Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008


This painting was from a challenge hosted by Karin Jurick. We were asked to paint 95% of our time from the reference photo and our canvas turned upside down. This was a very challenging exercise which helped me see thing in a different way. Hence the title of her blog -

Friday, November 14, 2008

Purple Glass Jug still life

Today I am posting a painting that I did at a workshop on Monday 11/10/08. I worked with Luke Randall as the teacher. It was a intensive all day workshop from 9 AM to 4PM. It is a still life with a purple glass jug in it. I found it a challenge since I had never attempted to paint glass before. I feel good about the attempt but do not consider this a finished painting just a study.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Finished Dinner Time

I feel very good about this finished piece.
I think the election results helped.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Dinner Time

Last night I started a large painting 24"x18" from a photo I took when I went on a workshop on Monhegan Island last June. The painting when I finish, is going to be of Gulls feeding. I and my painting group went to a small lobster place. The type that I love where you sit on picnic benches to eat outside next to the ocean. While I was painting near this place a girl came out and dumped a bunch of shells on a rocky area and in minutes 20 or more gulls appeared to devourer the shells and what was left on them. It was a frenzy. My painting is mild compaired to the actual scene. I will post the finished painting soon. I hope to work on it tonight during the election results.
Sorry for the bad photo with my easel top included.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Three Gala Apples

Today I want to post a small 5"x7" painting I did of some Gala apples. One of them is sitting on a piece of depression glass. I enjoy collecting green dessert plates from that era. The napkin they are sitting on is from my Mother's collection of linens.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Dia de Mertos

Today I decided to post a collage that I did for a collage show at Wickford in September '08 in honor of Dia de Mertos. It is made of copies of photos of my Mother Dolores, Aunt Roberta, my Grandmother Loretta & Grandfather Raymond. My Mother pasted away back in 2007 and my Father in February of 2008 so I felt like doing something in honor. I think it is a bit sad with the falling leaves. It reminds me of the passing of time.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wickford, RI Harbor

This post is a plien air work I did on a very chilly day in early October with my painting group. I am not satisfied with the outcome but will post it anyway as one of my learning experiences.