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Monday, May 26, 2014

on my easel...


I have so many peonies blooming in my yard..this is a small one..I've been working on the large peony painting but it's changing every day so in the end I've just made it very loose..pretty sure you can tell it's a floral but...i'll post that later..probably do a bit more on this one as well...i'm working on a birthday present but I can't post it yet...

Thursday, May 22, 2014

i think i'm done...

30x24
so i was finally able to get back to this...had a bit of the flu bug around this weekend but i'm back in business...there's a bit of a glare but I think i'm quite happy with the background color now..much more tending toward pewterish gray..and I've greyed the bird down quite a bit..of course..when i take it to it's new home and if it doesn't quite work..there's always tweakability using oils!!...my peonies are all of a sudden out in full force so i've got some up in my studio and have started a largish painting...can't let those flowers go to waste! ..of course the problem is..every time you look at them they've opened a bit more and so the whole thing keeps evolving..hard to stick to the original design so i'm just going to have to make it very loose and we'll see what happens...

Friday, May 16, 2014

a bit of tweaking...

so I went back to the drawing/color board...I indeed checked this piece with its final resting place..and I needed to grey down the blues in the bird a bit..and the background...and since it was still wet, I was able to scrape down the background...including the reeds and flowers and rework that..i painted over the bird..adding even MORE paint so it's pretty thick!..i'm letting it dry a bit and then hopefully tomorrow or sunday I can come back in and add the reeds, etc...it still looks rather blue..but, believe me,..it's trending more toward pewter..which is what I was after...stay tuned...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

more of my commission...

so here's my commission a little more finished..i have to get in touch to check color with her since it's for her home...stay tuned...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

i think i'm liking it so far...


so i'm working on this commission..i should have taken a pic midway from the first to the second...still have a lot to do but i'm liking how it's going so far...

Monday, May 12, 2014

"Good Day, Sunshine!!"

16x20 oil on gallery wrap canvas
this is my donation for the children's museum in indy.  for some reason this was the name that came to me as i was painting...wondering what this brontosaurus might be thinking to himself as he was busting free...hoping it brings some cash for the cause!!...been working on the yard for three straight days...time to get back to the studio..i'm starting a project for my friend cindy and can't wait to get going...
 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

"Run, Baby, Run!" SOLD

so Harrison lake country club hosted a fabulous derby party last Saturday.  the committee, including mandy miller, nea ritz, kevina schumaker and cindy rhoades (forgive me if I've left anyone out!) did a fantastic job of decorating and asked to use my horse paintings as added ambience..i'm thrilled to announce that this piece has found a new home.  I helped to hang it on Tuesday.  the fellow who bought it is planning to surprise his wife, who fell in love with it the night of the party...this is such a thrill for me..i can't even tell you!!  ...and it's the second time in the past six months a husband has purchased a piece of my art to surprise his wife..how cool is that???..now it's on to the yard and spring planting!