Monday, October 31, 2011

Music Monday - Take a Back Road

5 weeks of country music...

Happy Birthday, Drew! I can't believe 11 years has gone by since I held you in the blue light of the cloud lamp in your first bedroom. You were such a sweet baby and you've grown into being such a sweet boy.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Forty Fourth Sunday

The world is but a canvas to the imagination.

- Henry David Thoreau

Friday, October 28, 2011

Flying Hearts - I Know


Acrylic & Collage on paper.
Size:

It's wonderful to simply know that you are loved because you feel it in every fiber of your body.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hearts - In blue color study


12 x 12" Acrylic on panel board

Color study

Monday, October 24, 2011

Music Monday - Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not

I love the phrase "Shut up and kiss me" which is not in this song but I still love it. The End. Now enjoy the song.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Forty Third Sunday

The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give.

- Walt Whitman

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Journal - Bob's Trees


I'm such a hug fan of Bob Burridge and all of his paintings. His landscapes of trees are some of my favorites. I feel so fortunate to have been able to learn from him and to watch him paint. It is truly a beautiful thing to watch.
His painting below is one of my favorites because the trees are forming hearts. The way he gets the light to shine through is amazing. So beautiful.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hearts - J26


6x6" Acrylic on Canvas

This needs work and I'll probably paint over it but it's kind of sweet. I traced JB's hand on the canvas before I went to the workshop.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hearts - Moon Hearts

Much like yesterdays post here is a study I did with the heart being the moon.

I had them all looking exactly the same with the heart moon moved in the one but Bob wanted me to make them more different. I didn't change much in them as you can see but I'm not really that in love with them so they'll probably all change.


Below is the 6 x 6" version.


And now 8 x 8" version.


12 x 12" version.


And finally the 24 x 24" version


And now all together.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hearts - Black & White

Look at these four hearts that I painted at the Burridge Workshop this past August.

They look a lot alike, right? And they are.

Except the one below is 6 x 6 inches.


And the one below is 8 x 8 inches.


And this one is 12 x 12 inches.


And my favorite one is 24 x 24 inches.

I like this on best because I like the way it runs off the edge.


Here they are all photographed together.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Forty Second Sunday

Just tell yourself,
"Duckie, you're
really quite lucky!"

- Dr. Seuss

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Journal - Bricks


I needed a break from my watercolor pencils so I broke out just my regular pencils.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hearts - 6x6 Black & White

Bob Burridge does small studies of pears. Watch this video to see what I mean.
I struggle with lighting so I decided I would do my own version of pears but with hearts.

Below is a 6x6" canvas painting I did while at the workshop and next week is going to be all hearts. Most of them painted at the workshop.

I will most likely go back and add color to this one but right now I'm enjoying the simplicity of it.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Guitars - Dueling Blues Revised. Again.


Acrylic & Collage on Paper
Size 15x22"

This painting won't go away and seeing where it came from and where it is now it's still not done. Where will it go next?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Forty First Sunday

Do more than belong:
Participate.
Do more than care:
Help.
Do more than believe:
Practice.
Do more than be fair:
Be Kind.
Do more than forgive:
Forget.
Do more than dream:
Work.

- William Ward.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Guitars - Black & White Plus Orange


Acrylic on paper
11x15"

Just a quick study. This will change.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Guitars - Head Stock in Blue Study


Acrylic on Canvas
8 x 8"

Will come back and add more to this one. Most likely.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Guitars - Black and White Head Stock Study

Acrylic on Canvas
8x8"

I think I will evenutally go back and add to this but it was a good study piece as I struggle with lighting.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Music Monday - Honey Bee

I am on a serious country kick lately which I love since I grew up loving country music.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fortieth Sunday

And as we let
our own light shine,
we unconsciously
give other people
permission
to do the same.

- Nelson Mandela