Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Rarely Seen Species

Gobbler pears?  My husband said that these pears remind him of three, long-necked turkeys.  Clearly, a little of my crazy has rubbed off.  I love that about him.

Speaking of turkeys, the rest of my week is going to be devoted to holiday preparations.  And I'm looking forward to every minute of it! If I don't have the chance to post again this week, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Let the holidays begin!

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Squad

Good morning!

I'm sticking with apples for a little longer.  And the shades of gray.  There seem to be unlimited variations of gray, and I'm enjoying experimenting with its neutrality.

Happy Friday!  Have a great weekend, y'all!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gray Flannel

Hi there, everyone!  I apologize for my recent absence.  I had a laparoscopic cholecystectomy during the first week of November.

(Thank goodness, gallbladders appear to be spare parts! Ha!)

So, instead of painting, I have been snuggled up on my sofa -- watching movies and in general -- being spoiled rotten.  It was quite fun!  But I'm glad to be back in my little studio.

I have been struggling lately.  Too much fussing!  I have lost count of the number of completed canvases that I've wiped clean.  It has been a learning process, though.  With the exception of the highlights, this painting was done with only my No.12 Monarch bright.

What do you do to keep your brushstrokes loose?  Or when you're in a painting rut?  I welcome any comments or suggestions.  Thanks, everyone!  I hope you're all having a great week!