Friday, November 29, 2013

Through the Glass Challenge

I'll be hosting this week's painting challenge on Daily Paint Works. It will run for the week starting Saturday Nov. 30th. There are new challenges every week and they are as unique as the artists who create them.  Here's a link to find out more about them.
This is what I submitted for my challenge below.  Have fun!

The  challenge goes like this:

Through The Glass Challenge

This week's challenge is not to paint a glass object, but rather the shapes and colors that make up the representation of it. The goal is not to think of it as glass, but as value and color spots next to one another. Be a little abstract, loose and have fun with it.
Here are some tips to help you get started. The first layer is made up of a mixture of the glass color (unless clear) and the background color/s. The next layer is of reflections and highlights from the surroundings; keep it simple. Last, the shadow is not a solid color but a combination of the foreground color and glass (if colored) and filtered light. 

Patron of the Arts

This dog was patronizing the Cafe des Beaux Arts while we ate lunch in Paris. Can't you just imagine him in a french beret?

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Blue Pitcher and Cups

Here's a painting I did a while ago and after a little fixing I decided I liked it and would post it.
Hoping everyone is having a nice Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Au Revoir Paris

My husband and I were in Paris last week.
 I love Paris, why?
Wonderful Restaurants

 French Pastry like Pistachio Mille-Feuille

Pretty Little Food Stores

Beautiful Architecture

   Classic Art Stores like Sennelier and Charvin
And lots of Museums
I'm so fortunate to have gone there and "je t'aime" to my husband and mother.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pet Portrait Commissions

If you would like a portrait of your dog or pet for the holidays, click on my website link below for information on how to commission one.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Into the Wind

I saw this dog on the beach at Hilton Head.  She was enjoying the wind in her face as she ran on the sand. I asked her owner if I could take her picture and he agreed but I had only seconds to catch this image before she barked and took off.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Hilton Head Vacation

Sunrise on the Ocean
Sunrise on the ocean
Morning Stroll

Sand Dunes
Sand Ripples
Sixth Hole at the Oyster Reef Golf Course

Last week we had a family vacation at Hilton Head Island SC. We did a lot of walking on the beach at sunrise, biking the beach in the afternoon and playing golf. It's a beautiful Island and at this time of year it's fairly quiet. I tried to paint but oh darn it, just couldn't find the time.