Thursday, April 26, 2012

6. Red Fishing Boat

Red Fishing Boat
6" x 6"
Oil on gessoboard

Painted from a photo taken on our Sunday afternoon drive through Astoria, OR.
This dock in the mouth of the Columbia is a good place to see (and hear) sea lions. They seemed to enjoy the sun as much as we did.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

5. Blue Sun Porch

Blue Sun Porch
6"x 6"
Oil on gessoboard

I'm finally feeling a bit better after being terribly sick.
And, the sun came to visit the Pacific Northwest over the weekend. 
Terrific medicine. :)

The family and I went on a lazy, meandering, Sunday afternoon drive through the hills of Astoria, OR. This is one of the many sun-drenched houses I admired from the passenger seat.


Friday, April 13, 2012

4. Shades of Green

Shades of Green
6" x 6"
Oil on gessoboard

From a photo I took at the Finn Creek Open Air Museum near New York Mills, MN.

Ah, Summer. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

3. Dad's Lunchbox

Dad's Lunchbox
6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

Daily painting number three. 
I'm maybe kind of starting to feel the love for the oils.  
That's infinitely more affection than I was feeling yesterday. ;)

My dad had a lunchbox like this when I was a kid.
One of my sisters gave me this one. I like it. 'Twas fun to paint.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

2. August in Minnesota

August in Minnesota
6" x 6"
Oil on gessoboard

Ack! This is exceedingly difficult.
But I shall try, try again. :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

1. Oregon Dunes

Oregon Dunes
6" x 6"
Oil on Gessoboard

I'm so excited! (And a little terrified.)
After painting almost exclusively with acrylics for 13 (!) years, I am truly going to give oils a go. No more excuses! My supplies arrived today, and this here little number is my first effort. 

In order to continually develop my skills and learn as much as I can while chasing after my three little guys, I'll be doing small and speedy daily paintings. When I feel like they're up to snuff, I'll make them available for purchase. 

So, hopefully you'll be seeing many more of these, and, with any luck, they'll only get better. :)