Saturday, June 16, 2012

Tranquil Morning

A transparent winged dragonfly sits on a 
windswept vine of delicate blossoms, 
against a golden-pink sunrise.

Painted for Dana Marie's Rendition Me This 
Tranquil Journey challenge.
I am enjoying her challenges because they push me
 in a different direction in my painting,
one that I find very interesting.

I also entered this painting in DPW's "Insect" challenge.
I was surprised and happy to see the theme fit this work,
as I haven't had much time to paint since I am leaving soon
on an extended road trip (see post below).

6"x6" acrylic on canvas panel


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Road Trip    

I will be going on an extended road trip through the western US, to take photos, painting plein air, and just visiting wonderful places. I will be taking my laptop with me, so that I can post; and check my blog and email occasionally -  whenever I am in a hotspot. 

Paintings may still  be purchased through Paypal, but please allow up to 6 weeks for delivery. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Old Hay Barn

Painted for Lee Brown's  A Day Not Wasted
June challenge of an old central California barn.

6" x 8" acrylic on canvas panel


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Peaches and Pears

Painted this for Daily Paint Work's "Stripes" challenge.
(after the style of the early impressionists,
especially Matisse and Cezanne).

8" x 6" acrylic on canvas panel


Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Spotted Teapot

Painted for DPW's "Polka Dot" challenge.
A brightly colored painting (after Josephine Trotter) 
sets a blue spotted teapot and lively pears 
on waves of tablecloth against vivid blue wall.

In following her style, I particularly liked her use of 
primary colors and her compositional movement.

6" x 8" acrylic on canvas panel


Friday, June 1, 2012

Spring Storm in the Tetons

Painted this from a photo I took while in Western Wyoming,
one of my favorite places. The Tetons Rockies are amazing in spring.
But beautiful and majestic in all seasons.

6" x 8" palette knife acrylic on canvas panel