Thursday, December 28, 2006

Friday, December 22, 2006

Summer Landscape Daily Paint 6x6"


6"X6" oil on masonite. Summer is my favorite time of year in the Midwest. This pasture is near my grandmother's farm. I look forward to some plein air painting on this location in the winter. But for now, I bid farewell to another beautiful summer with this painting.

Boy Fishing impressionist oil painting

6"x6" oil on masonite.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Snow Flurries Frosty Landscape Daily oil Painting

6"x6" The first flurries of the season. The snow falling created a very atmoshperic almost distorted view of the trees. I love the quiet and calmness of fresh snow. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Impressionist Poplar Trees Daily Painting Landscape oil

6x6" oil on masonite

"Poplar Sway"
My grandmother's farm is lined by poplars. My grandfather planted them years ago for protection from the harsh winds out of the west, in winter. Here I was inspired from photos and memory of a perfect summer day. The poplar trees all swayed in the breeze. A sweet memory!
It amazes me how the details come together when viewing an impressionist painting from a distance.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Painting Clouds Landscape Fields Rain oil

6"x6" oil on masonite.

"After the Rain" The rain has stopped, the clouds are clearing and the sun will come out and dry up the water in the pasture.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Snow Family Portrait watercolor


"Bundled Up" Not much time for painting this week - lots of Christmas shopping and school activites. I did squeeze in some time for watercolor fun. This is from a photo of my husband and kids from a day of sledding. Aren't they cute? It makes me laugh, it looks so cartoony, I should do one of these next year for our Christmas card, hmm... Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Farm Barn Landscape Impressionism Field

6"x6" oil on masonite. Summer's end in the midwest. Another beautiful farm in my little area of the world.

Friday, December 8, 2006

Figure Girl Ballerina daily painting

6"x6" oil on masonite. I love this creative "anything goes" age! She still, really doesn't care about things that match or are just trendy. So, when I saw her out playing in the sand with this combination outfit of cowboy boots, hat and a ballerina outfit, I was not surprised. I hope she keeps a part of this free spirit always! I kept this painting fresh and unfussy with lively brushwork.

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Chicken Hen daily painting oil


6"x6" oil on masonite. "Ann's Chickens" I am always painting my sister-in-laws chickens. She has quite a variety.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

"Quiet Winter" Snow Daily Oil Painting Impressionist

"Quiet Winter"

6"x6" oil on masonite. A soft blanket of snow buffers sound, making the landscape quiet and peaceful.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

"Sloppy Eggs" still life oil painting Eggs

Sloppy Eggs

6"x6" oil on masonite. Eggs are so pretty "sunny side up" However, I like my eggs cooked a little more than that. Being impatient, I usually flip them early, making them pretty sloppy! Mmm much better, though. I didn't have much time to work on these eggs, but I wanted to at least try and post something for our egg day!! Thanks for looking!

by the way I did sprinkle the painting with real pepper, does that mean this is a mixed media?  :D

Saturday, December 2, 2006

"Fresh Market Fruit" pears daily painting

6"x6" oil on masonite. A local farmer's market has their produce displayed beautifully, in little wooden crates and tissue paper, just in time for Christmas!

Friday, December 1, 2006

"Intersection" daily oil painting

6"x6" oil on masonite. sold

A very quiet intersection at dawn. If you check out my entry on the 23rd , I have brought up the subject of "leave it or remove it" with the utility pole. Here I definately wanted them in, sometimes it's an easier decision than other times.