Monday, June 30, 2014

Practice, Practice, Practice

Did this study of a Franz Hals painting called "Laughing Cavalier". Not sure if I will get around to finishing it yet. I loved trying to capture the laughing eyes and I do think I will enjoy doing the collar and colorful costume....we shall see.

My unfinished study of painting on the right by Franz Hals.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Flee Market Find

"Aqua Bow" 6 x 6 inches, oil on canvas
Found the white jar at a flee market (though it is new and not an antique). I love to go "antiquing". I mostly reminisce about all the nostalgia of days gone by with my sister or a friend who loves to antique. I don't usually buy a whole lot but I loved the shape of this jar and the handles. I couldn't wait to get it home so I could paint it. Added the bow for fun!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Little Portrait

Was looking through photos to see if I could do a quick portrait sketch and saw one of my son David after I shaved his hair....he likes to get a buzz cut. Decided I would do a little sketch of him. It seems that much of my portraits have the same look in the eyes. But then again I tend to use photos of family before all others.

"Portrait Sketch of a Young Boy" 8 x 8 inches, graphite on board

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mum's the Word!

Mum's the word on this little painting. Did it at spur of the moment. On a slightly other note (speaking about keeping mum). Was out today talking with sister-in-law about life and feeling very blessed to be able to share myself with someone. Sometimes I am quiet about my life, and other times, when I feel safe and not judged, I can encourage and be encouraged.

"Mum in Tiny Jar" 6 x 6 inches, oil on gallery-wrapped canvas

Monday, June 23, 2014

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"In the Pink" Oil on Canvas, 21 x 33 inches (framed)
Just recently completed this painting. "In the Pink" recently hung at the Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria for the May exhibit.

Spring Blooms in the Fall

"Falling Blooms" 22 x 28 inches, oil on linen Finished this painting last week. The original set-up took place outd...