Saturday, April 25, 2015

Touchdown - SOLD

This is a swan splashing around in the lake.  I entitled it "Touchdown".  I spend so much time on airplanes and experiencing touchdowns that I had that on my mind when I painted this one for the weekly challenge to paint "splashing".  I was actually unsure if swans could fly but guess what?  Swans that are seen around marshes, lakes and ponds can actually fly only 60 days after hatching.
This is painted on 6" x 6" board.  I really like the way the paint lays on these boards and I really cannot get an adequate picture but the painting is always so much better "in person".

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Little Red Haired Angel

"Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it."  Hebrews 13:2

I want to start a series of paintings of angels.  I had a beautiful friend pose for me a while back to help me create the paintings and I am just now settling in to get started.    This little girl's sweet face inspired me so I wanted her to be my first.    Next month I will be studying with Casey Baugh.  Baugh's work can be described as narrative impressionistic realism. His series and exhibits are thematic and he uses his art to narrate.  I find his style so appealing and consider him one of my favorite artists.   His work can be found at

I am very excited to be a part of his class and wanted to get a headstart on some portraits prior to class.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Little Beach Beauty - SOLD

 I love, love watching children, especially at the beach.  This little girl happens to be the granddaughter of a new friend who asked me to paint this for her from a photo she had.  I loved the finished product (can you say that if you are the artist?).  Anyway,  I feel blessed that it turned out so well and I loved it so that I made cards from it and send those out with my paintings that are sold.  There are a couple of things I like - the little muffin top that is over her diaper, the hat (of course), her pose and the way she is looking out at the ocean.  This week I am submitting this to the "Shadow Challenge".  Shadows are tricky to paint.  The large hat cast a shadow on her upper body in a nice way.  I would love to be at the beach with this little beauty.