6 oil on paper
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Isn't she beautiful.  I used to stay away from painting portraits, they were a bit intimidating for me in the past..but you can get so much emotion and feeling from a portrait, and I feel a sense of satisfaction when I paint one.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

On display

4x4 oil on panel
The last in this late summer series of begonia paintings.  Although, I noticed many flowers still doing well on my walk through the neighborhood this morning..may need to collect a few.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Shades of pink

4x4 oil on panel
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There are two paintings left to post in this little begonia series and this is one of my favorites. 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Last dahlias

4x4 oil on panel
Another tiny flower painting before the frost kills them all.  Kinda looking forward to fall and some cooler weather though.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Bit of summer

4x4 oil on panel
There are still some bits of pinks and yellows left in the yard..but the reds and oranges are starting to take over.  Bye bye summer, hello autumn.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Red study 3

4x4 oil on panel
More red begonias!  I have been doing these little 4x4 flower studies lately..they are great practice for color combinations and use of negative space.  I am always drawn to interesting bits of negative space..sometimes that is what makes a painting appealing, not the subject itself, but the spaces in between.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Red study 2

4x4 oil on panel
Number 2 in the little red begonia flower studies.  These small 4x4's are so fun to paint.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Red study 1

4x4 oil on panel
Decided to do some small studies of these red begonias..they won't be around much longer, the weather is getting chilly here in Michigan.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Digging

5x5 oil on panel
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This is the brother of the boy in "peaceful journey".  They were perfect tan, sun bleached beach boys..hanging out with their Grandma for the summer...making great memories for sure.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Naa naa!

6x6 oil on paper
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Another silly portrait of my daughter...she provides endless subject matter for me..love it!!!

Look!

8x8 oil on panel
Fredrick Meijer gardens and sculpture park is here in Grand Rapids.  Not only is it a beautiful place, but there is a big grassy hill that the kids love to run up and down.  I captured these girls watching their friend roll down the hill..so much fun.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Peaceful journey

5x7 oil on panel
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This boy was learning to ride this board one afternoon out on Lake Michigan.  He did quite well, even when his brother came out and tried to tip him over.  His shorts were fun to paint!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The artist

8x8 oil on panel
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Nothing better than sitting in the grass on a beautiful summer evening lost in your own creativity.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Garden snack

8x8 oil on panel
Well, the grapes didn't come from my garden, but the flowers did.  Working on simplifying shapes..really happy with the result.  It is harder than you think it would be.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wino 28

5x7 oil on panel
Brought this cool wine glass home from a wedding..a sustainable, green wedding..so all the guests got to pick a glass to drink from during the reception and take it home.  Thought this one would be great to paint, and it was.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Reach for the sun

5x7 oil on panel
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These begonias are so fun to paint..and they are still growing well in the back yard too.  Well, I will be painting more often from now on..my lovely daughter started school full time today, which means I will have much more time to devote to painting.  This is one of the two paintings I completed today..so far so good.