It's that time of year again. The yard is in bloom. The tree in the backyard is pink and in a few days, I'll have a pink petal covered dog, floor, couch, you the idea, at least it's pretty and smells good. . . can't say that for everything Brie, the dog, brings in from the backyard.
Other News: The SAMFund has put together a new video, presenting just what The SAMFund is all about. Sam is in the video and also four young adult cancer survivor grant recipients. I'm not going to embed the video, totally up to you if it's your thing. . . no pressure. Click here to see it.
I can't wait to go back to Antique Odyssey. I saw a pencil sharpener on the way out which would be fun to paint but I was rushing because someone was in the car with a large container of canine caviar - poor dear, didn't even realize it. 6x6in, acrylic
To entertain Brie on this rainy day, we hung out at the car dealer (routine car stuff). They are dog friendly but since Brie insists she is not a dog, it didn't matter to her one way or another. 6x6in, acrylic
This is for the new DPW Challenge. These orange star flowers are something else, they've been in bloom for a couple of weeks now. I don't know if I should be more impressed with myself for keeping them alive or them for being so resilient.6x6in, acrylic, $100, click to purchase.
I've painted these birds before, but I painted them new this a.m. for the "Chicken Challenge," over at the DPW. These chickens are extra special because one of my very special blogging pen (?) pals sent me these precious photos to use as I wish.
Somebody (Brie) has been having carrot snacks lately . . . as a result I'm finding carrot crumbs around. The least crumbly food I've ever encountered, this one finds a way to make them messy. 6x6in, acrylic, $100, click here to purchase
The painting above is the one I did at Hingham Square on Sat. Mind you, I changed it about three more times when I got home trying to get the color 'right' - because I did not take a photo and I chased the light for approximately four hours - not the best idea I've ever had, but it was the first day outside this season, so I expected some goofing around on my part. . . the surface is gunky as a result.
After playing some more, today I did the other one (below) from the first one. trying to simplify - there's things I like about both - one thing is that hedge! And oh, the thing I was initially drawn to, the handles of the rakes and the shadow they cast, never made the final cut. . . click here to purchase below painting, 6x6in, $100 (above one is nfs - it's just too gunky to sell)
Yesterday I was in Hingham Square painting and today, well, today I'm back in Hull but I painted Germany. The new Daily Paintworks Challenge has been posted and it's to paint from one or both of two photos taken by CM while on vacation in Germany.
It all makes sense today! The GJWP Challenge is posted and the theme this month is "3" which explains my tricycle of yesterday. I'm going to paint it again and make the darks darker and loosen up some more.
Other News: Saturday, noon to four - Artists on the Square - First Saturdays - come by White Magdelena, 60 South Street, Hingham Square where some of us will be outdoors painting. It's my first time painting plein air painting this year - I'm excited to get outdoors - Visit Local Betty for more information (and I am so lucky, the weather is going to cooperate, right?).