Thursday, August 15, 2013

Megan's House

This is the house I stayed in while I visited my daughter who lived just around the corner.  The house "belonged" to her friend who was out of town.  So I had this huge house all to myself ...amazing.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

King Arthur


While reading Don Quixote late last night I came upon a line that read, "...King Arthur of England who was transformed into a crow and whose return is awaited in his kingdom to this day."  I just thought that was interesting since I was painting a crow for The DPW Paint Challenge.  If you go there you can comment or just observe what all the different talented artist have done with the same challenge.
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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Crocus


This was painted for A Day Not Wasted Painting Challenge. I did not know that the expensive saffron comes from the stamen of this lovely flower until I looked it up on-line.  My day was not wasted, I learned something new.
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The Fruit of my labor -Part 2


I fixed the shadow and added some seeds.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Spring Blossoms

 



This was just a quicky.  I wanted to see if I could do a watercolor quickly and without sketching it first. I enjoyed the freedom that comes with painting nature.
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Saturday, March 9, 2013

I'm Just a Lily Pad


This is from a photo I took at The Getty in Malibu. There is a lovely courtyard with thispretty pond.  The view of the Pacific Ocean from here is also quite amazing.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Sunny Day In France


This is for the Lee Brown's A Day Not Wasted.  Lee Brown is a professional Photographer and he has kindly offered up a few of his paintings for artist such as myself to paint.  We then post them on his site and we all enjoy seeing everyone's take on the same photo. Check it out here ...
http://leeabrownphotography.com/2013/01/january-2013-photos-to-paint-gallery/

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Henri Horace Roland de la Porte ala Me


This was from the Paint and Draw Challenge where we were asked to copy a master's work as an exercise.
May I just say it is definitely a challenge! Maybe it's my poor eye sight or maybe I just lack the patience to paint the basket so realistically as the original. I have an added respect for those artists of old.  

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Owl and Company


I finally finished this.  I started it before Thanksgiving and I just got so busy, I am sure you know what I mean.  But now the house is quiet and empty. Tear. So I am glad I have my art and my tunes to keep me company and occupy my mind. The great thing about working with your hands is that you can also pray for those you love as you do it.
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