Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Rock Formation Limestone Quarry Landscape Oil Painting


Rock Formation 
oil on panel 
6x6"

This landscape reminds me of our family trip out West a few years ago.  The cool thing is this unique formation is much closer to home.  A silhouette of  limestone quarry against the setting sun.  Being an active quarry the landscape is still changing every day.


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Reservoir Summer Beach Original Daily Oil Painting


The Reservoir 
oil on panel 
6x6"

One of our favorite spots in summer, a nearby reservoir.  Good for camping, hiking, biking, boating, swimming or just relaxing on the beach.

I have painted this beach full of people but I got up early and captured a quiet groomed beach ready for visitors. 


Monday, July 25, 2016

Eagle Marsh Dusk Color Study Original Daily Oil Painting Impressionism


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Eagle Marsh
oil on panel 
6x6"

I had a pretty productive Monday in the studio, especially considering I started my day folding a basket of clothes before I realized they were still dirty.




Friday, July 22, 2016

Summer Festival Carnival Small town Original Daily Oil Painting


"Three River's Festival"
oil on panel
6x6"

My favorite part of this painting, the people, was the most challenging part as well.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Festival Summer Street Fair Original Daily Oil Painting


"Summer Festivals"
oil on panel 
6x6"

Summertime means festivals and fairs.  The smaller the town the more charming the fair.  Here, night was falling and all the lights of the street fair glowing.  This is small town Americana.




Monday, July 18, 2016

Kiddie Pool Summer Days Plein Air Painting



"Kiddie Pool"
oil on panel 
6x6 "

Best. Dad. Ever.  We live in the woods on a glacial ridge.  Not the most conducive for a pool.  My dear husband scouted out the best possible spot in the yard.  He came home from Rural King with a big box of the best joy and 8 year boy could dream of for summer vacation.   Did I mention he did this on Father's  Day weekend?  

We had a storm roll through last night that knocked out the power all day.  No better place to spend a hot, soupy day.

Thanks hon.



Sunday, July 17, 2016

A Quiet Summer Morning Hostas in Bloom Garden Art


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"A Quiet Summer Moment"
oil on panel
6x6"

I was out watering my garden in the peace of early morning.  Bees were buzzing in the hostas that are in full bloom by my he garden shed.  I am so glad I had my cell phone.  I snapped a ton of pics in hope to get at least on clear one of the bees in flight.  I was so excited for my inspiration for the studio later in the day.  I would like to colored this subject further.




Saturday, July 16, 2016

Mirror Lake University of Saint Francis Original Oil Painting Impressionism


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"Mirror Lake"
oil on panel
6x6"

One of my favorite places.  The campus of Saint Francis is so beautiful any time if the year.  This day in July was serene and felt like I was sitting in an impressionist painting.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Out of this World Dusk Landscape Original Impressionism Painting


"Out of this World"
oil on panel 
6x6"

I must be watching too many episodes of the X-Files on Netflix with my daughter.   Because this painting looks like it is somewhere out West near Roswell or even another world.  Dusk is becoming one of my favorite times to paint.  You can find that I have posted quite a few in the last month or so.  Have a great weekend! 



Thursday, July 14, 2016

Twilight Silhouettes Original Artwork


"Around the Bend"
oil on panel 
6x6"

I am really enjoying the effects of twilight on the landscape.  The colors are subdued in a lovely way and the silhouettes are full of mystery. 



Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Tuesday Evening Bike Ride Pond Reflections Original Oil Painting


"Tuesday Evening"
oil on panel 
6x6"

Enjoying the lovely summer weather.   On the truly sweltering days I remind myself how I longed for these days when I was scraping the ice off my car in the dead of winter.  Today is a good day to set out some sun tea and splash in the kiddie pool with my youngest. 




Monday, July 11, 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016

VW Bus Summer Road Trip Original Art Daily Oil Painting


V dub 
oil on panel 
6x6"

Every time I get the pleasure of seeing a VW bus going down the road I can't help but smile and wish I had one.  I am a proud owner of a 1993 V dub Cabriolet  (in excellent shape btw) I am now wanting a New Beetle turbo.  It will be hard to replace my old girl but I think it is time.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Early Bird Morning Hike Daily Landscape Painting


"Early Bird"
oil on panel
6x6 "

I am not an early bird by choice.  As long as I have my coffee I am good to go.  Besides the light from the early sun is always worth it.  Such a peaceful time full of promise for the rest of the day.  




Wednesday, July 6, 2016

July 2016 Twilight Color Study Contemporary Impressionism


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July 2016
oil on panel 
6x6 "

My usual challenge of trying to keep it fresh.  Clear color, not muddy and expressive brushstrokes not overworked. 

Sounds simple yet this can still trip me up more times than I care to count!

Detail:





Sunday, July 3, 2016

Happy Independence Day American Landscape



Happy 4th of July
Independence Day

What a weekend.  A time to reflect.   A time to remember.   A time to celebrate.

I am falling asleep as I type this so I will be short and share some sweet.   Our 1st Grandbaby was born yesterday!   He is so precious and Mom and Dad are doing well.  


♡☆♡☆♡☆♡



Saturday, July 2, 2016

Just Drive Summer Nights Daily Oil Painting


"Just Drive"
oil on panel
6x6"

That's right, sometimes you just have to get in your car and drive.  The colors of the road and landscape in the twilight and headlights was so cool!  This painting is "related" to my last two posts.



Friday, July 1, 2016

Passenger Seat Summer Driving Original Daily Oil Painting


"Passenger Seat"
oil on panel 
6x6"

The low light of dusk and the light from my car's headlights made some interesting color to study in this painting.