Wednesday, June 29, 2011

#765 Artichokes

Today I painted all day at Oceanside 17 Studio and Gallery in Hull. Franny was giving a three-day workshop on painting and drawing. 8"x8", acrylic, click here to purchase

One of today's exercises was to make 18x24in drawings a using marker attached to a long stick so you could stand pretty far back and get a full range of motion while drawing - my results;

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

#764 Cosmos

It's that time of year to play one of my favorite games, is it a weed or is it a plant. I've grown some very promising weeds, posing as plants and vice versa. This one in question turned out to be a keeper. Still life, acrylic, 6"x 6" click here to purchase.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Shhhh - Secret Garden Tour #762

I wish every day was Hull Secret Garden Tour day. I did three paintings today, but I'll just post this one for now. It was so good to be outside, the weather lately has been for the birds (think ducks).

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

758 Poppies!

I went out to paint poppies today, the rain held up just long enough - there were more than I expected - and to boot, I got a bunch to take home with me - guess what I did ALL day - yup, paint poppies!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

#757 Strawberry Glacé

Homemade from Brie's personal strawberry patch. 6x6in, acrylic, click here to purchase
Other News: This Sunday is Hull's Secret Garden Tour, it's a fundraiser for the Paragon Carousel, I'll be painting and other artists will be too.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

High Tide #751.25 and 751.75

It's an unusually high tide. We parked our cars at low tide and waded in barefoot (brrr) to retrieve them later on (oops!) - to the right, between the rocks is the road leading further out to more houses. This explains why the house nearby is on stilts . Below is painting #751.25, 6x6in, a dock leading into the marsh. Floating around in the marsh grass sounds nice. SOLD

This little 4x4in is my last painting of the day (#751.75). This house is tucked away behind some trees, I liked the roofline so much I thought I'd paint it.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Teeter #749

I've been wanting to stack some items to paint, and then this week's DPW Challenge dared us to do just that! Two birds, one stone (don't worry pigeon Pat, it's just a figure of speech).
6x6in, acrylic

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Yardment #748

First I paint the prop, then I eat the prop. It doesn't always happen in that order though.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

PPP (Peony and Pigeons Named Pat) #746

This peony painting is on it's way to Atlanta, and this pigeon, I hope finds it's way home - soon. It's been staring at me for a good half hour through the slider. . .

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

#744 Peony

I just scolded a turkey, it had no idea what I was talking about and my stern voice (?) made Brie, the chicken, I mean dog, jump into my arms, what a sight - me telling a turkey to not eat the strawberries, and a dog clinging for dear life. Click here to purchase, 6x6in, acrylic

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Yardments and Sugarbowl

It's that time again. Roll up your windows and lock your car doors, the strawberries are coming in, but so far, I've had no problem keeping up with them and haven't had to abandon any on doorsteps or unusual places. . . click here to purchase, 6x6in, acrylic

Monday, June 6, 2011

#742 Tabletop 11x14in

I started the day painting from some photos taken in the fog, but quickly moved on to a sunnier subject. 11x14in, acrylic, click here to purchase

Saturday, June 4, 2011

First Saturday #740

I painted at Hingham Square today, today concludes our three First Saturdays/Meet the Artists. Thank you for coming by and to everyone who came out to paint!
Other News: The GJWP challenge is posted, this month's challenge, self portraits.

Friday, June 3, 2011

#739 Wild Turkey (Turkey in the Yard)

Take that Yardments I've got wildlife. Even heard an osprey today, apparently - I have no idea, over the weekend I heard this one bird sound and thought it was one of Brie's toys quacking (so did she, by the way) - turns out it was a real outdoor bird. Oh, since when do turkeys fly?

Other News: Saturday, noon to four - Meet the Artists at 60 South Street, Hingham Square - I'll be there, and we'll all be painting - come down for a chance to win a painting by me!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

12x12 Early Morning. . . #738

Other News: Brie was visited this morning by an Irish Wolfhound. He (she?) was being followed by what was presumably his (her?) cat (wasn't ours). The two of them were perched outside the door (waiting?). I hadn't had enough coffee yet and at first only saw it's back and for a moment thought, we have wild boars?
More News Still: This Saturday come by and Meet the Artists in Hingham Square, noon to four.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

8x10 Milling About

Other News: First Saturday, Meet the Artists is this Saturday, Hingham Square at White Magdelena, noon-4 60 South Street