Tuesday, May 31, 2011

yes I know this isnt exactly daily painting...

But it is painting when I can, and gives me the opportunity to strive to paint on a daily basis.  Now I just need to remember to post on a daily basis! (or even semi daily).  


I have a couple new paintings for you that I have completed over the last week.  The first is from a photograph by Bill Glenn and used with his permission.  I did change some elements of that photo to make a better composition and I believe a better painting.

Cades Cove
Pastel 9"x12"

And this one is from a Photograph I took myself a few weeks ago in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  This is Meigs falls and easily missed if you are not looking for it. I enjoyed the challenges this one presented me :)

Meigs Falls
Pastel 9"x12"

I really had thought I might plein air paint this week on my day off but it is way to hot to be out there at 95 degrees.  Perhaps one day next week.  :) thank you for looking!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Finished creek and Fog in the Smokies

I finished the stream painting today and then started another one.  
Mountain stream is a pastel and measures 13"x10.5"

When i finsihed this I started a new one which i thinkis finished but i may make some changes tomorrow.. I already see one thing I would like to change.  So we'll say its a WIP for the moment

Fog in the Smokies
Pastel, 9"x12"

And that is todays offering, thanks for looking!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sky painting update and new mountain stream painting

Greetings! Over the weekend I worked more on the Smoky Mountain Fields and I have an updated photo for you. Made several changes to the foreground field. 

I also started a new one that is ALMOST finished.  This is of a stream running down the mountain in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park on the road to Cades Cove.  Its is 13"x10.5" pastel. I still have a bit more work to do on it. I started this on Sunday, worked on it today and hopefully will finish on Tuesday (tomorrow)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Smoky Mountain Fields

Oppps I forgot to post this! This painting is a composite of 3 separate references and I think I might rework it a bit but did this today before i left for work tonight.  It was alot of fun painting a big sky painting.
Smoky Mountain Fields
12"x18" Pastel

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

More progress on taffy WIP

Been a very busy week with work and family visiting but company has gone home and I have managed to get more work done on my very large dog portrait.  This is not finished yet but I am getting there and would say im 75% finished.  I should be finishing this up tomorrow (have to go to work tonight).  More work to be done on the legs and feet, on the face, the chest and left ear.  And of course on the snow.
Taffy, pastel 18"x24"

Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 7 Taffy WIP

This is a work in progress and of course it is at the "ugly stage". Its also very large, 18"x24" This is Taffy, i wont be able to work on it tomorrow as I work late but I should get back to it on Wednesday. Remember it is a Work in Progress! :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Day 6; Miss Kitty

This is a pet portrait I just finished, Miss Kitty.  The customer asked for a red background and that seemed to work out pretty well.  It is 9"x12" pastel on Art Spectrum Colourfix Paper.  I have gotten a couple pet commissions recently, the next one is a dog named Taffy.  If you are interested in having your pet painted please contact me at artbyjoni@gmail.com
 Miss Kitty
Pastel 9"x12"