Friday, April 30, 2010

Wheat Harvest

I have vivid memories of my father harvesting the wheat crops in Oklahoma. Hot, sticky in the sun and blissful in the shade.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Margaret in Black

a little series going on here I think....I like how the faces are framed. 5" x 7" acrylic on canvas.

Joshua in Watercolor

I decided to try my Desert Shade (Joshua tree)with watercolor. This is a 5" x 7" watercolor on Arches 140# paper.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

If only.....!!

She seems to be thinking about a bad decision. LOL....Watercolor on Arches 140# paper. 5" x 7" ish.

Desert Shade

Late last night I took a break from painting the women and painted a desert landscape. This is acrylic on stretched canvas...8" x 6".

Friday, April 23, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Red Bra

New painting today....this started out with the girl looking at us...and I turned her away...I like the tension. Acrylic 4" x 6"

Brigid in the Garden

I keep coming back to this style of painting. I am tired of fighting it...and will see where it develops. This painting has some good beginnings. I have been heavily influenced by Ray Donley and Milt Kobayashi....I hope some day to have the same depth in my figures as they have.

Having said all that....

I am sitting in front of my easel wondering what it is exactly I want to paint...and how do I WANT to paint it. So I am struck "tharn" and have accomplished very little. Have you had days like this??? ....btw you will know the word "tharn" if you have read your literature. hehe

A portrait of Les

I asked my husband if I could paint him and his answer was: "What color"? is the painting of Leslie Gilbertson.