Friday, September 26, 2014

Like A Rolling Stone- Bob Dylan

Day 25 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.....Like a Rolling Stone-Bob Dylan. The challenge on Daily Paintworks this week is paint a stone, or some stones. I found this photo on Paint my Photo and just loved the abstractness and the color of the stones in the water. This is not exactly how I pictured the end it ever???...but I think it works. It is abstract but still decipherable? 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

You May Be Right- Billy Joel

Day 24.....Oops skipped a few. Just been in a funk the last few days and couldn't get it done! But finally got out the brushes yesterday. The title of this one is "You May Be Right"- Billy Joel, looks as if he really may be trying to tell her something! These are two baby swallows getting up their courage:) 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf

Day 18 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days......Magic Carpet Ride- Steppenwolf. A carpet of poppies! 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Don't Stop-Fleetwood Mac

Day 17.......of the 30 paintings in 30 days. Throwing in a Daily Paintworks Challenge. The challenge is to photograph yourself in your garden or a park in a handmirror. Yikes, the photo took me a 1/2 hour to take as I had so much trouble fiddling around with the mirror, the camera, getting the car in. Finally I had SOMETHING to try to paint. This little bug is a hand-me-down from my daughter. When we went to Guate I sold my PT Cruiser to my parents and for the first time since..uh maybe 1974... I had no wheels. So when we came back from Guate, Meggie was getting a new car and going to trade this little convertible in so we decided I could use it until winter at least. Well my little Vera (yes, I named her) has heated seats, and I love her:) So here is my entry for the challenge. The song.....It is my all time favorite. Don't stop.... thinking about very good advice!! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Max and Sammy Go to the Beach

Max and Sammy Go to the Beach. 12x24" Oil on stretched canvas. These two are my great nephews.......yes.....GREAT! They are quite a pair these two...always keeping their mommy and daddy hopping. Day 16

Sunday, September 14, 2014


We went fishing today! Tim caught two white bass and I painted. Nice sunshine today for fishin. The wasps were the biggest pests. I think the frost last night finally killed most of the mosquitoes! Here are some watercolors. Not very accomplished at watercolor but would like to do better. I guess I need to practice much more:) I love the speed of watercolors. But really hard to do!

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum

Day 12 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days.......A Whiter Shade of Pale...Not sure of the meaning, but do love the song. One of my favorite things to buy in Guatemala was the beautiful silky white Calla Lilies. They lasted only a few days when I brought them home, but I loved having them in the house. They were so easy to get in Guate. I purchased a plant in Williston (at Walmart no less), that I have about killed! My husband Tim always says, "now why did you buy that to kill." But, sometimes I surprise him and get them to grow:) 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Day 11- Upside Down- Jack Johnson

Day 11- Upside Down- Jack Johnson....What a sweet little nuthatch. I love the way they are sometimes upside down! Thus the title of this one. And love this song too. It's not pre-80's rock like the others, but still love it!!! 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Day 10- Riders on the Storm - The Doors

Day 10 of the 30 in 30...Riders on the Storm- The Doors. I decided to throw in the weekly challenge on Daily Paintworks. Here is my entry for the Stormy Weather Challenge. Tim and I were out driving here in North Dakota and I had the camera (of course). I loved how the rain was so distinct off in the distance. Plus the canola fields almost light up! 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Day 9- Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and The Shondells

Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and The Shondells. The title for this one took me quite awhile. Although it is a purple finch, I used quite a bit of crimson red. It is closely related to the house finch and many times is mistaken for it. 

Day 8. Sharp Dressed Man-ZZ Top

Day 8 of the 30 in 30. Dang it I messed around and didn't get this posted for the 7th so I guess I will post it for the 8th. Yay... This is a very chubby male goldfinch. Just a sweet little guy. I have been experimenting with using a palette knife for the background. Leaves lots of gooey texture and the base wash showing thru. I think I like it:) 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Time of the Season- The Zombies

Day 6 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days. So proud of myself for actually painting on a Saturday!! Took me until 2:00 p.m. to get motivated but I did it. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

I Want You to Want Me- Cheap Trick

Day 5 of 30 in 30. I just love chickadees! And what is the conversation here about??? I looked at so many appropriate titles and this one just made me laugh.
for the video:) I don't know how to get rid of the ad on this video:(

Welcome to the Jungle- Guns and Roses

Day 4 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days. I painted this one for the challenge this week on daily paintworks. This photo was a challenge a few weeks ago that I never had time to paint. But I saw it yesterday and decided it would be a good candidate for the Value Over Color Challenge this week! 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Margaritaville-Jimmy Buffett

Day 3 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days. Another cupcake!!! Meg's creation. Salty Lime Tequila cupcake. Yumm! Bottoms Up Cupcakes:)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Bluebird-Buffalo Springfield

Day 2 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days. Blue Bird........Yes the Birds won in the theme contest. Love the song too.

Day 1 Purple Haze- Jimi Hendrix....Addictive Cupcakes

Day One of the 30 in 30 Paintings ......Meggie's Dr Pepper cupcakes are fabulous. The dark purple is so vivid.