"Paintings from a natural frame of mind"

Friday, September 24, 2010

"Mama" Cat

4x6 Watercolor

Every week I meet with a couple of watercolorists that are doing some awesome paintings. As for me I rarely pull one off that I can appreciate, but I have so much fun and learn so much from them every week...... thanks girls! 

This little painting is one of my Rare ones...and so darling! The cat is one of my mother-n-laws cats and I believe she just calls her "Mama Cat", a long hair tabby that she has had for an extremely long time.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

"Summer Sippin"

12x12 Oil on Linen

I painted this one day on my front porch....I was reading my book, sippin ice tea and it dawned on me that it was a nice little still life set up with out any effort. So I grabbed the paints and went to it. I fumbled around with the shape of the book though, trying to make sure it looked like it was laying flat on the table....after consulting friends and fellow artists, come to find out I wasn't that far off on my drawing after all!  :)

Thanks for all the help!

The Geranium is gorgeous and now lives inside the studio due to our cooler temperatures.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Angel Lake, Nevada

8x10 Oil on Linen

A nice study of one of the high mountain lakes here in Northeastern Nevada. This lake is nestled in the Ruby Mountain range above Wells, Nevada...about an hour away. This lake isn't my favorite of the high mountain lakes in our area but it is one that is easily accessed.
My favorites take a bit of hiking!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lamoille Canyon Sunrise

9x12 Oil on Raymar Panel

This canyon is 10 minutes from home. A month or so ago..., wow, it really doesn't seem like it's been that long ago! I went up the canyon in my usual style.....spur of the moment and early. This wasn't where I painted for the morning but it was a moment that stayed in my mind and now is a beautiful piece of art.

 I know, I know....I was looking at the total posts for this year and I've been slacking! Watch out though, I'm back!  and hopefully better than ever!
I've so many ideas swirling around inside and now that some major chores are done I'm headed out the door to paint a little more before the weather turns Cold.

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