Saturday, June 30, 2012

capturing retro 7"x7" oil figurative

This is a re-do of a painting I did recently and wasn't really happy with, so I changed some colors and clarified some things and I like it much better.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sharon Smiling 4"x4" oil sold

I tried several unsuccessful times to repaint the portrait I did of Sharon and finally filed it in the trash.  I think in part that I was using a really bad reference photo and secondly, I couldn't get it out of my head what I wanted, instead of what I saw.


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sharon 4"x4" oil sold

Sharon is a beautiful woman, and I honestly don't think I have fully captured that, although I do think this looks like her.  I tried scratching into the paint as a technique on this one....I may have to re-do or re-work this until I am satisfied.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Eddie 4"x4" oil sold

Something I have been thinking about.....painting, for me, is  like an itch that I have to scratch.  For a long time I had that itch and I ignored it, then I discovered the daily painters "movement" and it gave me the kick-start I needed.  Then life got in the way, and I took a hiatus for a few months and when I returned to daily painting, it felt like a wonderful friend that I had been neglecting.  The lesson for me in this is to pay attention to those nagging feelings and attend to them without making excuses why I can't do it, or why I shouldn't make it a priority.  I feel this way about yoga, eating right, and my family and friends....that makes for a full life in my estimation.  I used to be a teacher and when I was that, it was my priority and I am thankful I had that career and met so many wonderful students, parents and fellow educators.  My creative energy went to that then, but I always knew I needed to attend to that itch to paint.


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pop 4"x4" oil sold

My dad died 2 years ago.  I am doing family "mugshots" and decided to do my "pop" in a way that we frequently saw his computer, trading stocks or sending out a strongly opinionated email.  He wore dress shirts and a baseball cap...and I really loved him.
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