Saturday, November 28, 2015

Siesta Key Sunset

The beauty of nature surrounds us. You don't have to be at the seashore to witness a breathtaking sunset but it's wonderful if you have a chance to do so. Let's go to the sea!

8x10 oil on gessoboard
Daily Paintworks Auction Pick
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Sea and Sky

This is from sister's day on Thanksgiving Eve. Aba liked the clouds in this one. But I don't know........... 

8x10 oil on gessobord

The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Hitting up the way-back machine for today's post. This painting was a seascape study that Aba and I did together. It was such a fun sista's day!

9x12 oil on gessobord

Peace, love, and may you always get the biggest part of the wishbone!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Free Painting Giveaway Winner

And the winner is:

In case the video isn't playing for you, the winner is 
Dodi Barkewitz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gone Fishing

This is from a study which proved to be a very interesting learning experience also known as fun. 

5x7 oil on gessobord

In the end we only regret the chances we didn't take.  
- Mark Twain

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Free Painting Giveaway

Here is the free painting available from my free painting giveaway November 2015:

                                                        5x7 oil on gessobord, framed

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

King of Clouds

Yes, this is the "King of Clouds".  Not afraid to be pink in a sea of blue, boldly floating where no clouds have floated before, no need to beam me up because I'm already there.  Yeah baby.

8x10 oil on gessobord
Daily Paintworks Auction Pick

Her life improved dramatically when she decided to break the rules and find beauty where she had been told there was none.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Slowly I Turned

I've been to the great and wonderful Niagara Falls and it is breathtakingly beautiful.  I've been wanting to paint them for a long time and I finally found a photograph that called out to me. 

8x10 oil on gessobord
Love this quote:

It's Niagara Falls. It's one of the most beautiful and natural wonders in the world.  Who wouldn't want to walk across it? 
- Nik Wallenda

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Deep Waters

This painting came about simply because I love painting rocks and water. That's all there is to it. 
I've been painting since I was 17 (a long time ago!), but just some paintings here, some paintings there. 
But since January 2015 I've completed 138 paintings in just this year alone! It's amazing to me. It's been a great adventure.

9x12 oil on gessobord

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.  - Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Tossing and Turning

I originally named this painting "Insomnia" because this is what I painted one night when I couldn't sleep. I finished it at 6 a.m. then took a long nap. 
But now that I'm putting this in a silent auction I wanted to give it a more appropriate name, a name that means you stayed up all night and also pertains to the pounding surf. 
Now it's called "Tossing and Turning".  I hope you like it.

9x12 oil on gessobord
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Fall Harvest Pumpkins

These two pumpkins were sitting on my desk just begging to be painted.  What could I do?  I had no choice. 

5x7 oil on gessobord
My very first Daily Paintworks Auciton Pick!

Dream no small dreams, for they have no power to stir the hearts of men. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Let's Get Tropical

Palm trees, white sand.........can't you just feel the breeze? This was done for a friend and is already out the door. This is the only shot I have of it. I wished I would have taken a better picture.

11x14 oil on gessobord
No longer available for sale
Give every day the chance to be the most beautiful day of your life.  - Mark Twain 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Another old barn

Another barn in the old barn series.  I wanted to do this painting to work on my trees, trying to improve. Then along came the barn.  I'm looking to, in the future, not only working on trees but also more one and two-point perspective as well as more atmospheric perspective. I had better quit yapping and get to work. 

(A whopping) 16x20 oil on canvas board

I haven't failed.  I just found 10,000 ways that won't work.  - Thomas Edison

Monday, November 2, 2015

Colors in the Forest

Another sister's day, another painting. I started two other paintings on this canvas and had to wipe them. I had lost my mojo. But thanks to my sister for her inspiring presence (and my brother too!) for helping me to get passed my block. 
Maybe I should have called this painting "third time's a charm". 

11x14 oil on canvas

If plan "A" doesn't work the alphabet has 25 more letters.  Stay cool.