Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Daily Painting

 Floral with Gladiolas 8" x 8"
 Still Life with Red Pears 10" x 10"
Pumpkins Alla Prima 10" x 10"

I've been painting daily all through October and posting on Facebook on Painting October (Daily Challenge), finding time every day even if it's a quick study.  The challenge is sponsored by Muse Art and Design, my favorite neighborhood supply store, maybe I'll win something if I complete the challenge!  Sometimes I procrastinate on painting a still life and the flowers wilt and the fruit gets eaten, but because of this commitment, I'm motivated!  Painting inside on a gray, rainy day from a real scene in my home or a photo on the computer, is a change from painting outside. When the weather allows, I get out to paint plein air, hoping to capture the Fall colors before they fade and blow away.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

 Crimson Clover
 Zinnias, Sauvie Island Farm
Spring, Cooper Mountain
Three more 8" x 8" little paintings I'm doing for the Big 500, and also for the paintingoctober daily painting challenge.  All from photo references in my studio on gray, drizzly October days.  Love to paint in bright colors on a gray day, with classical music on the radio (All Classical FM, my favorite)!