Monday, September 22, 2014

Still Life with Sterling Pitcher and Cantaloupe

After too many days away, my fingers feel rusty.

I hope you're enjoying the last day of summer. Happy Monday!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Day Eleven

Private Collection

The background on this painting is more of a cool brown than black. I hope it looks correct on your monitor, but if not, I wanted to mention the difference. Daily Paintworks has an alternate image feature now, and I think it will be great for adding detail shots.

We have a very special wedding to attend this weekend, so this may be my last post for a few days. I hope you have a great weekend, and I will see you next week.

Happy painting!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Day 10: Woodland View

I've always loved the poem "September Midnight" by Sara Teasdale. She very eloquently describes the sounds of Indian Summer evenings. For some reason, painting this pear brought the poem to mind. The late afternoon light is so pretty this time of year. Impossible for me to truly capture, but so pleasant to try.

Have a great evening!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Day Nine

It is really windy here today, so this is not the best photograph. I will try to replace it with a better one later this week. My sweet friend, MaryJane, gave me this vintage dachshund figurine, and I thought it would make a fun study. Dachsies, even porcelain ones, make my heart smile.

Have a great evening!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Day Eight

Well, the first week of the 30-in-30 challenge flew by. This is going to be a busy week for me, but I will try to post as much as possible. With a little luck, hopefully, I will end up with 7 more paintings. Thank you for your very sweet comments and for your patience with all of these extra posts. I appreciate it.

I hope your week is off to a wonderful beginning! Happy Monday!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Day Seven

We've been enjoying a cool, rainy weekend. It feels like time to make green chile stew and watch a little football. I love this time of year!

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Day Five

I'm still having fun with the Italian plums. If fruit can have personality, they are packed with it.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Day Four

I loved painting these little Italian plums, and the footed bowl was a fun challenge, too.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Day Three

This is my entry for day three of the 30-in-30 challenge. Leslie suggested we pick a theme for our 30 paintings. When I sit down to paint, my main focus is always portraying the play of light. The objects and composition never matter much to me. The light is my inspiration. In the past year or so, I've been drawn to the quietness of it. This little pear has that twilight feel for me.

I hope you're having a wonderful day! Happy painting!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 Painting Challenge

Day One:

Day Two:


These are my entries for Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 Challenge. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I did not have internet access yesterday, so I'm posting them both today. Check out all of the wonderful entries/artists here. It is such a fun challenge!

I hope your September is off to a great beginning!