Friday, May 4, 2018

Brandy the movie star dog!

This is a portrait of Brandy, 💞 a beautiful border collie who was one of the two dogs in the film, Maudie. I keep joking she is my first movie star portrait! 8x10 inch oil painting on wooden panel. 💞🐩

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Chicka-dee-dee-dee! - Day 6/30

4"X4" oil on masonite
This one took wayyyyy longer than I planned!!!
I obsessed too much over the details.......
My shoulders and neck started aching......
I felt a bit frustrated.......
and then I started saying "chicka-dee-dee-dee!" and felt happy :) ha ha

I tried to keep the background a little more brushy. Working on that! 
Fun stuff.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sort of cheating in Labrador! - Day 5/30

Little falls on Churchill river lake
I sort of cheated today. This was one I did last year. I did paint one specifically for today, and I do like it.....
but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get a good photo if it!
The painting is quite dark, so maybe that has something to do with it.
If I get a good photo of it sometime I will post!
so....if the point of the challenge is to paint, well, I did do that! Just posting a different painting due to technical difficulties! 

In the meantime, this is a waterfall I took a photo of when we did an 8 day canoe trip
down the Churchill River in Labrador. We spent one entire day crossing a huge lake in a headwind.
The entire shoreline was either vertical cliff or big rocks like this.....nowhere to camp or pull in.

So it was pedal to the metal! Or paddle to the water or something like that!  :)
We occasionally pulled into little "coves" where the wind wasn't so bad to wait for friends and have a snack or two, still in our canoes. It was at one of these little moments I snapped the photo that became this painting. I tried to keep it loose and brushy which was definitely in the spirit of a painting a day!
I framed the painting and gave to my husband as a memento.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Ruby portrait repeat! - Day 4/30

I didn't get my little daily painting finished today so I am re-posting Ruby, 
she sorta counts as she was finished in February!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Selfie #2 - #3/30 in 30 -something silly!

Selfie #2
Self-portrait as a lego!
For fun :) 
30 paintings in 30 days #3/30

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Selfie #1 - #2/30 in 30

Selfie #1
30 paintings in 30 days #2/30
A practice study to start working at human portraits.

Friday, February 2, 2018


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