Tuesday, March 29, 2016

244. Pencil Jar

'Pencil Jar'
8" x 8"
oil on gessoboard

Hi guys!
We were on Spring Break last week so I took a painting break and enjoyed my family. 
It was really, really nice, and now I'm happy to be back in my painting corner.

So, yes, another blue canning jar. I am a little obsessed, partly because I like the jars, of course, but mostly because the painting of them is so challenging! I'm never immediately satisfied with my results, but I'm usually more gracious toward my work when I look back weeks or months later. 
(Except every once in a while, when I think it's all garbage and I'll never paint again. Haha. My poor husband.)

Anyway, here's another in my quest to paint a canning jar. Getting closer to that elusive 'exactly how I want it'. ;)

(This one is a bit bigger than than my usual small squares, hence the higher starting bid on Daily Paintworks.)

Thanks for viewing!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Last Light of Yellowstone

'Last Light of Yellowstone'
11" x 35"
oil on board

This one is just for fun, from one of my favorite Yellowstone pics. 
The westerly forest fires made the sky hazy all day long, and when dusk arrived, it was lovely.
Blue and purple distant ridges, and the last little bit of sunlight striking the hills to the east. 
It was delightful.

(Not for sale.)

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Top of the Morning

'Top of the Morning'
18" x 12"
oil on gessoboard

Hi guys! :)

 This painting is my contribution to the annual fundraising auction put on by the staff and volunteers at my boys' school. They do such a great job in and out of the classroom; we're so thankful for them all! 

This scene is from a photo I took behind the school a few weeks ago.
Just one more thing I love about our school. :)