Saturday, April 28, 2007

REFLECTIONS AND FOREST RUN ~ I finished these two little ACEO paintings last night and I plan to work on one of my 6 x 6 inch stretched canvases tonight. I'm always glad to see the weekend come so I can paint something! These two ACEOs are both acrylics and I just listed them on E-bay today. I hope everyone is doing great this weekend and I have some blog visiting to catch up on! :)

Sunday, April 22, 2007

For Kris and Chris...This is a manipped photo of my daughter Kristie...she moved out almost a year ago and is very happy with TLOHL (the love of her life) but darn I miss her lots sometimes!! They come over at least once a week to visit and I enjoy cooking up something they enjoy for supper between work/school/gym. I'm very happy and proud of you my daughter and LOVE you lots!!!!!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Fancy Tree, Twisty Tree and Firelight Ridge ~ Yep I changed the title of this one and I did some tweaking to it today, including making my sig look better (Thanks Babs!!) I also put a layer of clear gloss gel medium on this, let it dry and then a coat of varnish. I love the glossiness and the way the colors deepen and plan to do this to my paintings on canvas from now on! I worked on the two ACEO's last night and today and good grief, I'm going to have to think of some better titles LOL, but I settled for 'Twisty Tree' and 'Fancy Tree'! I hope everyone is having a great Saturday!! The weather was gorgeous today, sunny and near 80.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

CHRISTMAS TREES IN APRIL!?? ~ 'Trees of Eight' Ha, you're probably asking why someone would paint what appears to be Christmas trees in the middle of April...I wish I knew the answer to that, but in any case these really aren't trees decorated for the Holidays. I was just trying to get the effect of eight trees all lit up and sparkling on top of a high ridge. This is acrylics on 6 x 6 stretched canvas and all I have left to do is put on a layer of Liquitex heavy gloss medium and then varnish it. Cynthia this is my first finished painting on the canvases I bought from you. Thank You!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Blooming Apple Tree and Garden of the Sun ACEO~ The top photo is of another ACEO I recently finished and the bottom photos are of the very old knarly apple tree at the back of my yard. It has rings of little holes decorating the trunk from a woodpecker and it probably needs pruning but it blooms wonderfully every spring! I am inspired to do the paintings of trees from the shape of this and other interesting trees I've seen! I guess I'm a Tree Hugger (and painter)!

Friday, April 13, 2007

DIAMONDS IN THE CORNFIELD ~ I just finished this painting the other day (finally!) and it's 8 x 10 inches in acrylics on stretched canvas. I originally had it titled with the word jewels but I like diamonds better. Lots of times when driving to work before daylight I enjoy seeing the moon and how it seems to glow up there. When you really look at it, it seems to be under layers of diffused light and colors and it's not all white. I guess the craters and atmospheric conditions create the shadows you see on it. One of these days I'll get it down perfectly I hope!
I am always inspired by Jafabrit's spuggy birds and put some on top of the cornstalks to look at the moon!
Yeaaa Cynthia I am so thrilled by the 12 little canvases that I bought from you on E-bay, thanks so much for offering them and I already have one painting started on one of them!

New friend in blogland! A very talented artist and WetCanvas buddy of mine, Babs has started a blog, woohoo about time!! Give her a visit and check out her beautiful paintings!!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

NEW PAINTINGS ~ I finished up these three paintings last night and still working on a larger one too. The top two are ACEO size in acrylics and the bottom one is 3 x 5 inches and was the last of the 'bubble tree' painting that I had cut into 3 separate paintings. It's always hard to think of titles but these are 'Silver Tree', 'Sunset Tree' and 'Hearts Underground'.
NEW UPDATED PHOTO ~ I've been meaning to get a better/clearer/more up-to-date photo of myself to put in my profile and I finally got one last night after about 15 tries LOL! I set the self timer then went over and waited for it to flash...(gee I felt really ridiculous) but anyways I finally picked one that turned out OK even though my neck looks hunched down like a turtle! Here are two of the rejects :D I hope everyone has a BLESSED AND HAPPY EASTER!!!