Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Feeling Groovy-Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel

Feelin Groovy-Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. This weeks challenge is paint your pet. I looked through a bunch of our photos for a candidate (as I don't have a pet here in North Dakota). I was going through some really old pics and found a great picture of Groovy. In 1968 my dad got a job in Panama. We lived there for 9 months when I was 10. Dad bought this green parrot along the road one day for my sisters and I. When we went back to the states.....he went along. Parrots live a really long time . He was passed on to other parts of the family in the 90's or so and lived to be a very old bird:) Cantankerous old guy, he could whistle and repeat all kinds of stuff. 
Here is the music.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Memories of Old Days-Gentle Giant

Memories of Old Days-Gentle Giant. I painted this one from a still life setup last week over at my cohort Susan's studio. She has a wonderful set up with a light box, a couple of easels and ample space, plus some interesting objects. That is an old butter press. We both painted the same subjects with different results. The song is an old one from 1969. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Reflections of My Life-Marmalade

Reflections of My Life- Marmalade.....1969......What a cool song.
Finally finished with this one. Sending to a local museum to see if it is accepted. I will let you know:) Hopefully. Cross your fingers!
Oil on 12x16 stretched Canvas. 
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Starry Starry Night- Don McLean

Starry Starry Night- Don McLean
The challenge this week on Daily Paintworks is Starry Sky. I have been thinking of doing a painting on galaxies or sky or stars......so this gave me the opportunity this week to really go "out there" Ha ha pun intended. The northern lights are also in the same category!! Right?? I thought of the song for this one even before I put any paint on the canvas, and I have been singing it all day long. 
Fabulous song. Click here for the music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxHnRfhDmrk
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Walking on Sunshine-Katrina and The Waves. This was the last week we were in Guatemala and we just HAD to spend part of it at the black sand beaches of Monterrico. The beach slants sharply down to the ocean and the waves break very close. It was a beautiful foggy sunrise. For the music click here.
8x8 Original Oil Painting on Canvas Panel 
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