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"

Saturday, April 30, 2011

More work is coming...

Sorry I havent posted anything lately but I have been painting, working on a cat portrait and a dog portrait but no photos yet.  I did finish the NYC tribute painting and I will have some more photos tomorrow, i promise :).  I started a new job and still working on adjusting to the new schedule.  I just wanted to post so you all know I havent just abandoned this or forgotten this blog, thanks!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 5.. a work in progress

But it is almost done, i worked on this today and have brought it nearly to completion.  I need to redo the blue lights in the sky once the sky is dry.  I felt that i really needed to repaint the sky otherwise it would be finished today.  So since i spent a fair amount of time finishing off the details on this painting I am offering it up as my daily painting for today.  This is a commissioned oil painting and measures 24"x36"

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Day 4; Spring Chicken

Day 4's offering is a spring chicken :) This chicken is a pastel study on archival mat board and measures 6"x8" It is also one of the challenges on Daily paint works.
Spring Chicken
6"x8" Pastel

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

the pot of gold at the end of the rollercoaster ...

Its been an emotional roller coaster week for me.  Extreme sadness as my sweet Sienna passed away in my arms last Tuesday to being asked to be in a gallery in Gatlinburg today that is opening in June (and a possible job offer).  There has been alot going on this week and I have fallen behind on my daily painting but try as I might real life gets in the way and sometimes that is not such a bad thing.  God is good and this has been a boost when I needed one most.  Now back to the easel tomorrow!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day off

Yes Im taking a day off, its been a rough week :) Back to the easel tomorrow!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Day 3 - what to do with over ripe bananas? Paint 'em!

Day 3's offering is something a bit different for me.. a still life.  I had a couple over ripe bananas but not enough to make banana bread with so I was scratching my head wondering what to do.. and it hit me... paint them!  They were a bit boring on their own so I found an apple in the fridge and went outside and grabbed a dogwood branch.  It needed something to add a bit of height so I added the wine glass.  This is something a bit different for me and hope that you enjoy it.
Apple and Bananas Still Life
11"x14" Oil on Canvas

Friday, April 15, 2011

Daisy; Day 2

Todays offering is Daisy.  Daisy is the daughter of Taffy whose human is a friend of mine in Arkansas.  Im honored as I was chosen to name the new calf, so when Maggie sent me photos I had to paint her!  I feel like I'm this calf's God Mother :) awwww!

This is a small painting, 5"x7" completed in pastel on archival mat board.  

5"x7" Pastel

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Welcome to my Daily Painting Blog!

I am making an effort to do a painting a day for as long as I can keep up with it!  I am hoping that you enjoy these efforts as much as I enjoy making them.  Having recently moved to Tennessee, I am hoping to make a new art start and see where this takes me.  I will be working in pastel, oil, possibly acrylic and even watercolor perhaps.

So my first offering will be my first cow painting ever.  It is a small painting done in pastel on archival mat board.

 "You Lookin' at Me?
Pastel 5"x7"

Thank you for joining me on my painting a day journey!