Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February 27, 2013

This is the first time I have painted a donut. What a great excuse to buy donuts.  Next time, a jelly donut.....
March Give-Away
(entry forms at LibertyTown Arts Workshop or email me)
There is a drawing at LibertyTown Arts every First Friday.

Monday, February 25, 2013


Painting a day, February 25, 2013 


My photos are looking so washed out.  I need an intervention for my photo taking skills.  My husband is going to help me with this.  Look for this post again.  Plus I have discovered a new source of frames call Franken Frames. Tomorrow I will post a photo of the new frames I plan to use for the 6 x 6 sizes.  They are black and sort of contemporary looking.  The service from Franken Frames is outstanding and prompt.  The frames were very well packed and arrived in perfect condition. 
After getting some help, I think this photo looks better
6 x 6

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Painting for Today, February 24, 2013

Yesterday I made a trip to the thrift store.  Here are two of my purchases.  I used construction paper for the flat surfaces which was suggested by Carol Marine in one of her ArtBytes on the Daily Painters website. 
Trip to the thrift store
6 x 6

Saturday, February 23, 2013

February 23, 2013
It is so dreary here that I thought doing a painting of the beach would be a good idea.
a day at the beach....
6 x 6     sold

Available at Daily Paintworks

Friday, February 22, 2013

February 22,  2013
Oil, 12 x 12
Waiting for early morning sail

Monday, February 18, 2013

This is the second one of the Capitol that I did from the same photo (actually I've done several larger ones, too).  First, I see that the photo looks so much darker than the actual painting.  The one that was posted yesterday had more contrasting colors.   It's good practice to do the same thing a couple of times.  The big lesson is that I need to improve my photo taking skills. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Daily Painting
6 x 6
I've been trying to think of a good name for this.  Clouds over the Capitol?  Hard not to get political. 

I did two paintings from the same photograph.  I'll post the second one soon. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

This is same pepper, done on different size canvases, 6x8 and 6 x 6

I've gotten a little behind on my daily paintworks postings.   
These are all 6 x 6.   The cupcake was done with a palette knife. 
Happy Valentine's Day

Monday, February 4, 2013

I just finished painting this one.  It is heavier paint than usual and parts of it were done with a palette knife.   So far 23 paintings have been posted at Daily Paintworks.   

8 x 8

Available online at Daily Paintworks

Sunday, February 3, 2013

So far I've been  able to stick with doing a painting a day, not sure how long it will last.  I love doing it, but   the hard part is coming up with new subjects. 

Available at Daily Paintworks   I  am new at this website, but it has been a good kind of pressure to have a new painting ready every day.    sold