Marina, Sequoyah Park

Marina, Sequoyah Park

Monday, March 28, 2011

Lawrence Retreat 2011

Here are some sketches from our annual Fiber Retreat in Lawrence, Kansas.  We had an awesome time as usual.  The first sketch shows Jeannine in her arm brace, resting after some spindling.
Jeannine with her arm brace

Karin Spinning
Here is Karin Spinning in the doorway of the parlor at our bed and breakfast. Below is a sketch of the cone yarns I brought for her scarf project.
Cone Yarns for Karin

Lynn Spinning
Last is a sketch of Lynn spinning in her pink lace scarf.  

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Auction for Japan

At the Lake, 6x8 inches, oil on linen covered board
Dailly Paintworks new challenge this week is an auction of art to raise money for Japan.  I have donated At the Lake above and there are already many wonderful paintings available on the Daily Paintworks site. Please check it out if you get a chance. There is a link in Places of Interest. Thanks!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Frankoma Bowl

Frankoma Bowl, Oil on Board, 6x8 inches
This is the weekly painting challenge, a white object on a patterned ground using only primary and secondary colors and white. Palette for this one is Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Dioxazine Violet and Permanent Green Light.
Frankoma Pottery is made with red clay here in Oklahoma and this red under color tends to show through the glazes making it interesting to paint as the glaze is translucent.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Conan Does Abraham Lincoln

Conan Does Abraham Lincoln,  Oil on Linen Covered Board, 8x6 inches
Here is the new Daily Painting challenge so named because of the flaming red hair.  I am a little late with this one because of the computer crash but happy to be up and painting again.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Plein Air Studies

Quiet Cove, Keystone State Park
6x8 inches, oil on canvas covered board
Dry Spell, Arkansas River
6x8 inches, oil on linen covered board
Here are two more plein air studies from last week.  It has been a crazy week because our computer crashed and now I am on a new IMAC.  It is wonderful but I am experiencing a slight learning curve and it will be so nice when I get all my old files on the new MAC.  Thank goodness for painting!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Plein Air Studies, Haikey Creek

Haikey Creek, Morning: 6x8 oil on canvas
Haikey Creek, Early Afternoon: 6x8 oil on canvas
I did these last Sunday which was sunny and not to chilly- a beautiful day to stand by the creek and paint.  Each one was done in under an hour and meant more as a study than as a complete painting.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Good Morning Ruby Red

Here is the new Daily Painting challenge,Oil on Linen Covered Board 6x8 inches
I decided to paint my favorite morning fruit, now I will set the half that has been sitting in the studio out for the birds and they will have a treat too.