Thursday, June 21, 2012

22. Rotary Dial Hotwheel

'Rotary Dial Hotwheel'
6" x 6"
Oil on gessoboard

So, 'daily painting' is not exactly a reality for a mother of three boys ages six and under. It's more like 'fifteen minutes here, ten minutes there - painting', but it's all good. I get to be home with my monkeys and pursue my dreams all at the same time.

My littlest guy (16 months) likes to play with his cars on this window sill -- I didn't notice this one 'til after I had taken a bunch of photos. I like it.

And I think he likes the painting --
"Car! Car!"
A chubby little finger, pointing, over and over.  
So stinkin' adorable. :)


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

21. Spotlight on Old Blue

'Spotlight on Old Blue'
6" x 6"
Oil on gessoboard

A weathered spotlight on a 1972 Peterbilt truck.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

20. June 14

'June 14'
6" x 6" 
Oil on gessoboard

Hmmm, another flag. 
They've really captured my attention.

Happy Flag Day!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

19. Whose Broad Stripes

'Whose Broad Stripes'
6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

A few Memorial Days ago; saluting the brave.

A slow start this week - being tired makes it very hard to get in the groove!
I tried and gave up on a handful of other subjects before finally settling on this one. I rediscovered this photo from five (or so) years ago and thought it would work nicely for the Stripe Challenge on Daily Paintworks.

This was so much fun to paint and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. The stars on the biggest flag were the most difficult part - super challenging to keep a star just the right amount of 'loose'.

It's so exciting when a painting comes out relatively close to how I imagine -- really spurs me on to the next. I love this kind of learning!

Friday, June 1, 2012

18. Engine No. 2

Engine No. 2
6" x 6"
Oil on gessoboard

Who doesn't love a parade?
Ours is on the 4th of July, the last day of 'Heritage Days', our town's annual celebration. 
Family and friends, beautiful sunshiny skies -- it's a highlight of our year, always.
This year it will be much more than that, I'm sure.
Missing you very much, Deana.