April 30, 2017

isolated cabin...

There are days when I would dearly love to have a small cabin near water, surrounded by mountains and have no one to answer to but me.

(WIP) - still working with a limited palette...






April 27, 2017

Tall and Skinny finis

Added dimension to work by adjusting contrast especially in background; also worked on small details.  I'm calling this one finished.


April 24, 2017

Tall and skinny...

Trying a number of new things with oils today.  Draw with the brush; use a limited palette - red, yellow, blue and white...landscapes are not something I've tried before.  I thought it would be easier than portraits, but not so!  This is a work in progress - I've just got to step back for a while....



April 10, 2017

April 9, 2017

in the doorway...

getting closer...tomorrow tackle the hair, background, etc. Working with oils wet on wet is certainly a challenge!


April 7, 2017

those yes, those eyes...

Still working (slowly) on this portrait...

My progression...



April 6, 2017

Eye Did It...

Working on the eyes - stressful to say the least!  Mulling over the eyebrows and, of course, she needs eyelashes!


April 4, 2017

standing in the doorway

Beginning of a new oil painting.  Underpainting this morning - trying out a new product Liquin by Winsor Newton.  It helps the paint to try quicker to enable me to add more layers tomorrow.


April 1, 2017

Artist and Sand Castle

Last Saturday while my husband and I were walking on the beach, we came across Ed Reed III an incredible sand artist.  Once I got home and looked at the pictures I took, I noticed the woman climbing a rock in the photo with Ed in it.  That would never do...


Another photo of sand castle only

In Photoshop I carefully removed Ed from the top photo and placed him in the second picture.  The proportions of the castle in relation to Ed are a bit off, but all in all a good photo.