Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"Lil Bit O' Love"


5" x 5", Oil on Gessoboard

My family likes all kinds of 'junk' candy....sour patch, peach rings, skittles, and even these heart shaped Gobstoppers. Although I am more fond of chocolates, these were too pretty not to paint!

Friday, January 23, 2009


This is a painting I am currently working on (one of MANY). I always feel as if I should only post completed pieces, but today I decided that I will show some works in progress every once in a while. This piece is 16" x 20" and is in pastel on sanded paper. It's one of the paintings in my 'fog/mist' series I am working on....

Heather from my weekly painting group recently started a group blog for us where you can see some work from our weekly plein air outings, although most are hesitant to post their works in progress too! You can check it out at or you can click on the link on the left. From there you can visit the websites of everyone in our group. Have fun!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Big Dog"

7" x 12", Oil on Mounted Linen

So much has been going on: the holidays, 9 (yes, NINE) days without electricity in an icestorm, art shows, etc...but I am still managing to get some painting done! I have been working on 2 series: landscapes with a mist/fog theme and figures in the landscape.

This week our plein air painting group met indoors - can't say I was too upset considering it was about 5 degrees outside! I used the time to paint this guy; it was good to take a break from the larger more serious pieces to paint something fun. Hope you like him!