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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Pearfect Day

I wanted to post the final on this painting so you can see where I left it. Not sure if this is the title but it will do for now. I really had to force myself to consider a very simple background and something other than dark which is such a common solution. This sea/sky seems to lend some atmosphere but I think had I added clouds it might have been hard to know...maybe I would have loved it! But hopefully this idea will begin to evolve for me. This is a nearly full sheet. I am really liking combining a still life with a landscape...I just have to get better at it!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I am off to the framers today and did get the pro photo shoot of my last painting with pears. So will get that framed as well. When I get back on Friday I can do the color correction etc and will try to post that last painting. I say last even though there are those 2 out there but I am so sick of pears! Ha! One I wrecked the background last minute and the other is about 1/4 or so done...and I think I will work on it off and on and think about the background on that one and take photos to try something...being more careful with it than the other one! Ha! So I will be checking in soon with an update!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Workshop Updates

I might be accepting a few more workshops but I like to keep the numbers low as I enjoy being home to paint too so will only be doing a few workshops each year. But right now there are a few openings in my workshop in July at Art in the Mountains in beautiful Bend, Oregon. You can follow this link to my page and from there move through the site and register and see how pretty the area is! Hope I get to meet some of you there!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Slow Progress

I actually have not been painting for some time now. I think I burned out! Plus so much has been going on here which made it hard for me to paint. I learned not to paint when life is in turmoil when I wrecked the background on that last piece so I am laying low until life settles.
I have been out taking photos however...out of the house and breathing air and trying to keep my health going strong! Took this lovely picture of swans down by my bridge and I hope to go up to the rice patties north of me where they grow wild rice. In a few weeks that should begin to fill with thousands of swans. It is deafening and hopefully when they arrive I can get there and take pictures to share with you!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Pears On Vacation

This is maybe not the title but that is what I am calling it right now. It is not done and I am trying to go more slowly because of the other disaster! That was terrible! But I am trying so many new things something is bound to go wrong. This time the tape worked and the masking quite well crazy moves on my it is ok so far!
I had thought there might be trees somewhere on the horizon and now I dont think I want that so now I fear the painting is cut in 1/2 with the not sure how this will all be fixed...hopefully over the weekend I will have this one finished as well!