Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Repeat #981

sold I did the storefront again for the GJWP Challenge. . . one challenge, four tries - oh goodness. landscape, 4x4" acrylic

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

#979 Across from the Storefront

This one follows the direction of the sun, I've seen him and his chair move accordingly (in warmer weather, of course). 4x4" acrylic

Saturday, January 28, 2012

#978 Another Storefront

First I couldn't seem to paint a storefront for the challenge, now I can't stop painting them. 4x4" acrylic $60 click here to purchase

Friday, January 27, 2012

#977 Challenge Redo (Fascination)

I attempted my monthly GJWP Challenge yesterday only to realize I did the same challenge two months in a row, oops. This month the theme is 'storefront.' Leave it to me to pick the one building on Nantasket Beach without a store in it to paint yesterday! Anyhow, I went back through my beach safari photos and chose this one. This building houses "Fascination," a game similar to skee-ball which has been in business since 1945. architecture, acrylic, 4x4"

Thursday, January 26, 2012

#976 Time Traveler

sold Ooookay, yesterday I posted the new GJWP challenge painting for the month, "Landmarks." Er, UM, only to find out that was last month's GJWP Challenge. And the very sad thing about that is I partook in last month's challenge and when I painted a landmark again less than thirty days later it never occurred to me that I was doing the wrong month's challenge. Well, it makes finding the lost camera battery charger in my pocket - ON A GARMENT I WAS WEARING - seem less embarrassing. . . lemon life, 4x4"

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

#975 Bernie King Pavilion

The GJWP challenge this month is to paint a landmark. Here's the thing, I think it is supposed to be in a square format, that was the rule. And typically, as you might have guessed, I have noooo problem with squares, I love them, except, apparently when someone tells me to paint in one. Well, technically this is in two squares because I didn't have a rectangle. Other News: I painted a wall today too. landscape, 6x12" (two 6x6" panels) acrylic, $200 click here to purchase

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

#974 What I Haven't

After 974 days of painting, I have not yet learned to let the painting dry before putting it face down on the scanner - my scanner is a mess! Other News: It was a two walk kind of day. The temperature was in the 50°'s here, unheard of. However, Brie was reduced to one very, very small patch of snow, which she ate. still life, 6x6" acrylic $100 click here to purchase

Monday, January 23, 2012

#973 Snow Flower

Today was the return of snow buffalo. She (Brie) does this thing, I don't know how to explain it, but she positions her body in a way which looks just like the body of a buffalo, then she springs up, launches herself really, through the air. No mind if I'm at the other end of the leash, of course, then it's back down, to bury her head completely in the snow and then. . . snow buffalo position again. buffalo life, 6x6", acrylic, $100 click here to purchase

Sunday, January 22, 2012

#972 Flower Belly

It was the underside of this flower I was after today. still life, acrylic, 6x6" $100 click here to purchase.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Scout #967

Same window, different time of the day and same type of flower, but a different model (more attentive this one). still life, acrylic, 6x6" part of an upcoming silent auction, please click here for details.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Fiery #966

I've been doing some math this evening and figuring out consecutive painting day 1000 is fast approaching. Any suggestions? What to paint? Where to paint? Should I celebrate by taking the day off? still life, acrylic, 6x6" click here to purchase, $100

Sunday, January 15, 2012

#965 Stovetop

What you can't see is the other side of the stove which was busy making tea (it's cold here today). Other News: Brie looks smashing, in case you were wondering, she got a haircut yesterday and as a result spent the evening and night sleeping, she didn't stir for 12 hours. She made up for it today though, naturally. still life, acrylic, 8x8" click here to purchase $145

Friday, January 13, 2012

Agreeable #963

I bought linen to paint on, but it's so pretty without the paint, I hate to cover it up.
still life, acrylic, 6x6" $100 click here to purchase

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


My boxes from Florida almost made it home before I did. still life, acrylic 4x4" click here to purchase $60

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Take Two #960

Take one is on the back, I was aiming to get this blueish dishcloth color right. still life acrylic 6x6" $100 click here to purchase

Monday, January 9, 2012

Fluffy Little Muse #959

Back home again. I settled in by painting one of my antique bottles, in the company of my fluffy little friend, her squeaky moose and a squeaky lion. Thank you again to everyone who took the workshop and to the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs for having me. still life 4x4" acrylic $60 click here to purchase

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Makeshift #958

I created a little portable studio for myself this morning. I poured globs of paint into snack bags yesterday before putting the bigger tubes in a box to ship home. I didn't want to complicate my air travel by putting paints in my luggage. A roll of paper towels became my 'easel.'
I mistakenly packed my misty water bottle so, I had to paint really fast before the paint got tacky. Oh, and the orange was borrowed from my breakfast. still life, acrylic, 4x4"

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Not an Eggplant #957

I must have been unnerved by my gator sighting at the food store this morning (see below) because I kept calling these poor artichokes, eggplants. Also below, is the cross between the lemon and orange, except it is green, I know, you were expecting something more colorful and less wart-y (me too). Sadly, today was the last day of the workshop here at the Center for the Arts in Bonita Springs if you are in Florida, the Center offers a variety of activities; classes, workshops, demos and performances. Not only do I love painting every day, but I also love painting every day with people. However, this time tomorrow I'll be on my way to see my fluffy little friend. still life, acrylic

Friday, January 6, 2012

Drama #956

sold Nothing wrong with a little drama, so we made our own drama today with a painting full of darks. Tomorrow we move on to the 'biggier picture.' Other News; Have you ever seen a cross between an orange and a lemon? $100

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Daily Painting in FL #955

We painted our hearts out at today's workshop. And you know what? It just makes me feel like painting some more. Other News: Add spray varnish to my list of painting things I may not be able to do without. I tried it today and I like it! My list of other painty things I can't do without; 7 paints, 1 brush, 1 spray bottle - the misty kind, masonite panels (hardboard?) from upstate New York, gray plastic viewfinder, a disposable palette and my Trident original gum (don't ask), and of course, the fluffy little stay-cation muse. still life, acrylic, 6x6"

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

DD (demo day) #954

I'm blogging from Florida. Today was my demo-day at The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs and I found sunflowers to paint. I know - in January? I can barely believe it myself. Florida is the land of sunflowers and surprise sandwiches and sunshine and people who are delightful to demos for. Oh, Florida, is not the land of my scanner, however, it's back home on stay-cation with Brie, the dog, so I'm back to taking photos with my camera, not my forté because I don't take my own advice and go outside to do it, soooo, here's a photo of my demo painting. Tomorrow we paint! Thank you to everyone who came out to the demo today, I'm glad to know you.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

One Last Pomegranate #953

sold This pomegranate is a curious one. still life, acrylic, 6x6" $100

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Grown in Florida #951

sold Other News: Making a Mark announced the Best of 2011 on Art Blogs. . . I'm delighted to have received the Best Picture of the Year on an Art Blog and the Still Life category. Thank you to everyone who voted for Bottles, Bottles, Bottles, #736. I feel a little weird tooting my own horn, but Brie, the dog, refuses to add public relations to her responsibilities without substantial compensation in the form of peanut butter or diamonds, she's torn. But, I wanted everyone to know, the news has given me even more enthusiasm to start 2012 with, thank you.
still life, acrylic, 4x4"