28 June, 2015

Ghost Ranch Skull 20"x20" $525

My first painting since the Ghost Ranch workshop.  I am seeing a new boldness.  Not so timid with the brush and am liking the texture.  I spackled the underpainting with gesso and a pallatte knife and that gives it a real adobe feeling!  Will probably make a few adjustments.  For instance, I am now seeing the cracks in the adobe wall to the left of the skull are too evenly spaced,  giving a" railroad track" look, so will change that.

Had a good day at the Wimberly Gallery.  Had a good crowd and I sold two paintings! One was  a wine painting and the other was a Willow City cow.

23 June, 2015

When I Grow Too Old 11"x14" $225.00

Just got back from my trip to New Mexico.  Had a great visit with my 96 year old Mom and my sister Penny and I went to an art workshop at Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu, New Mexico where Georgia O'Keefe lived and painted till the end of her life.  Our class emphasized creative expression, so we tried some collage and also pallatte knife that I had never done before.  This was my attempt at including collage with my painting.  Had a great teacher and a great group of students.  The Ghost Ranch was a massive treat--everywhere you looked was a Georgia O'Keefe painting looking back at you!

04 June, 2015

Willow City Cows again 12"x24" $325

Well here is that cow painting again!  I sit it aside for awhile and then it calls to me to change something!  I don't think a painting is ever really "done" if you can see a way to make it better.  Its all a learning thing  and the learning is never "done"!  Anyway I like this better--more colorful and foreground is popping forward better.

03 June, 2015

The B House

This is a gift for our good friends the Butenschons.  I love this view of their house in Georgia.  I'll be bringing this with us to the Auburn Knights reunion in July, so they have to come to get it!