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Monday, July 27, 2009

Painting Exercise - N.C.Wyeth


oil on canvas

I love N.C.Wyeth. Because of his amazing paintings, I notice the intensity of the sky and clouds differently and probably a bit of everything else about nature as well. Years ago, long before personal computers and the internet, I bought a book about him that included his painting, Herons in Summer. Even though it was in black and white, I fell in love with that work and longed to see it in color. Enter the Information Highway and there it was! So this summer, when I started to try to reorient myself with painting, I copied it as an exercise. It's rough and certainly doesn't do his wonderous painting any justice, but I decided to include it in this blog as part of a "How I Spent My Summer" series. You really should give yourself a treat and Google his painting.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Idle Time


SOLD
8 x 12
Oil on masonite
This is in response to Karin Jurick's blog Different Strokes for Different Folks. I love this vehicle because it's lighting the spark under my can to get back to painting. This is the second challenge I've taken and it's had an inspiring affect on my pathological procrastination.

Monday, July 20, 2009

June and Priscilla


11 x 14
oil on masonite

Priscilla lounging under Flaming June by Frederic Lord Leighton