"Paintings from a natural frame of mind"

Saturday, July 21, 2012

March Innocence

20x30 Oil on linen
 Entered in this month's
When I saw these calves in early March after what must have been a rough night for them I knew they were going to be painted sooner or later. They look so peaceful and innocent, after a nice breakfast the warm bed of straw in the sunshine beckoned them to cozy up for a morning nap. 


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Along the Banks

8x10 Oil on Linen

This is my lovely niece, Josey! budding artist and first experience at plein air painting.  

My regular partner, Bailey.
 I had the pleasure of taking my niece out for her first experience in plein air painting, it was such fun and she had on the cutest hat!!  I gave her a smock first thing out of the bag, even though I think she was proud to call her new jeans, painting jeans now. She did great for her first time out and I hope we get to do it again.  I finished my painting back in the studio but had a good start despite the topple down the banks when the wind caught the easel - the paper towels we had to jump in the river to catch, but we were able to haul the wet mess home and laugh about it.

Hope your summer is going well, stay cool.