Saturday, December 15, 2012
This is a large painting for me. I've tried a few paintings since my eye surgery, but they were pretty bad. I'm hoping this one will be better! It's the grand canyon, painted from a photo from our trip there a few years ago.
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Sunday, October 14, 2012
Fort Mill, SC Neighbors
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Old Town Rock Hill SC
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Near Lake Wylie-Plein Air
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Red on Green
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Sunday, September 9, 2012
Lots of green
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Thursday, September 6, 2012
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Sunday, August 19, 2012
Lake Ontario, Rochester NY
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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Keuka Lake Shed- In Progress
I did this plein air painting at the house we rented this summer on Keuka Lake, NY. This was the lakeside shed that held all the toys, rafts, etc. I want to touch it up a bit and then mail it to the homeowners. Most of the houses along the lake are set on steep hills with lots of stairs down to the water. 8X10 acrylic
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Monday, April 30, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
McGill Rose Garden, Charlotte
A great day at McGill Rose Garden in Charlotte. This small garden is a hidden gem in the uptown area of the city. I was happy to complete 95% of this on location. It took about 2.5 hours.
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Sunday, April 15, 2012
Spring in Baxter
This is a neighbor's home that has gorgeous gardens and landscaping. I was looking for a scene to paint and picked this one. I wanted to paint the other side of their house, but it was completely in shadow in the early morning, so I had to quickly pick a new scene. I was happy that I completed most of it in "plein air", got the perspective fairly accurate, and only had to do some minor touch ups at home. Their daughter is sitting on the porch and I hid the names of their two boys in the painting. This one was fun to paint!
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
This painting was in the "unfinished" pile. I pulled it out for practice and completed it with Easter colors. It's a bit bright, but it was fun to do. While I was originally painting this, the water sprinklers turned on and I had to quit or get soaked. This is Tuckerton Street in Baxter, Fort Mill, SC.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012
Charlotte Suburbs- Waxhaw NC
Fellow artist Yvette invited us to her lovely home in Waxhaw NC for a day of painting. I did most of this outdoors, but then had to alter some colors once I got it home. Almost done- some of the gardens still need to be completed.
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Labels: 8x10 acrylic
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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Thursday, February 9, 2012
More practice with oil paints....really enjoying them. The knife is my favorite part of the painting because I drew it straight on the first try!
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Saturday, February 4, 2012
Practice with Oils
Painting with oils is new to me, but I am enjoying the learning process. After a few more still life paintings I think there will be an improvement in my technique.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Charlotte Museum of History
I'm experimenting with oils and starting to finally like them. I found a medium I liked and this made all the difference for me- 2 part linseed oil, one part stand oil and one part turpenoid. This is the first "plein air" oil I have done in a long time.
This house was the home of the Hezekiah Alexander family when they came to Charlotte. The corner stone says 1774.
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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Newport Beach, California
I visited this area of Southern California about four years ago and took lots of photos. I started this painting in a new art class I'm taking with Greg Barnes, here in Charlotte. Finished this at home- I like it, but that big rock is pretty close to the center, even thought I thought I moved it enough. It felt great to do a very quick, loose painting after doing the house portraits that require much more perfection. I tried, really tried, oils paints for my class, but I quickly went back to acrylics. I just like them much better.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Here are two house portraits I did as Christmas gifts. Both were done from photos. The green house ( 18X24) is in my neighborhood and the red house (11x14) is in Mississippi.
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