Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Car Show

The Car Show
8" x 10"
Oil on Panel

I love painting old cars and trucks.  This is a 1949 Ford V8 Deluxe, in case you're wondering.  I think every car should be red!  I used a mixture of Cad Red Medium and Permanent Rose.  I always have trouble with the shadows on the reds, trying to keep them from looking too brown or too purple. This one was hard - but fun.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Le Geck Se Cache

Hi!  I hope everyone's 2013 has started out better than mine!  No really, painting is going well but work is stressfull and in double measure as I have had to refrain from dancing this year due to pain in my back and left hip.  Bummer I know & pun intended!

I also wanted to keep you all up to date on the events at the Daily Painters site since I have passed the two month marker, and there are none.  I have been painting religiously and posting anywhere from 3-5 pieces a week (not all the 6 x 6's since I have so much art that I wanted to have a little bit in the gallery so people could get a feel for my style so I added older sold works).  Any way, nothing has sold (via the site - I sold a piece myself though).  The most popular piece is pictured here.  Over 50 views but no bites.  About 500 hits to my blog year to date, of which I am not sure which were directed from the daily painters and which were from the S&CO.  If I had to guess I'd say 30 / 70 dpw/s&co (so more directed to it by me & my work circle).  I'm sure I signed up at just about the worst time of year (November with everyone shopping for the holidays) so am confident things will improve eventually......

I continue to produce about 4 paintings a week.  I am on a roll with my photos of boo boo kitty from Texas & can't thank Sally enough for spotting her on the bird bath.  I got some amazing photos and I like some of the pieces I am turning out too - not all 6 x 6's.  I do find that size annoying after a while and I want to paint a bit bigger.  Then I will go back to it for the discipline in seeing and I like change.  I will post a boo boo kitty painting as soon as I take a few photos of them and edit.

Mmwa!  to you all & have the best Saturday ever!  I wish everyone would sign on.  We only got about the 1/2 class participating.  Perhaps it's intimidating and we'll have to go over that next year in class.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


"Orange, orange, fork, fork"
9" x 12"

I finally finished this piece that I barely got started on in Carole's class.  I kept putting this one off because of all of the stripes.  And it actually wasn't as hard as I anticipated.  I may work on it some more.  I need to look at it for a while and let my head clear.  I think the forks need some work - a few slashes of paint here and there.