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!