Sunday, September 27, 2015

Horse Study

Horse Study/ oil on gesso board/ 8 x 6/ Low Country

September has been a busy month!
I enjoyed a workshop of fabulous new students that are all now enrolled in weekly ongoing classes. Plus, I have been involved in the organizational details of a local art sale with several brand new artists that will occur this week. I expect once the sale is done that I will resume more regular on line updates. I have been obsessed (again) with understanding color. I am wondering whether to post some of that information here. Alternatively,  I have been asked about a possible class at Nash Arts. Your thoughts would be appreciated.

This little painting is of a horse that I saw on a day collecting images with Sharon Thorp earlier this summer. The format of the painting was inspired by a painting I saw on line of a commissioned hose portrait. I loved the unfinished look.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sunflower Study #

Sunflowers Study #2/ oil on gesso board/ 8 x 8/ SOLD

I have not had a chance to paint and post lately. That is not to say that I have not painted. In fact, I have painted things that I love. However they are large watercolors that I shall offer at the upcoming sale or submit  to upcoming juried exhibitions. I have also painted studies. Some of these are working on seeing and painting color and others are requirements for my on line class assignments.
Today, though, I completed another sunflowers study. The filler flowers are butterfly bushes. I loved the interplay of colors in this one.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Little Gull Sketch

Gull Sketch/ oil on board/ 4 x 4/ Low Country

A sketch of a gull at the beach. I had small pails in the composition but they were distracting. I would have known this if I would have done a thumbnail value sketch....
I will offer this, though I plan on re doing it with more finish.

Thursday, September 3, 2015


Sunshine!/ oil on board/ 7 x 5/ SOLD

I was working on "glow" to give the feeling of this glorious summer day in this small painting. I hope many of you are packing for a long beach weekend and have great weather,  just like the day this little one enjoyed!

This is my post for Day 3 of Leslie Saeta's Challenge (link) and I have to go paint to get ready for tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sunflower Study #1

Sunflower Study #1/ oil on gesso board/ 8 x 8/ SOLD

I am finally painting again. However, my calendar has not caught up. I planned on participating in Leslie Saeta's September 30 Paintings in Thirty Day Challenge (link) and I totally missed Day 1. Here is my first painting.This is a study of sunflowers in a loose squared-stroke style.