Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Demo painting

I was asked to do a painting demonstration up at Westmont a few weeks ago.  And even though it was a small class it was still terrifying.  I wasn't scared that I would mess up, I was scared that I'd be boring.  I guess I didn't feel like watching me paint would be terribly entertaining or educational.  Luckily Prof. Sue Savage was there, narrating what I was doing, and making it sound like I was much smarter than I actually am.  Here's the final product. 

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Amsterdam Commission - 5x7

This was a fun commission :) 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

Monday, February 27, 2012

From the Train IX - 8x10

The last in my train series.  From our stop in Lompoc, the ocean looked fierce here! I never want to go swimming in that water.  All the signs posted about shark attacks didn't help either. The colors were amazing though, and that's why I just had to paint it. 

Oil on panel, 8x10 inches

Friday, February 24, 2012

From the Train VIII - 6x6

The final painting in this little three piece set.  I think they look nice all together. 

Oil on canvas, 6x6  inches

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

From the Train VI - 6x6

Haven't posted in a while because I've been playing in Big Bear for the last few days.  We had a wonderful and restful time :) 

Oil on stretched canvas, 6x6 inches

Thursday, February 16, 2012

From the Train V (Airstream Cluster) - 12x24

I saw this group of Airstream trailers and somehow managed to get the perfect shot of them while passing on the train.  I was estatic.  It was such a weird thing to see, and I just had to paint them. 

Oil on canvas, 12x24 inches

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

From the Train IV - 6x12

Really enjoying playing with these cloudy skies. 

Oil on canvas, 6x12 inches 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

From the Train III - 6x12

The telephone poles were especially fun in this one. 

Oil on canvas, 6x12 inches

Friday, February 10, 2012

From the Train II - 12x24

Number two in the series, this house on the cliffs was almost too picturesque. 

Oil on panel, 12x24 inches

Thursday, February 9, 2012

From the Train I - 8x16

Today marks the beginning of my new "From the Train" series.  My husband and I took a ride up the coast recently, this series will be a glimpse of what we saw.  

Oil on canvas panel, 8x16 inches

Monday, February 6, 2012

Rain Over Rincon - 12x24

I don't usually paint over my finished paintings, but I made an exception for this piece.  I really hated what was underneath, so I sanded it down and gessoed over the whole thing.  I was thick and random with the gesso and it turned into a very fun texture still visible under the finished piece. 
I ended up liking this piece so much that I decided it should hang in our living least until I get tired of it. 

Oil on cradled panel, 12x24 inches
not for sale

Friday, February 3, 2012

Downtown Santa Barbara - 5x7

White buildings with that great sunset light on them are always a favorite of mine, I don't think that will ever change. 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches