Wednesday, April 30, 2014

165. Friday Night at the Fair

'Friday Night at the Fair'
6" x 6"
oil on gessobord

The final rays of the day spread across tent-tops at the county fair.

This scene is from our fair trip last August; - taking just one more look at the midway before we head home for the evening.
I really liked seeing the gaggles of girls and guys milling about - it totally brought me back. Summer is just the best, especially when you're young.

This scene is fitting for today, as we are experiencing late summer temperatures. What a great way to bring in May!


(btw, Blogger does something funky and over-saturates these images. To see a more accurate representation of the painting, just click on through to my  Daily Paintworks gallery. ) 

Friday, April 25, 2014

164. Head for the Hills

'Head for the Hills'
6" x 6"
oil on gessobord

Hey gang, I missed ya!
After a very fun and busy Easter week, my family spent this week taking turns being yucky sick. Thankfully, I have (so far) avoided the nasties, but I didn't have a chance to paint until today. Too long! :)

I think all the yet-to-be-caught-up laundry and dishes, not to mention the three-year-old spewing on me right after crawling into my bed (twice!) may be the inspiration for this painting. Whew! I wanna get away! ;)

This stretch of very rolling highway is in eastern Montana, a place that I find fascinating and starkly beautiful.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

163. Oregon Morning

'Oregon Morning'
6" x 6"
oil on gessobord

Yesterday morning; - it was sunny, it was foggy, it was fantastic.
I love this painting.

This is daily painting no. 163, and today marks my two-year anniversary of oil painting and daily painting! Whoohoo! 
 (I painted off and on with acrylics for several years prior.)

Thanks, all, for hanging out with me as I learn and grow.
 I am really so thrilled to have this avenue to express my creative self, and the overwhelming support from family, friends and fellow artists has just meant the world. Love you guys. :)


Monday, April 7, 2014

March in review...

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Thanks for viewing my work!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

162. Second Street

'Second Street'
6" x 6"
oil on gessobord

This very steep street is close to our home, and we drive up and down it several times a week.  
I snapped this picture one day when the clouds were perfectly puffy and white, and the sky a brilliant, deep blue. I laughed while taking it, and more so when looking at my photos, because it is FILLED with wires! 

(Is this a normal amount of utility lines? 
I don't recall seeing them like this in other places. 
I'm gonna have to start paying attention.)

Of course, I could have just eliminated them all and focused on the sky, but...they kind of grew on me. I'm into power lines right now. :)
(In the end, I did leave a few out -- so many wires!)

As we drove home from the post office this afternoon, my three-year-old asked, "Mom, is this the painting you were painting?"