Thursday, August 24, 2006
18" x 24" Oil on Canvas
Here is a painting I did in 2003. Here is another example of my appeal to reflections and water, not to mention my absolute love of nature and wildlife. On occasion I will find myself birding in this lovely area called the Berkshires. I haven't really come up with a name for this goose though it stands tall and proud and deserves a name besides "Canada Goose". Enjoy her as much as I have.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
8" x 10" Oil on Canvasboard
Well, here it is, my first painting in 3 years! This was a pretty painstaking process for me. The water was most challenging. It took roughly 7 hours to paint over the course of way too many days. I am very pleased with the results. The painting was done from a photograph I took while traveling in Venice, Italy. Venice is a dreamy place so I wanted the feeling to come through in my painting. Venice has met and exceded all of my expectations of a romantic, charming, peaceful place. I am happy to be sharing it with you, Enjoy!
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
While I am finishing my current painting and fighting off a cold, I wanted to share with you a painting I did a few years back. This painting was done from a photograph. It is a painting of a village in Belize, Central America. Although I did not personally take this photo, it intrigued me quite a bit. I loved the colors of the shanties in this village. I also really liked the composition of this photo. When gazing at this painting or the photo for that matter, it suggests some sort of activity may take place. It's one of my favorites and was a gift to my husband. Enjoy!
I forgot how straining it is to paint. I call it the agony and the ecstasy but this certainly won't become the agony of defeat! I should have my first painting up in day or two. It has been a few years since I've painted and I forgot how happy it makes me.