Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
My daughter Loves leopards and cheetahs! She did her room in this theme. Now and then she asks me if I will paint her a picture of a leopard that she pulls off the internet. Well, I do it for her...it may take me awhile to get to it, but I eventually do it. Now of course, because of copywright infringements I can paint it for her, but can NOT make any money off of it . So no zazzle products or cafepress. I don't even know if I will put it up on my website. So this is really the only place where you'll see this painting. It's 16x20, and I love how it turned out.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
This one is called Caring aceo. It is an original aceo oil painting on watercolor paper. That means it is 3.5x2.5 inches. At first I wasn't real sure about it, but I really like how it turned out.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Her most widely used medium is acrylic, however, digital and computer art is a close second. Ruth is also a supporting member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
Ruth’s paintings are currently in private collections throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, England and Scandinavia.
I have known Ruth for many years now, on line that is. I think it was not too long after we started painting. Ruth is full of energy, very talented, inspirational, creativie and has a sweet spirit. She loves the Lord, and her art reflects that. I admire Ruth as an artist, and person. Her abstracts are my favorite. In fact, when I think abstract, I think Ruth Palmer.
You can view her artwork at http://rpalmer.myexpose.com/
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Here is another from my butterfly series I seem to be doing. I love the flash of red and bit of yellow on his wings.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I love these guys!
Pumpkin People Set Polymer Clay, Mixed Media
I hope you take the time to check out her website, Etsy shop and blog. Her sweet spirit and love of life and nature comes through in her work. I am sure you will fall in love with her beautiful artwork too.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Here's the link http://designstyleguide.blogspot.com/
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Here we are in the process of the painting. I can't help but start on the center of interest, in this case the butterflies. My goal is to make the big black and yellow butterfly the center of attention, followed by the middle one, and then you notice the smaller bottom one, that's why he's a little hidden in the flowers.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
This is a fun little 5x7 oil painting I did. I love using colors that I don't use regularly on my palette. It's funny how I tend to use certain colors most of the time. I love how paintings turn out when I spread my wings a bit and use one or more of the brilliant colors that is out of the norm for me. Reference photo was taken by Jessica Lee Olson.
You will soon be able to find this painting on my website, http://www.brendathour.com/ under Pet Portraits. I uploaded Fishy Fishy to my website, but just noticed that it's not showing. So I will have to go on my desktop computer and upload it again.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Every month, a member of WWAO (World Wide Women Artists Online) hosts a
themed showcase. This months' theme is 'Fly Away', hosted by
Chel, Lava Jewelry, Zbella. She did a beautiful job, and I hope you will take the time to view all the
beautiful works of art.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
This is a sold aceo oil painting.
This weekend we are going up to Duluth to see the big sailing ships come in. I am hoping to get some good reference photos for future paintings. Wish me luck.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Well, I like to get into the painting and start with the center of interest. Now, that's just what I usually prefer to do. One major reason is because I have a muscle weekness, and I need to rest my hand somewhere, so it works best for me to paint from the center of the painting out. This way I am not as likely to rest my hand on the wet painted area. I hate it when I do that. Ya, I do that...too often sometimes. I should probably mention that when painting, I turn my canvas sideways and upside down. whatever I need to do to get to that area I am working on.I know I can use a mahl stick or artists bridge, but since I don't have one, and it is way down on my priority list, this is what I do. :)
Friday, July 18, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Every month, a member of WWAO (World Wide Women Artists Online) hosts a themed showcase. This months theme is 'My Favorite Works', hosted by Noelle Hunt. She did a fantastic job, I hope you will take the time to view all the beautiful works of art. Clink on the link to view this months showcase.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
This one is from a reference photo by Dr. Thomas Trainer, he is so sweet to allow me to use his awesome photos. As soon as I saw this shot I knew I would paint it.
The other evening I sat down and did 3 aceos, and I had a great time. I will be posting the other 2 in the next couple of days. In the meantime I will be uploading it to my etsy shot, http://luvstopaint.etsy.com, and my website, www.brendathour.com. I'm sure it will also end up on my cafepress shot, http://cafepress.com/brendathour, and my zazzle shop at http://www.zazzle.com/bmthour*.
Friday, June 6, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
My daughters gave me beautiful flowers for mothers day. This painting came from one of the photos I took of them. Unfortunately the pic didn't turn out very well. The big yellow flower has a bit of a glare, and the bottom flowers are more purple, less blue.
This is a 5x7 oil painting.
I haven't come up with a name, so it is untitled.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Photo reference came from Dr. Thomas Trainer, with permission of course. I've really been having fun with these African Wildlife paintings. I'm sure you will be seeing more of them coming up.