Friday, August 19, 2016

Cape May, New Jersey

Today's painting is from Cape May, N.J., near East Point Light House. It's such a beautiful area with plenty of great places to set up your canvas or do what I did, take lots of photos to work from. 

I was attracted at first by the sky. It was really quite lovely.  And with the grass and light and shadows on the sand with just a hint of sea showing, to me was simply perfect!

9x12 oil on canvas $50.00 + shipping

Stop trying to be less of who you really are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain of all the things that are holding you back.

~ Jennifer Elisabeth


Monday, August 15, 2016

Two painting challenge paintings

We have two paintings ready to post for our second painting challenge!

My sister Betty Ann's painting has the sky of Sarasota, Florida from the challenge and the foreground from Selby Bontaincal Gardens, also in Sarasota. 

  


My sister painted with oils and a palette knife on a 9 x 12 canvas. It's so beautiful and moving. I love this painting!

My painting is the Sarasota sky, of course, from our challenge and the foreground is from  the land surrounding the East Point Lighthouse in New Jersey.  


My painting is 8 x 10 oil on gessobord.

Some East Point fun facts:

The East Point Light, known as the Maurice River Light before 1913, is a lighthouse located in Heislerville, New Jersey on Delaware Bay at the mouth of the Maurice River in Maurice River Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey.

If anyone else is joining in the challenge I look forward to any and all submissions!

Monday, August 8, 2016

New Painting Challenge

Here is a new painting challenge for anyone who is interested in joining with us in this new adventure. 

Paint the cloud below using any background or foreground if you will, that you wish to use.
You could use it at the beach, mountains, an open field, farm, houses, any way you wish to paint it, just paint it! :D Use your imagination to come up with your own way of expressing this cloud for the world to see. 


This is my own personal photo that I took on a recent trip to Sarasota, Florida. You may use the photo in any way you choose. It's free for all. 

I just LOVE this cloud and I'm looking forward to all of the submissions. 

Most of all, have fun creating your masterpiece!!

~Kim

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Waves On Rocky Shore

This painting is on the lastest Sister's Day with me n Aba. My brother Charlie was there too. We had a nice time hanging out.  

I was in a bit of a painting slump and pulled out some old art books to get me going. This is from one of the art books, not an original, but has a bit of myself in it. 

Painting slumps aren't necessarily bad things. There can be slumps in all areas of life. It's how you work with them that matters. 

Find a way out of your slump no matter the reason or cause, no matter how difficult it may seem. There's always a way out.


8 x 10 oil on gessobord 

Family isn't always blood. It's the people in your life who want you in theirs, the ones who accept you for who you are, the ones who like to see you smile and who love you no matter what.

~ spirituallythinking.blogspot.com

Saturday, July 16, 2016

New painting challenge painting added

Hi fellow painting challenge artists and all art lovers.  We have a new entry to our painting challenge from artist Julie. 

Julie, you can add your painting details in the comments if you wish. It's really a lovely painting and very well done!!


If you scroll down you'll see that I added Julie's painting to the post where all of our paintings were grouped together.  Or you can click this link:  http://kimsdailypainting.blogspot.com/2016/06/all-four-painting-challenge-paintings.html

I feel that Julie deserves her own separate recognition of her awesome painting that we all had of our own paintings as well. Thank you, Julie, for joining in on our challenge. It's been a lot of fun and an interesting learning experience. 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Four apples

This is an apple study from another Carole Marine video.

I changed it up just a bit by changing the order of the apples but other than that it's the same painting as in the video.  It's good to paint apples if you need to be refreshed and feel grounded in your painting. It always picks me up and puts me back on track.

Why do I say that? Because the apple is easy to paint with it's gentle contours and makes it easy to capture the darks and lights making it a breeze to paint. The confidence comes back, the creativity is refreshed.

Thanks Carole!

6x6 oil on gessobord

Believe you can and you're halfway there. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Thursday, June 30, 2016

2 still life studies

These are two studies I did recently. One is from a Carol Marine video tutorial at Daily Paint Works. The other one is one that I did on my own but based on the same tutorial. 

I think it's good to do these kind of studies, especially from a professional, (and one that I admire), to keep you on the right track and refresh yourself on the use of good techniques.

I'm going to try the apple study video next and see what I come up with. I do love still life paintings and haven't done them in a while. 


I didn't mention which one was completed with the aid of the Carol Marine video and which one wasn't just in case you want to guess.  ;)