Monday, December 19, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
This painting of three plums was so much fun to quickly paint before I turned them into plum sauce. (I use coconut oil in place of butter in the recipe.)
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
These compact little flowers come in many colors (mostly in the pink range) and are planted in my wild flower garden in the side yard. I pass the wild flower garden when I walk to my studio cottage (a one minute walk from the cottage were we live in Northeastern Wisconsin.)
Friday, November 18, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Some days I just need a break from painting in oil. Especially, if the studio is closed up because the weather is too cold to open the windows. I love fresh air when I paint in oil because I add Utrecht Painting Medium to my oils and clean up with Turpenoid.
When I paint with gouache (rhymes with squash & it is opaque water color) water is my painting medium and there are no fumes. (At least not from my water!) My stay wet palette is very helpful to keep the gouache from drying out. Sable brushes are wonderful for applying the paint to 300lb Arches watercolor paper.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
This painting was so much fun to paint. I really enjoyed mixing the various colors to achieve the look of these orange flowers with purple slash like stripes. Not having cadmium orange on my palette may have been a disadvantage but it was exciting to mix away and paint these moving targets in the wind.
Monday, July 11, 2011
This painting was done in plein air on a painting trip to Indiana. How lucky I am when I travel and find wonderful places to place my easel. People are so kind to let me paint on their property and record, in paint, a little slice of their lives.