Wednesday, November 13, 2019

My Plein air painting from the Laurel Paint Out

South on Magnolia
Oil on panel
“There may come to be new places in our lives that are second spiritual homes – closer to us in some ways, perhaps, than our original home. But the home tie is the blood tie. And had it meant nothing to us, any other place thereafter would have meant less, and we could carry no compass inside ourselves to find home ever, anywhere at all. We would not even guess what we had missed. “
-          Eudora Welty

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

Chipmunk on Blue

Chipmunk on blue.. This one is 6x6 on 9x12 mixed media 184lb acid-free paper. Gouache & watercolor

Monday, November 4, 2019

A Recent Anne Blair Brown Painting Workshop

Here's a quick plein air still life study. Working with adding and subtracting (using paper towel) to get values correct with big shapes then painting quickly without really drawing too much. much out of my comfort zone but very valuable information.
AirBNB in Columbia, TN

I also stayed in an Airbnb in Columbia, TN owned by Cindy and Garrett that I can't say enough good stuff about. I loved it!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Baby - In Progress

Here's one I'm working on for my friend Paula....her dog Baby. Trying to keep it loose but at the same time, I want it to capture Baby's likeness so parts need to be tight. I'm trying to decide on the background color also. Most of the time I tone my canvases with burnt sienna before I paint on them. I like to see the background peek through the paint in areas because I think it adds vibrancy and unifies the piece. The other picture is my temp studio in my dad's building that will soon be leased. ...soooo nice having a large space like this!!😌