Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sick Day

watercolor 8x8 inches

 My painting today is not one I did today.  I did it last winter, from my car at the end of the dock, looking across to Pleasant Island and Chichigof Island

I caught a bad cold a few days ago and this morning I decided I'd better take it easy at least for today.  I caught the cold from my husband who has been sick for 2 weeks and has developed pneumonia. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Day 18 and 19

oil painting 5x7 inches

oil painting 8x8 inches
The are my latest paintings  for Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge 

I've stuck to my resolve for the last few days to not paint from photographs.  It hasn't been easy.  The snow painting  was done from a pencil sketch I did when there wasn't any snow.   The islands was from a little watercolor.   In both of these, I see things I will change now that I see them on the screen.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Day 17

watercolor 5.5x6 inches
Another painting  for Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge
 
 Today's painting is one that I did earlier in the month.  Today was catching up day for a lot of things but I did work for about an hour on one of my oil paintings.  I hope to have one of them done by tomorrow.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Day 16

watercolor 4.5x5.5 inches
Another painting  for Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge

I have three oil paintings in progress.  I did  this little watercolor on the first day of the month which will have to suffice for today..... yesterday now that I'm posting it.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Day 15

oil painting 8x8 inches

Another painting  for Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge
  

I've decided that for the rest of the month, I will not copy anymore photographs.  For this painting, I used the pencil drawing, below, that I sketched last winter. 
 

day 14

oil painting 5x7 inches


Another painting  for Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge

 I stopped what I was doing yesterday morning to paint the sky when a little bit more light than usual peeked through the clouds.  I probably exaggerated it.  I added the rest  later, as I think it might have looked like on the flats near the beach, though probably the snow is gone.



Day 13


oil painting 5x7 inches
This is from a photo taken mid summer with lupine and wild celery in bloom.

Besides finding painting a challenge, I've also found it hard to get good photos.  And at times my internet has gotten slower than its usual slow and it times out  while trying to post here.

I was having success with photographing outside, but for the last few days, there hasn't been much light out and it's been raining.  Today I arranged some lights and managed to get this image and am now at the library where there is a faster internet server.  Painting is still a challenge.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Day 12


oil painting 8x8 inches

Another painting  for Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. 

Another painting from a photograph taken from the beach.  This one is looking east towards the Chilkats.... the same ridge as in my day 6 painting.   I think my values are off on this... too dark in the sky. 

Day 11

oil painting oil painting

Another painting  for Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. 

The weather is dismal and so I'm continuing painting from photographs.  This is down at the beach looking towards Lemesurier Island.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Day 10

oil painting 5.5x6 inches

Another painting  for Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.


This was painted from memory of the southern sky around 1:30 on Thursday when the sun peaked through the haze for a while.