Sunday, December 22, 2013

Last post before surgery

This may be my last post for awhile. Surgery is set for Tues. I did have a pretty good last week of painting though. Weds our model wore a Christmas hat which made for an interesting painting.
 Today a bunch of us braved the cold for some plein air painting. This is my first of the day.
 And this my second
 This is a studio painting see a video of it being painted here.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Windy Days

Today Sharon and I went plein air painting off of Cherry Vale. It started out nice, but with in two hours the wind was really starting to pick up. It blew my panel off of the easel and was just kind of making things difficult. My painting wasn't very good, but I brought it back to my studio and worked on it more from memory, and here it is. Not too terrible.
I sure do enjoy our Weds. nights, even when my paintings are just so so. I am looking forward to getting my shoulder fixed, so I can start to work big again.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Left handed

This weekend I dove into more left handed painting. It has been hard to motivate to paint right handed knowing I will be losing that ability for awhile after my surgery. So I decided to see if I could improve with my left hand and actually have some fun. This one I did Friday evening. You can see the video Here..

This one is also left handed. I broke my rule of not painting from photos, It has just been so cold outside that I decided it was OK this time. I also filmed this one. See it at Here.

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Yesterday I was participating in the Holiday Bazaar art sale at the Wilderness Trace Art studios. I found some time yesterday after noon to get out and paint this . It is of the old train depot which I have painted before. This time I saw it through these leafless trees and thought it would make an interesting challenge.