Friday, April 27, 2007

Five Little Peppers 5x5

I never read the story but I remember the title of the book Five Little Peppers and How They Grew . You can probably get it from your local library. I was always a reader but the computer and painting have largely taken its place. I like books on cd but find that my mind wanders and I have to rewind unless of course it's a fascinating book like Into Thin Air, which was the first book on tape I listened to. It was 9 hours long and I did the whole thing in one day.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Sea Star Gallery, Matlacha 5x7

I finally finished it. I tried to leave the composition loose yet complete to the viewer's eyes. You'd think that after all the time I've spent around palm trees, they'd be second nature by now. Not. This one gave me fits. I need to paint them more often is all. I'm going to reward myself for my diligence today with a trip to the Dollar Tree ::big smile:::: Again, I thank these people for their fabulous color scheme.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Back to Painting

Last night I worked on this Matlacha (Mat-la-shay) piece. I'm focusing on keeping it very painterly and loose. I love that these folks gave me such a hot color scheme to work with. This is stage two and I won't be able to get back to it until tomorrow. I'm living my last few weeks of Florida Retiree lifestyle before heading North. My latest adventure with our grandsons is over on Not Really a Cleaning Lady. I also read and would like to share this title with you. The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle. I compare this book to Old Yeller and The Red Pony. It was with me for days.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Three's A Crowd 5x5

As if I don't have enough 'stuff' to paint, I went shopping at the Goodwill Store and found this great nasturtium plate. I'm sure I'll be using it again and again.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Hanging Out 5x7

I thought I posted this yesterday but now remember that I actually posted it on Daily Painter's Marketplace. This is my backyard clothesline with all my white shorts and tee shirts on it. After struggling some with the whites I added a couple of items with color to break it up more. I'll definitely try this subject again.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Little Carlos Pass, Bonita 9x12

Painting a day is a huge commitment and I am in awe of the many who are doing it. I have been painting almost everyday but over the last week we've had company and social time with some of our friends who are leaving South Florida to go North. Thus, not much painting. Sometimes my tendency to over complicate my subject gets in my way and the painting isn't good enough to post. This painting was done on site in Bonita Springs, Florida. Back to the easel I go.....thanks for stopping by.
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