Monday, September 27, 2010

Garden Spirit - Work in progress

I had taken a picture of this spirit house at "Gallery in the Garden" event at Woodstock, IL which is much loved and well attended.
I have tried to show how I painted the straight edges of the wooden post. Make sure the surrounding paint is dry and then tear and stick a piece of drafting tape to create the edge. Now you can paint freely and then lift the tape. You'll get a clean edge. Please stop by later to see the completed painting.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Plein air painting - Crabtree Nature Center

Crabtree Nature Center ~ 8" x 10" ~ Acrylic on canvas panel
I participated in a plein air painting session at the Crabtree Nature Center sponsored by the center, BCAC (Barrington Cultural Arts Center) and Dick Blick on September 19th, 2010.
Even though it rained earlier in the day, it then stopped and I had a great time painting with a group of wonderful artists. I had just finished painting the goose and a nice lady bought my painting! When it dawned on me that I had not taken a photo of my painting, I ran behind her and was able to take the photo. So, here it is.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Rose Garden conversations

Conversations ~ 4" x 6" ~ Oil on canvas panel
A perfect spot for a conversation. Wonder what they are talking about. I had sketched this painting some time back and was finally able to complete it today.