Saturday, January 30, 2016

Fresh Air

Day 30 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge! Done! Oil, 6"x 6" on canvas, 1.5" sides painted black. No need to frame. I was lucky to finish this before I all of a sudden got sick, and ended up posting the photo from my phone in the emergency room! A bug of some sort, or food poisoning, no one knows for sure. Finally back to normal after sleeping for five days. I really enjoyed the challenge, even though not liking a lot of the results. Will try something new next September!
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Amber Waves of Grain

Day 29 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. Oil, 6"x 6" canvas, 1.5" sides painted black. No need to frame. Inspired by the lyrics from America the Beautiful--spacious skies, amber waves of grain, purple mountain majesties. I haven't seen enough of our country, so that's on our list of places to go. I used to love to sing all the patriotic songs--at school, in Girl Scouts, at camp, even in public places on holidays. Not enough of that these days.
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Free Rangin'

Day 28 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. Oil, 6"x 6" canvas, 1.5" sides painted black. No need to frame. Well, phooey! I'm supposed to be improving, but I definitely regressed today. My bad habit of getting into too much detail is what always gets me in trouble. I should have painted just normal, generic chickens! But, nooooo . . . I had to go with Buff Orpingtons, which are really beautiful chickens, but you'd never know if from this painting. Some good friends of ours raise these chickens, and I have so many photos of them! I tried to add some grasses and weeds, but it just made a blurry mess. Live and learn. Only two more paintings to go! SOLD!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Flower Garden

Day 27 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. Oil, 6"x 6" canvas, 1.5" sides painted black. No need to frame. I had planned to paint a variety of flowers--I liked the first poppy and painted more. Now I'm thinking they look more like pansies. So, generic flowers, your choice!
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Do You Wanna Make a Snowman?

Day 26 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. Oil, 6"x 6" canvas, 1.5" sides painted black. No need to frame. I love snowmen! This one may not be quite as cute as Olaf, but he'll do.
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Monday, January 25, 2016

Snow moon


Day 25 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. Oil, 6"x 6" canvas, 1.5" sides painted black. No need to frame. From a photo taken by our daughter in northern Virginia, where they have 40" of snow. This is the moon in the western sky. I'll try this painting again, maybe larger, to get better depth in the landscape. This painting is SOLD.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Skating in the Snow

Day 24 in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. Oil, 6"x 6" canvas, 1.5" sides painted blue. No need to frame. Outdoor skating can be fun, but hard to learn, especially in the snow!
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