Saturday, February 1, 2014

ONE FOR THE ROAD....

"Canyon View"  Original oil painting, unframed, 6" X6"

After completing Leslie Saeta's "30 Paintings in 30 Days" challenge, I thought I would post one for the road.  I will be pretty busy in the next month and a half with preparations for the Florida Strawberry Festival Fine Art Show.  It will be here before I know it, with our take-in day for the artwork on February 21st.

This is one of the hundreds of views from our road trip last year.  The Grand Canyon was just one of many of our destinations and for the past two years we have celebrated our anniversary there.  I didn't have time to set up and paint on location, but that is a dream of mine and I have already cleared it with the administration there.  There is so much to see and do, I expect an extended stay may be in my future.  What a wonderful thought!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

JETS

"Jets"  Original oil painting, unframed, 6" X 6"
To purchase through my Dailypaintworks auction, click HERE

I love most things vintage, and shoes are no exception.  I think there is a certain amount of character that comes with love, use and age that appeals to a broad range of people.  It's a nostalgia thing.  You know.....like your favorite childhood toy that your Mom saved for you to give to your own child, or the baseball glove your Dad gave you for that A on your report card and you kept.  Those are things that pull at my heartstrings.  These items have a story...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

SEASONAL LABOR

"Seasonal Labor"  Original oil painting, unframed, 6" X6"
To purchase through my Dailypaintworks auction, click HERE

All my friends know it is strawberry season here......actually late December through April, and often into May.  As soon as this challenge is complete I will be full swing into getting ready for the Florida Strawberry Festival Fine Art Show.  As chairperson for the exhibit, there is a lot of paperwork and preparation that I need to get done and I like to finalize it at least two weeks prior to taking in the artwork.  I have been working on it off and on since August.  I'm excited for it to begin!  By the way.......the strawberries are superb right now!  ;)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

FIVESIES

"Fivesies"  Original oil painting, unframed, 6" X 6"
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Remember these?  I sure do.  We didn't have a gym for PE class when I was in high school.  Living in a small town and going to an all girls school, our physical education teacher was challenged for activities for us when the weather was bad and we couldn't go outside to play volleyball or do *yuck* calisthenics.  So on rainy days, we learned to play bridge, square danced and had Jacks tournaments.  I was never very good at this "sport" but my best friend was a pro!  Thanks for the memories, Joyce  :)

Monday, January 27, 2014

HI-YO SILVER!

"Hi-Yo Silver"  Original oil painting, unframed, 6" X 6"
To purchase through my Dailypaintworks auction, click HERE

More accurate color on the link above......grrrrrrrrrrrr @ Blogger again!

I love the look of this little silver horse, a little stylized statue, which charmed me when I saw it.  This is a play with values to create the look of metal.  The dramatic blue background seems to work well for me.  I toned with red for this one, and the color accentuates the forms in what might otherwise have been a tighter, less playful painting.  I enjoy playful, don't you?
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