Sunday, October 15, 2006

I've had a couple of photo sessions with my gumball machine, finally i've gotten around to painting one. I wasn't quite ready to do a full picture....yikes all those gumballs!! lol. So here is a tight crop. Keeping things round when using large pastels can be a challenge but it was such fun building up each gumball to achieve the roundness.

Pastel 9" x 14" on La Carte

Friday, October 06, 2006

Taste of Summer??
I haven't really decided on a name for this one. Any ideas?? I love painting glass, shiny objects and reflections. These berries presented a challenge but were fun to do. The trip out to find and pick the blackberries turned into a bit of an adventure when I saw a field of flowers, not just any old field of flowers but my very favorite gladolias. In my excitement, I jumped out of the car, camera ready.....slammed the door shut and realized I had locked my keys in the car. OH OH lol. I will be much more careful in the future.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

On a trip to Florida I had the opportunity to meet up with a long time internet friend. We exchanged little gifts, my gift to her was a small round jewelry box that I painted and her gift to me were shells from the ocean near her place.

I've always been fasinated by natures treasures, often picking up and bringing home shells, rocks, leaves, nuts, feathers, little odds and ends that might one day be in one of my paintings.

Soft pastel, La Carte paper, 6" x 8"

Monday, October 02, 2006

I saw these lovely peaches in the grocery store, I loved the hints of red and purple in them. They just cried out for me to paint them. They have been posed everywhich way with a multitude of props, in time to come you will see a bigger painting of them. For the time being here is my little painting of the day done from life. 6" x 6" pastel on La Carte.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

My first one a day small painting. The inspiration for this painting came while I was rummaging around in my attic. I came across a old set of salt and pepper shakers that belonged to my grandmother. While painting this I took a stroll down memory lane, what a wonderful nostalgic trip.

Small one a day Sept. 27/06
Climbing to the TopMy style of painting is usually realistic, but I love loose impressionistic style paintings. This is my attempt at loosening up, it didn't really happen lol. I loved the ladybug, when I took the reference picture at the Yarrow Apple Farm, I didn't even notice her at first, she was yellow and black and blended right in. Using artist licence I changed her to red so she would pop out more.
Small one a day paintings, soft pastel on La Carte paper.

Cheetos Anyone?
Last night I wanted to do something quick and loose, I loved the bright colors of the cheetos bag that I was munching from. It turned out not so quick but it was fun to do and I did resist from eating them while I was painting. 7" x 7" pastel.
My purpose with this blog is to share my Artistic Endeavors, hence the name. I will post what I am currently working on, some works in progress, sketches, and studies. My goal is to post a painting a day although at my painting speed this might be a impossibility lol. I'll also be posting about upcoming local art happening and shows that i'm in.