Saturday, March 1, 2008

Come on Over!

This is the invitation to an exhibit that is coming soon.
I'm putting this notice up here for some email groups that I belong to that don't allow attachments. Anybody in the area, please come and pay us a visit. Join us for some free food and wine at the opening! I believe if you click on the image, you can get an enlarged view, so you can read dates and times, etc.
If any of my NH Plein Aire painters are able to come, please come and introduce yourselves- I would love to meet you!

Now, back to painting, as I still am working to finish a few things for this show!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Feb. 29, 2008 Leap Day!

This isn't a daily painting. I've been so darn busy trying to get ready for an upcoming exhibit, that
something had to give. I was planning on finishing this last night, and then our power went out. It was a strange power outtage.. before it went completely out, everything went on "dim" - lights were barely on, and nothing electronic would work. My easel light must pull more juice than a normal light, because it wouldn't come on either. This condition lasted about 2 hours, and then we totally lost power. So, I didn't get to quite finish it. (this photo is not of the finished product)
I have yet to complete the cloth and touch up a few edges.
This little Chinese teapot is pretty cool though. It's early 19th century, and, as you can see, is missing both its lid and its handle. The handle was probably originally bamboo. I like it anyway. When I was setting up this arrangement, those cinnamon sticks (yes, that's what those things are) fell out of another bowl, and I decided I liked them and put them in the painting.
Well, looks like tomorrow I'll have time to paint. We're due for another foot of snow tonight.
I heard on the news recently that soutwest NH has gotten well over 8 feet of snow already this winter. It's all on the sides of my driveway, I think.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Feb. 26, 2008

Cat boxes! Sometimes there's just not much you can do about the smell. Now that has nothing to do with today's painting.
Well, maybe it does. But even a fine Yankee Candle (spiced pumpkin scent) has a hard time overcoming the cat box.
However, it was fun to paint anyway, and I got to enjoy the smell while working in the studio (far away from the litter box!)
Random thoughts: it's snowing again, and then, even though the temperatures are dropping, it's supposed to turn to rain.
I think that's weird.
Dinner is on the stove. Gotta run.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Feb. 25. 2008

Today's painting is a little jade colored jar, and a shot glass.
The jar belongs to a friend of mine, and she and I paint together on occasion. She had brought this over as a possible subject of a still life. I love the color, so decided to paint it before she takes it back home.
I've been continuing my study of painting glass, and love the fluid nature of the way light reflects over it. More to come I'm sure.