Wednesday, April 27, 2011

To The Very Last

I found this pencil in my son's school things.  It couldn't go into a sharpener because there was not enough to hold on to.  I had to laugh, how he could even write with it!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Salt Shaker and Spoon

I need to practice and I haven't done any glass or shiny things lately so this seemed to fit.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Buffalo Study

Sorry I have been out for the last week and a half, so I didn't get a chance to do any painting.  This is my warm up after being away so long.  It took me three tries just to get something even acceptable.  There's a bit of glare off of the paint from the photo too.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Neighbor's Rooster

This was my neighbor's rooster until he got too cocky and so became dinner.  (Sorry, had to say it.)  His tail was scraggly like that because he was young.

This is from an older post but it fit for the challenge.  I submitted this for the DPW Challenge since I hadn't been able to participate lately.

Morning Light Surprise

Well "The Crowd" was back this morning and lingered for a long time close to the house and on the hill, where this scene is.  I love watching them play.  One youngster was harassing a magpie, making him fly several times.  I guess the magpie didn't mind either or he would have flown away farther.

The trees are hotter than they look in the painting.  I guess I need to adjust my camera.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lookin' for Work

I have always wanted one of these '51 GM trucks with the rounded windows in the back corners.  This may be as close as I am getting for a while.

I've been wiping a lot of paintings lately and even though this painting has "issues", I need a win, even if it is only "close".

Monday, April 11, 2011

Elk Sketch

The "Morning Crowd" was back again this morning so I sat and did these quick gestural drawings of them.  They move a lot, so quick is the key word.  This morning was a special treat because they stayed in sight until the sun hit them, which was gorgeous.  they are usually gone before the sun hits the field.  I did the sketches and some photos, hoping that maybe tomorrow morning I can set up and paint them...quickly.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sunny Day at Lover's Point

I signed up for a Brian Blood workshop that was a couple of weekends ago and it also happened to be spring break for my son.  We all stayed in Monterey while I was at the workshop and then went on to San Francisco for a few days.  Wow, there were all kinds of things to paint!  I really love this area and am always willing to return.  I will try and post most what I experienced this week.

I absolutely love Brian's work and he is a good teacher too.  This piece was done during the workshop.  Though the landscape was the major thrust of this workshop, I couldn't resist this guy fishing right in front of me.  He was catching fish too, boy, was that distracting!