Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mud-Head #2

Acrylic 10x8 on wrapped canvas
This painting will be part of "The Red Canvas" small works sale in Apex, NC on May 7th

I decided to try painting another "mud-head" but my own this time.  A lot of fun painting those, especially when you step back and you notice that it's starting to come together!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

copy of Matisse - Girl w/ the green eyes

Acrylic on 24x18 wrapped canvas
Sometimes I get so inspired by a painting that I want to paint it just to have it!  This is the case with Henri Matisse:  Girl with the Green Eyes.  I think his use of color is just amazing and painting it was so much fun!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Old Barn in Morrisville

Acrylic on 24x18 wrapped canvas
This is a painting I did a few weeks ago but never posted on the blog and since I haven't had time to paint lately I figured I would post it now!  This is from a picture my sister took of an old barn close to where I live.  We have a lot of those old tobacco farm barns around North Carolina and I think they have so much character!

We're preparing to sell our house and move to Wisconsin this summer so I may not be able to paint as much as I would like to for the next few months.  I'm sure when we're settled I'll start painting daily again and from what I hear, Wisconsin has beautiful landscapes!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Morrisville Farm #2

Daily Painting #25 - Acrylic on 11x14 wrapped canvas
I had painted this farm a few weeks ago but wanted to do it again in a larger format and a different orientation.  I love the calm water and the reflections in the pond were so clear.  It's very peaceful to me to look at a scene like this.

Monday, April 11, 2011

At the Strawberry Patch

Daily Painting #24 - Acrylic on 16x20 wrapped canvas
Ok so it's not really a small daily painting but I did paint daily on it, does that count??  This is my son when he was much younger at the strawberry patch, I love his little outfit with the dinosaur on it!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Nice Drive!

Daily Painting #23 - Acrylic on 8x10 wrapped canvas
This is my second submission to this week's DPW Challenge.  There were 2 pictures of the German landscape to choose from and I thought both pictures were pretty so I painted both!
Check out the other submissions! :

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Winding Road

Daily Painting #22 - Acrylic on 8x10 wrapped canvas
This is my entry to this weeks DPW Challenge.  I love the winding road between the trees!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Mud-Head #1

Daily Painting #21 - Acrylic 8x10 on wrapped canvas
I've been reading a very interesting book:  Painting the Impressionist Landscape by Lois Griffel.  In it, she talks about "Mud-Heads" where you paint a person being illuminated by the sun from behind and therefore you don't paint any of the facial features.  I tried replicating one of the examples she had and let me tell you, the paint was clearly mud by the time I was done! I did enjoy painting it though.  I love figure painting because of all the emotion you can perceive from it.
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