Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Isla Bella- Ricky Martin

Isla Bella- Ricky Martin. 8x8 Oil on gessobord. For the last day of the 30 in 30 paintings challenge I participated in the Google Virtual Paintout. This months location is Puerto Rico. The gist of it is to go to google maps and find a street location that you like and want to paint. Super fun to explore. I have been to Puerto Rico...a couple of years ago...almost our whole Parker family went on a cruise. One of the stops was San Juan. What fun we had...and one of the stops, before we got back on the ship was of course Senor Frog's for some tasty margaritas. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Eye In The Sky- Alan Parsons Project

Eye In The Sky- Alan Parsons Project
12x12 On Canvas Panel
The challenge this week is to do an abstract based on a square tile. Divide the canvas and then randomly copy your tile into the spaces. This was fun...but was difficult for me to keep going. In the end the colors are pleasing, but probably won't try again! Haha

Friday, January 20, 2017

Bits And Pieces- The Dave Clark Five

Bits And Pieces- The Dave Clark Five. 6x6 Oil on gessobord. Second attempt at the challenge. I am loving the mosaic feel of this. 

Shine- Collective Soul

Shine- Collective Soul. 6x6 Oil on gessobord. The challenge this week on Daily Paintworks is aluminum foil. After trying to think what I could set up with foil????I finally came up with this. First attempt I had crinkled the foil too much and the color was so broken up, I figured it might take me a month to paint it!....but second try I controlled my crinkling. It still is pretty broken up. I experimented with the camera also taking the shot to work off my ipad. This one the foil is really clear...I also have one which the daisy is in focus. I'll try that one today. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Fightin' Side of Me- Merle Haggard

The Fightin' Side of Me- Merle Haggard
8x10 Oil on Canvas
This is the second to last one of the metallic primed canvas I painted. He truly looks like an evil rooster and looking for a fight! My husband Tim always tells me about his grandpas chickens and how the rooster got to be very mean. I don't think I would like to tangle with him! Special thanks to Cindy Nowotny for the photo!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Struttin'- Jerry Reed

Struttin'- Jerry Reed. 8x10 on Canvas. Here is another one on the metallic gold background. Shiny surface so takes along time to dry...but I think I am getting the hang of it! Day 10 of the 30 paintings in 30 days! Reference photo by Cindy Nowotny

Monday, January 9, 2017

Gold- John Stewart

Gold- John Stewart. 8x10 Oil on Canvas
The challenge this week is a lovely goldfish. I tried a new technique with this one. Painted the canvas a fabulous gold acrylic...(I hate painting on canvas!ugh...too much bounce...and it seems the canvas gesso just sucks up the color..but have to use them up.) The goal is to paint and still leave some of the metallic showing thru. I think I might have actually been successful! 

Friday, January 6, 2017

La Vie En Rose- Daniela Andrade

La Vie En Rose- Daniela Andrade. 8x10 Canvas. I tried a new technique today. I painted my canvas a metallic silver, then drew my design with a heavy black marker...big mistake...the marker kept bleeding through the paint...so tomorrow I will draw with oil paint or my usual charcoal. I think it turned out pretty good. 
If you have never clicked on the music for one of my paintings....this is the one to do it on. This is most magical song and soooooooooo beautiful. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Old Boots, New Dirt- Jason Aldean

Old Boots, New Dirt- Jason Aldean. 6x6 Oil on gessobord. Day 2 of the 30 in 30. Two in one day! wow...I am on a roll. This song just says it all! 


The challenge this week on Daily Paintworks is complementary colors. Choose two complementary colors and use more of one or the other. This is also Day 1 of the 30 in 30 paintings for January. Oops...a little late.