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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mouse With a Tootsie Roll

Here's a mouse you don't have to be afraid of. He found a Tootsie Roll in the grass and he holds it possessively.  He tells the other mice "this is mine...I found it!  He is today's daily painting.  Only 4 X 4 inches on stretched canvas with 3/4 inch sides painted black.  He's ready to hang.




Link to the Auction

Halloween!

This was my challenge submission this week at Daily Paintworks.  The object of the challenge was to show black as whiter then white.  I did this with three black kittens in the moonlight.  Their black fur showing white highlights in the light of the moon.

I also used this challenge to enforce one thing about Halloween....if you have black cats or dogs please keep them indoors during this holiday.  Keep them safe!




Link to the Auction

Monday, August 04, 2014

My Daily Paintworks Challenge Picture for this week: ICE CREAM!

Isn't that a great subject?  I love ice cream....can't eat it though because I'm diabetic.  Well, if I can't eat it I still can paint it.  Here's my entry this week.  Listed it last night and it sold this morning.  (Wish they all sold like that):



Link to the Auction

Friday, July 25, 2014

Support Daily Paintworks Artists

There are all sorts of artists making all kinds of paintings almost daily on the site.  Please...they can't do that forever without your support.  A small painting or ACEO will help keep an artist painting.



ACEO Tuxedo Cat and Butterflies
(watercolor and acrylic)

Link to the Auction

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Look of Spring

I love the mottled backgrounds I see in photos where the foreground is sharp and the background is muted.  I tried to get that look here with watercolor while painting the butterfly and flowers in acrylic.  I think I hit the mark (for once) :-)



Monarch on Yellow Daisies

Link to the Auction

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mountains, Mountains, Mountains

This week the DPW challenge was "Mountains".  I did two for the challenge and one that will be on auction at midnight tonight.  I find them easy to pull out of my imagination.  The one thing I can't do is make too many.  Some artists have only a few topics they enjoy.  I try to vary my work as much as possible.  It keeps me interested and hope my work keeps you interested too.

Oh...before I forget.  You can join this blog and you certainly can comment.  I'd love to hear from you because after awhile I begin to feel I'm the only person here! :-)  You are always welcome to browse my gallery at Daily Paintworks (link below)






The top one is a 5 X 7 inch acrylic against a watercolor sky.  The bottom one is a 4 X 5 inch acrylic.  Both can be found in my gallery:


Gallery

Friday, May 30, 2014

Pastel Art - The Lesson

This is a soft pastel on Mi Tientes Pastel Paper.  I don't do many of these.  I'm kind of allergic to the dust a pastel drawing makes while you're working with it.  Still, with laytex gloves, a surgical mask and the great outdoors, I manage to do one now and then. 

This is one of the paintings done years ago that I am finally trying to find a home for.  Its done in Rembrandt soft pastels and Conte A Paris pastel pencils on Mi Tientes Pastel Paper.   I'm 73 now and its time....I can no longer keep my favorites stored up.  They need to find homes.

I call this one "The Lesson" because every good wolf needs to teach his young the proper way to howl at the moon!


"The Lesson"
11 X 14 inch Pastel

Link to the Auction

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Another Crack At Daily Paintwork's Monthly Contest

I never win these things, never even get in one of the 15 top spots for the month.....that's okay.  I understand competition and I also understand one should never just give up ;-)

This is my entry into the current monthly contest.  Its kind of far out...but sometimes, so am I.


Starlight Nebula


Link to the Auction

(a Daily Paintworks Auction Pick)