Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pansies Galore

Happy Saturday, though not very pretty here at the moment. It is a dark, dismal day with plenty of rain. Thankfully no ice or sleet as we are still above freezing.  I thought this is a good day to show my oil painting that I worked on all last week.  The blue pansies are from a photo of ones from last year and the yellow from a another photo. The yellow ones are in a  litlle blue bottle. This blue bottle is from a photo of mine with crab apples. I put the crab apples in and it looked to Christmas, with the red and greens.  So this is when I put in the yellow pansies.  I still having trouble with space, as still too big for size  of canvas but  I think I did acheive some  drama.  Pansies have little faces so I hope they smile for everyone. Thanks for viewing and I appreciate everyone's comments.
The size of this is 9" by 12" on Gallery Wrapped Canvas with assorted oil colors.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Very Simple Rose

Hi Everyone, it's been a while since I've posted in here. I've been working on an oil painting for the last week. I finally finished it yesterday, so I decided to paint in watercolors.  I used a photo I had from Wet Canvas as a basis for this little painting.  I'm trying to get looser and use more water in this medium. I'm happy with this and feel for this moment this is as loose as I can get. But I will continue along this line.  I hope everyone enjoys viewing this and thank you.  I love reading your comments so please if you feel like it, leave one.    

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Hello everyone, we are having beautiful weather here for a change. Thanks everyone for commenting on my daffodils, I appreciate all of them.  This is painted from a photo provided by  aphiddew on Wet Canvas.  Thankyou aphiddew.  I very seldom paint animals but I really liked this photo and the way the sun plays into it.  I am very happy with this as it turned out how I wanted it to look.  I hope everyone enjoys my little sunbather, as much as I have.  Thanks again for following my blog and commenting. Means a lot to me. 

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sunny Daffodils

  Hi Everyone     I thought I would share  my latest watercolor painting.  This is from our  Paintings Friends Friday Foto Challenge for this week. The photo was supplied by my Painting Friend, Lil,  Thankyou Lil for such a lovely photo.  I really enjoyed painting this one.  Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers and I believe it shows.  This is done on Arches 140 CP size 8"by 6". Colors used were Transparent Red Oxide,Aur. Yellow, Cad Yel Light, Quin Orange, Sap Green,Ult Bl,Perm Green Light and Dark,Mineral Violet, Indanthroe Blue and Pthalo Blue.  I hope you enjoy this sunny painting and once again thanks for looking.  I also love reading the comments too.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

An Iris

Happy New Year Everyone
This painting is from a photo provided by my Painting Friend Susan.  On our forum we have a Friday Foto where one member supplies a photo and then we have all week to paint it.  I worked on this all day yesterday and finished it today.  The main color in the flower is Cobalt  Blue with touches of Ver Blue and French Ultra Blue. For the background I used Indathrone Blue, Hookers Green, Perm Green Deep an Yellow Ocre.  My only concern with this one is that I wish I could of gotten the back ground a little darker. 
  I hope every one had a very happy Holiday Season and wishes for a wonderful 2010.
   Thankyou for your comments and looking in on my blog. I appreciate all of you.