Friday, October 23, 2009

City Rooftops

This is the latest challenge from
Wished I had some good "graffiti" to paint on the side of the building.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mr. Carrot

One of our Westies, Greta has a fondness for her Mr. Carrot.  It is the only toy she plays with.  We have numerous ones that we stock up on so as not to be without.  It squeaks and she had a habit of playing with it in the middle of the night.  We have a defective one, that we call Quiet Carrot that we try to remember to put it out at night.

This one was fun to paint.  It went quite fast, and looks like her.  I am starting one of our other westie, Gus.

Holiday Spirit

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

First Attempt at Outdoor Plein Air

I made my first attempt doing Plein Air painting when Tom and I were on vacation.  We went to Mustang Island State Park, which is on Padre Island Texas.

Of course, we discovered that the bag of supplies weighed too much so next time will try to pack lighter.It was really sunny and windy, and I got tired standing the entire time. 

This is the photo of the scene and the finished quick study. I didn't like how the painting turned out, it seemed to get worse as I painted. But it was fun, and will definitely try it again.