Monday, July 27, 2015

Striking the Pose

4"x6" oil 
This pose she is holding must say something about her personality.  She froze for a moment, enticed by those picnickers across the park who were playing a lawn game, knowing she had reached her permissible boundary and she caught my attention and I am sure that I caught someone's attention wondering why I was photographing her...and it goes on and on.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Little Mothers

6"x6" oil
I was watching these little girls at the park.  The one face us had a popular type of doll and she was totally in to it.  Her friend, who had the same doll with different colored hair, treated hers like an inconvenient accoutrement.   So even though I called this painting "Little Mothers" it might be more appropriate to cal it 'little mother and her single friend!'

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Working Together

4"x6" oil
We call it play, they call it work.  They are diligent gardeners, pulling up plants and planting weeds.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Backyard Fun

30"x48"  acrylic SOLD
This is quite large and I really wanted to approach it more stylized and graphic.  I made a number of changes before I delivered it, and forgot to take a photo, but you get the idea.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Boys and Girls

6"x6" oil
This does bring back memories of sunbathing with my girlfriends (we used baby oil and iodine back then) and the boys in the distance.  The pattern of their legs with fun shadows really caught my attention and I snapped a quick shot of this that was really terrible.  There were a lot more people in it and only part of their legs, but it was enough to create a painting I am happy with.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Almost

6"x6" oil
This little one was working so hard to catch balls that were just barely out of her reach.  That did not deter her though, as she stayed with the task.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Dragonfly

6"x6" oil
This little dragonfly is dancing in the shallows.  I love this summer subject because it gives me the chance to play with color.  Landscapes in VT in the summer are pretty green, so I am focusing on our beautiful parks and lakes and the lovely people that enjoy them.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Morning Coffee

6"x6" oil
Lovely place to enjoy morning coffee with their pouch.  It is actually from Brookfield, VT, and they are watching those fishing from the floating bridge, which should be a subject for another day.  If I owned that dock however, I would put some Adirondack chairs on it.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Shade

6"x6" oil
Sitting on a bench in the shade, watching the river go by, this couple has found their piece of paradise today.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

6"x6" oil
It is so sad when roses fade.  They just look pathetic and droopy.  I showed my granddaughter my wedding pictures and she said, "oh Grandma I wish you still looked like this!"  I guess I look a bit faded and droopy too!  I am glad I got these roses at their prime!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

White Roses II

6"x6" oil
I took a bit of a different approach to this and my granddaughters were also painting with me, which was fun but a bit of a distraction!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

White Roses

6"x6" oil
I got a beautiful bouquet of white roses for my birthday and was able to get a few paintings from it.  Roses and Peonies are a challenge for me and I know it will take a lot of painting of them before I am confident.  In the meantime, I am just going to have fun.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Right Touch

6"x6" oil
I think there was a lot of golfing this  holiday weekend, however I was entertaining my granddaughters and did not have time for photographing anything but them. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Putting Practice

6"x6" oil
I hope to do a series of golfing paintings, but that means I need to get out on the golf course and ride around finding landscapes and figurative positions that are interesting.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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