Friday, February 27, 2015

I'll Follow The Sun- The Beatles

I'll Follow The Sun- The Beatles 14x11 Oil on Gessobord. Getting ready for a local art showcase at the James in Williston. Decided I needed something larger and new to submit. Tim and I stopped and took photos of the sunflower farms last summer. They are so happy and colorful....and they follow the sun!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Black Coffee- Humble Pie

Black Coffee- Humble Pie. 6x6 Oil on Gessobord. Here is another colorless one. I think it will be the end. I opened my palette today, looked at the black and white paint ...and thought...okay one more. I have hauled this french press around with me for awhile. I bought it in Guatemala and had some of the freshest coffee there using it. My husband bought coffee freshly ground from a grower just a few miles away. Sooooo Good. I have been known to burst out in the morning....these lyrics..."Black Coffee. That's what I want, That's what I need." Great song....

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Make It With You- Bread

Make It With You- Bread.....6x6 Oil on Gessobord. The challenge this week on Daily Paintworks is a break from color. Anyone who has seen my paintings knows I really bump up the this one was certainly a challenge! I was blocked for two days until I was in the kitchen and found this! I love, love, love, my Kitchenaid mixer. I could never do with out it. I almost titled this "I Need You." This song of course was written about something totally different. HaHa. I used Lamp Black and made 5 different grays and white. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Forever Man- Eric Clapton

Forever Man- Eric Clapton. 10"x7" Oil on SourceTek Linen Panel. Clapton sings, "Won't you be my forever woman, Ill try to be your forever man." The challenge on Daily Paintworks this week is animals that mate for life, and who doesn't like fluffy white swans? So serene and majestic. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

One and Only- Adele

One and Only- Adele..6x6 Oil on Gessobord. Kinda going out of my norm here with this one. I usually choose rock and roll songs....but, I think Adele is fantastic. This one took me longer than I expected, I just couldn't get the pink right. It is supposed to be a cone flower, but I am thinking I might have missed that? 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

On the Road Again- Canned Heat

On The Road Again- Canned Heat. 8x8 Oil on Gessobord. We took this picture on the Olympic Peninsula. I loved the bend in the road and how the fog was obscuring the trees in our path. It was a gray day, but it was beautiful just the same. 
Canned Heat has always been one of my favorites! Hear it here.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Hold Your Head Up-Argent...8x8 Oil on Canvas Panel. The Challenge this week on Daily Paintworks is to paint a tree. One with a gesture; a spirit, one that holds it's head up. We took this photo along the Pacific Coast where there was a little pullout with a "Hysterical Marker" as my husband calls them. The tree itself is so tall and commanding; yet spindly and old. And best of was by the ocean!
Great song too. Get the music here.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Soak Up The Sun- Sheryl Crow

Soak Up The Sun- Sheryl Crow. I decided to take Kimberly Kelly Santini's challenge to paint Zevon. He was stretching upward so delightfully. I added warm highlights to his face and nose like he was searching for the sun. Hence the title:)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Livin' Thing- Electric Light Orchestra

Livin' Thing- Electric Light Orchestra. I painted this for the challenge this week. Quite a challenge for me to squish this whole vignette on a 6x6, but I do like the results:) 
ps...back in the day, I had a set of sheets just like those!