Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Just Chillin

I haven't painted a dog in just about forever.  It feels so great to run back to my comfort zone.  Mully is complaining that I spend more time painting her than playing with her - she may be right.

 
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Just Chillin






Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Where's the reflection

I did another reflection painting - can you see where the reflection is?


Monday, 22 June 2015

Rodin - Wow

I went to see the Rodin exhibit - and all I can say is wow.  The man is prolific.  Hubbo couldn't' believe how little work he did.  Between his assistants and the bronzers it appears as if he didn't do much.  He had to spend a lot of time looking for work.  I bet if he lived today he would be an expert on social media. We both enjoyed the show.  My favourite was standing under the thinker.  It was big really big how big do you say -  I have no idea but it was towering over me.



The daily painter's challenge this week is reflections.  I had the idea while I was looking  at the show to paint one of his small statues that was in a glass case.  You could see the front and the back reflection on the glass.  this is  painting is all about values.



If you have a chance to see the show go.
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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

picket fence 2

I did another version of the picket fence, this time a close up.

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Picket fence up close.


Sunday, 14 June 2015

The Picket Fence

This is a Daily Painter Challenge -a picket fence photo.  These challenges force you to try something you don't think you can do or would never think of doing.  A picket fence would never be on my list not because I don't think I am capable but I don't ever think I saw one in my city.  Natural wood fences, chain link ones but picket fences?  I can't remember one.

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A picket fence 11X 14 $85.00


Enjoy the sunshine.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Gee Thanks, A Tie

Father's day is coming up.  I lost my own father quite a long time ago.  I thought he was old but as I am gaining on the age that he died, I realize how young he was.  The older I get, the more  I appreciate him.  When I was young I didn't know what it meant to raise a family, to survive a war, to immigrate without speaking the language, and to do it all with grace and a wicked sense of humour. My parents made it look so easy that I never thought of how tough they had it.

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Gee Thanks, A Tie

Okay he didn't drink beer but he did wear ties - all the time.

For the month of June and July, I am including shipping and tax.

Title: Gee Thanks, A Tie
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Ready to Hang
Size:  12" X 16" 
Price: $85.00 (Canadian) Shipping and Tax included






Saturday, 6 June 2015

Boy Could I Use Some Help

I am working on a painting in Evil Suzy's Class. It is a great project (don't tell her I said so) We are all painting the same dress on a big canvas  24 x 36.  The show will have the dress in the middle surrounded by all of the classes' paintings.  Here is the dress:



I liked the dress itself but I am having so much difficulty with the background. Here are two iterations.





It is a big painting so it isn't like I can keep trying out things.  I have been scouring the internet for ideas but I haven't found anything brilliant that I can steal. Even Sargent was no help


Madame Paul Escudier - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org

Please Help - Quickly