Saturday, June 23, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
oil 8x8 inches I had a great visit in Happy Jack, but I'm glad to be home. Don't think I'll drive across the desert alone again. I had a few scary moments related to running out of gas and on the way back, overheating. If you ever drive in 116 degree heat, turn down your air, push the recirculate button and keep your rpms under 3000. It worked. As for the painting, I did get one chance to paint and visit at the same time. The desk sat in a tiny alcove lit by a north window. Not just any old antiques, these belonged to her parents and grandparents.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
oil 4x4 inches not for sale When I have just a little time to paint I paint a little painting. My mother gave me this individual creamer she had purchased long ago in Amsterdam. The white glaze is a kind of cool yellowish leaning toward blue. That's what I love most about it. So subtle. A very limited palette of TWhite, UltBlue, CdYellowMed and CdRedLt made painting this one simple. Tomorrow I'm off to Happy Jack, Arizona for a few days visiting loved ones. Painting and internet access are unknowns at this point, but I'll be back.
Monday, June 11, 2012
oil 8x8 inches Click to Purchase This is the Galleano Winery building, painted on location this morning. I should have peeked inside, but I got wrapped up in my painting. Next time. Olive trees have an interesting silvery blue-green color that I like. I can't get over the friendliness of everyone at Galleano. What a great place to paint. They have shade, a little park with a restroom, tons of historical stuff and the wine is delicious. Click here for more info on Galleano.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
oil 10x8 inches click here to bid This morning I went out to the Galleano Winery with my new Coulter Plein Air System. I was really exited to try it out. After picking my spot, I discovered I had no paper towels! Dang! Driving to a store gave the sun a chance to come out. Yay! Almost finished with my painting, I heard a voice behind me; "You're pretty damn good!" It was Don Galleano who long ago proclaimed another painting I did out there "damn good." This time he introduced himself and invited me into the tasting room for a glass of wine. Well how could I refuse? :-) He insisted I take the glass, the wine and a bottle to go, (!) and "get back out there". What a nice guy. Everybody else out there is just as friendly. You can see my Coulter System supported my wine glass quite nicely.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
oil 6x6 inches click here to bid This week DPW challenged us to paint stripes. I may have taken this a bit too far. Looks like a convict's uniform in an old prison movie! :-) Really it's just a piece cut from the inside of a White House Black Market shopping bag. I love that store, but not the prices. I had fun painting on a black ground.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
oil 8x8 inches click here to bid Lori's on Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. Light was fading fast, but the sign seemed to glow. I liked the neon signs in contrast to the overall darkness. I chose to paint this one partly because I wondered if I could pull it off.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
click here to bid It's National Doughnut Day! The fabric pattern reminds me of a magic carpet. I love donuts and doughnuts. Found out you can spell it either way. Go get some donuts. I'm pretty sure the calories don't count if you eat them today.