Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Quick Christmas Challenge

This little painting was a DPW Challenge called the "Quick Christmas Challenge." I tried to make quick brush strokes and not fuss, but by the time I painted the Christmas ball I was fussing a bit. But all in all I like how it turned out and I would definitely try this one again.

6x6 oil on gessobord

"Simple joys, little pleasures, laughter and smiles in big measures. Friends, family, togetherness, love; the choicest blessings from above.  Peace, prosperity, and happiness too; all these and more are my wishes for you."

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

To The Beach!

I've loved the beach all my life. The ocean, the sand, the water, I love it all. There is nothing in the world like the ocean breeze blowing by you, warm toes in the sand. To the beach!

6x6 oil on gessobord

Life is short, Break the Rules.
Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly.
Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret anything
That made you smile.  

- Mark Twain

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Rocks On The Water

I've been super busy lately with not much time to paint. This is one I started before my heavy work load and was able to finish today.

8x10 oil on gessobord

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, December 10, 2015

My backyard in my dreams

This is another sister's day painting, but actually sister's day from far away. We painted the same thing from our own homes, across the net with lots of texts in-between.  'Twas fun. 
I've been busy with work and my dreaded CEU class so nary a minute left for painting. But I'm trying to squeeze in a drop of time here and there.  Hence, this study:

8.5x10 oil on gessobord

Long ago, far away, life was clear, close your eyes.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Little Beach, Big Rock

As I've said before many times, I love the ocean; the subtle blues and greens, the sand along the shore, the boats.  Again, can someone tell me why I don't live closer to the beach?

8x10 oil on gessobord

Expect nothing and you will never be disappointed.   

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Sister's Day Flowers

On Sister's Day me and my sis painted the same flowers, hers with a knife and mine with a brush. So much fun! This was a one hour painting study.  We kicked butt and finished it in an hour.  Here is mine painted with a brush.

11x14 canvas board

It is easier to go down a hill than up it, but the view is much better at the top.