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“Winter Glow” is an 11″x14″ oil on canvas depicting the sunrise when everything is bathed in a golden glow. So far this winter we haven’t had much snow, it’s been mostly rain! Or it will snow 1″ to 3″ then rapidly melt with warm rain. Thankfully though it’s snowing in the higher elevations so our snow pack should be ok. I don’t mind the rain because I don’t like driving in icy snowy conditions. How’s your winter so far?
“Seattle Skyline at Sunset” is finally finished! It will be varnished, framed then given to the Boys and Girls Club of Spokane for their annual silent art auction and fundraising gala next month. Seattle was the place my hubs and I spent our honeymoon long ago. We had dinner in the Space Needle and watched fireworks on the 4th from across the bay. It was so much fun seeing all the sights. I hope there will be someone in the audience who has fond memories of Seattle and likes my work! 👍🏻😊
The end of a painting is the best part for me since that’s when all the vibrant highlights are put on. These colors are lovely and I hated cleaning them off my palette! Here’s a straight view of the 18″ x 24″ painting on my easel:
(The TMS watermark is not on the painting)
When I work on paintings I like to figure out a plan before beginning. I’ll do some compositional grayscale studies first to figure out the lights and darks then move into color swatching followed by small vignettes of the scene. Doing this helps me figure out my tones and a preferred palette. But since I can never paint the same thing twice it seems my favorite piece is always on the study board! So I’m thinking of having this study board framed cause I really like how it looks. What do you think?
Here’s the finished painting:
This past weekend we did the last camping trip of the season. The area was gorgeous with all the fall colors! Had warm temps the first two days but the last day the weather changed and became cold and windy. The next day when we were leaving we had to pack up in the rain! 🤪
I had to paint sitting inside the UTV because I forgot the connecting piece to my tripod. (Left it on the camera). It was all good because it protected me somewhat from the cold winds.
Here’s the beginning where I’m sketching the scene on a piece of acetate to lay out my composition.
You can see how bundled up I was. Not the most comfortable way to paint!
And this is the scene I was painting. It’s a part of the St Joe River. I got all my base layers in and took a good amount of reference photos to finish in the studio. All in all a great trip! 😊
There’s a lovely old footbridge which connects the mainland to a small island on our lake that’s fun to explore. At the top of the island is a small bench overlooking the bay where one can sit and watch boats come in and out. I love the look of this bridge with its old worn boards and the grasses beneath it. This is a small works oil painting on panel and is available in the shop.
“Last of the Evening Light” is an Original Oil painting on 6″x6″ gallery wrapped box canvas. This vibrant painting showcases the setting sun as it drops behind the mountains, and creates that magical time of day. Saturated warm tones are set against dark contrasts creating a pop of color, perfect for any small space. I love sunsets because they quench my soul with that luscious color I so dearly enjoy. “Last of the Evening Light” is available in my shop. Ask about payment plans! Any budget can be accommodated.
Old Days on the Lake reminds us of days gone by; summers spent enjoying the sun and fun on the water. Do you have a special summer memory? Summer will soon be here. I can’t wait!
This small works painting can be displayed anywhere as a part of your decor. Showcase it on a desk or in a bookcase. Changing your decor with the seasons can easily be done with a small painting. “Old Days on the Lake” is 4″x4″x2″ and is enclosed with wood on the back. It has a hole for hanging.