Sunday, March 29, 2009
This is the finished painting, I think he'll like it.
Monday, March 23, 2009
We whatched a sailboat going by while eating, pretty cool.
And this is the painting that came of it. White River Light
Then it was on to Little Sable Point Light, in the Silver Lake State Park, Michigan.
And here it is.
This painting was purchased by a very dear friend of ours for his Pastor at one of my art shows.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Now on to Grand Haven South Pier Light and Pierhead Inner Light.
Yesturday I got out my reference photos, found pictures of an Indigo Bunting and apple blossoms. I've been wanting to paint with wc for a while now, and have been inspired by other artists' work, especially bird paintings.
So, here's my first try. I like the flowers, but the bird rather sucks.
Then I decided to try one that I had a detailed reference of, and did just the bird. It's an indigo bunting...he kinda looks hairy and am not thrilled to say the least. But better than the first.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Our first stop was Menominee North Pier Light in Michigan, located at the north side of the entrance to the Menominee River from Green Bay.
Our second stop was at the Manistique East Breakwater Lighthouse, located in the Upper Peninsula in Michigan on Lake Michigan.
I thought this was a cool snapshot I took with the sun peeking behind the lighthouse.
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse is apparently believed to be haunted.
This is the painting that I did of it. It is from the other side of the lighthouse looking towards the lake. As you can see, I took some artistic license and added the flower beds and walking path.
More on our lighthouse trip coming soon.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I call it Blue Parakeet aceo.
When I was little we had a green parakeet like this, his name was Chippers, and I swear he taught me to whistle. I was probably about 5 and was trying to learn to whistle. So I sat infront of Chippers cage, he whistled all the time, and I practiced and tried until I finally did whistle. So my parakeet taught me to whistle, and no one will convince me otherwise.
He also was a little escape artist. I remember coming home from church and finding him flying around the house. We had to put a twist tie on his cage door so he couldn't do that anymore. He loved my mom. We had a huge mirror hanging over the stiars, and he liked to sit on that. He also loved cheetos, ya, I know it probably wasn't good for him, but this was in the early 70's, who knew?
Sunday, March 8, 2009
I found out about these twittering videos from Chika at http://twitter.com/TShirtMarketing
Check it out to learn something new.
I begin long before I pick up my brushes using design and composition principles to outline the work. I then paint with abandon and joy. The resulting work shows my personal application of impressionism with a minimalist quality. "
"After a visit in beautiful Sedona, Arizona, I drove north along Oak Creek. The fall colors were stunning. This is one painting created from many photos taken that day. Oak Creek Fall is a 12" x 9" oil on canvas."
"Inspiration came because the game camera finally caught a heron at Lake Jean! I often see them flying towards the lake and around it, but this is a first. I was so excited to see."
My challenge is to show the complexity of creation by painting intimate, personal portraits of nature. Whether choosing a landscape or still life, close observation reveals the ordinary as extraordinary."
Saturday, March 7, 2009
I have this t-shirt but with my Hiding image on it and I just love it. Wears and washes well.