Tuesday, April 16, 2013

85. Downstairs

6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

Another cute house in north Portland. 
SO green! 
I've lived in the PNW for almost 15 years, and I'm still amazed by how green it is year-round. (I took this photo in January.) Love it.
We're enjoying a similarly sunny day today, -- so great. 
Keep it coming, Spring!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

84. Stems

6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

It's my anniversary! My oil painting anniversary, that is. 
One year ago today, I painted and posted my very first small painting in oils!
I've had the time of my life, and I've learned so, so much. 

I haven't painted many flowers, or what I should say is, I haven't completed many paintings of flowers, because, well, they're tough! 
These little lovelies came home with me yesterday thanks to my sweet mother-in-law, and after seeing the roundy vase I knew I had to try painting them. To take the pressure off, I put the focus on my favorite parts -- the vase and stems. I gotta say, I'm diggin' those stems.  

Thanks for watching my progress this past year - I can't wait to see what the next one brings. :)