Saturday, March 8, 2008

Mar. 8, 2008

Today's little painting (4x6) was really about that big old pine tree behind the shed. Everything else was just to put it into perspective. Colors are not quite as intense as shown... the my studio lamp burned out, and I don't have a color correct bulb to work with.. but this is close.
When we first moved into this 1860's farmhouse, one of the previous residents came by - 90 years old and born in the house. She walked through and told us so many tales about growing up in the house. Her father had planted roses in the back yard, behind our barn. And though this is not our barn, or our roses (which are red), it was with her in mind that I put the little rose bush in. So, Winnie, "Roses by the Barn" is for you.

Friday, March 7, 2008

March 7, 2008

Reality Check!!! This is the same pasture as yesterday's painting, but in "spring thaw" mode.
Even this is a bit of a stretch.. there's not anywhere near that much ground showing yet. But, with all the rain we're supposed to get this weekend, maybe some earth will begin to poke through the snow soon! I can't wait!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Mar. 6, 2008

More Green today! I want to feel that summer sun!
This little view of a fallow field in summer makes me warm. And I'm thinking of doing a larger work based on this little study. But first I have to finish several others that are in process.

Mar. 5, 2008

Today, I decided to do two little miniatures. It's about time for spring lambs, and though our pastures won't look nearly this green this time of year, I personally needed to see some green, even if I have to create it on canvas. Everyone I know is READY FOR WINTER TO BE OVER!
So, top is "Staying Close" and bottom image is "Watchful". Enjoy!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Mar. 4, 2008

"Guacamole in the Larval Stage"
You've probably noticed I haven't been posting this last week... just very busy working on some other projects.
I'm still in the middle of it, but decided to take a short break and try to get a daily painting completed. I needed it to be something simple, and my friend Ramona suggested this avocado.
So that's exactly what I did. And, best part, I had some fabulous guacamole when it was all done.