"Paintings from a natural frame of mind"

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wild Iris and Roses II

8x10 Oil on Linen
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This painting has fun memories of the day. The grass and shrubs were so lush! The Iris were on their last week but I would like to go back soon to see the Roses in full bloom.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wild Iris and Roses I

6x8 ~ Oil on Linen
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I finally got around to taking the time to photograph last weeks paintings from our outing. This one I can say was
pretty much done on location...I added some highlights in the studio. Check in tomorrow for the second day's painting that was only sketched and based in due to the cattle driving us out.

As for this afternoon.....after a busy early morning of grocery shopping, I treated myself to a couple of hours in Lamoille. A cool shady spot off the beaten path.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Pleasures of Painting on location

June 17, 2010
Painting in Spring Creek Campground,
at the base of the Ruby Mountains, Elko Nevada

I painted out the last two days with a couple of other artists. We had such a good time....I woke up this morning ready to go again! The first day was cloudy, with cold breezes and yesterday was sunny, a beatiful day. Yvonne and I parked ourselves in the perfect spot for the morning, streaming water, lucious grass, wild iris on it's last week.....Come to find out it was the cows perfect spot for their afternoon nap and after foolishy thinking we could continue and they would move on....they gently pushed their way in and us out!

LOL,  After two days, I have just 3 paintings that still have a spark of potential...somedays you have it and some you don't!
But I have loads of great reference for cow paintings.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"Wild Iris and grass"

12x16 Oil on Linen
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Last week on a morning walk I spotted this grass that was just "different" so of course I pick some to take home to fill a vase and study. The next day I drove over to the Spring Creek Campground and the wild Iris were in full bloom, I picked a few of those too! The clear glass vase (jar) was fun to paint....if you haven't noticed I've been painting clear glass vases in my still lifes.....another subject I'm determined to master.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday, a day in the front yard

12x12 Oil on Linen

This painting has a good start....hopefully I won't "Ruin it"
before this day is over!

Hope your having a good day....thanks for stopping by!