Sunday, November 23, 2014

Wiltz, Luxembourg
9” x 12”  mixed-media on board

The Virtual Paintout has visited Luxembourg this month. I liked this spot in Wiltz because it had lots of peaked roofs, old buildings, and a sense of history. How to paint it. It seemed more appropriate as a drawing, but I’m a painter. So, I compromised -  a little painting a little drawing, a lot of precision. And that was a challenge. But I had fun doing it, and I hope you enjoy looking at it!

To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks, or visit my Facebook page! Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Remnants of Summer
8” x 10”  oil on canvas

Nine feet from my backdoor, I pass this little scene daily. The heavy drought and long lasting summery weather have left a little of what was here before - it was lush in summer.  I have always meant to paint it, but never got around to it. But then there was a painting challenge on facebook (here's the link). Greg Summers (a terrific artist) hosts the occasional challenge, and this one is “Looking Out My Back Door”.  I love challenges like this, all entries are unique and special in their own way, and I get to see how other people paint where they live. 

This piece is painted on all sides - it can be framed, or you can just hang it, as it is.

To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks, or visit one of the other sites I show - Facebook has several groups devoted to painting.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

A Garden in Terrace, the study
(Anne and Bruce's Garden)
7" x 11"  acrylic on board

This is a study for a bigger piece. It was painted at the end of summer on a family visit to Canada. While everybody else prepared for a wedding, I slipped away with my paintbox. Terrace is located in western-central BC, with a much different landscape than ours in California. It's in a rainforest, and everything was lush and green, even at the end of summer. I was happy to get a chance to paint, even if it was just out in the backyard!

To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks, or go to my Facebook page by clicking on the image on your left.  Thanks for looking!