Sunday, June 21, 2009

Vegetables Anyone?

Summer vegetables
oil on canvas

This is another painting done for Karin Jurick's DSDF challenge, however I was attending a workshop right after I finished it and never got it e-mailed to Karin for her to post but you can see everyone else's versions on her blog. I really had fun with this one and finished it in under an hour! 

Painting in the Garden Workshop

oil on canvas

Hydrangea Blooms
oil on canvas panel

It has been a long time since I have posted and I apologize for that but I have been really busy painting and have not made time to sit down at the computer! Isn't that terrible! I think I was just so glad to be out of school and not tied to a computer that I took a vacation from it. But I have been to two wonderful workshops and will be telling you about both of them. The first was "Painting in the Garden" with Kim Barrick and Diane May in Nashville. We painted en plein air for three full days and had such a great time! Kim and Diane are great teachers and I learned so much from both of them. We painted for the first two days in Diane's backyard which is absolutely beautiful and filled with poppies, hydrangeas, a koi pond and many other magnificent things. My painting of the poppies was not worthy of posting but I do have poppy seeds to plant now so maybe I will improve! The third day we painted in Kim's garden and that is where I painted the daylillies. I will definitely paint with these girls again when they offer another workshop, they were absolutely delightful and great fun as well as being fabulous painters!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Plein Air Painting!

Big Red
20 x 16
Acrylic on Canvas

Now that I finally have internet restored to my home I can finally post the results of my Plain Air adventure from this past weekend. Some friends and I attended a workshop by Melissa Meeks of Rather Be Painting in Taft, TN close to Fayetteville. This was a glorious day with absolutely perfect weather and incredible subject matter! One of the most interesting things there were the roosters and chickens! There were tons of them everywhere and many different varieties. The largest rooster there was named "Big Red" and he was definitely the top dog amongst the animals. Thanks so much to Melissa for offering this opportunity! Enjoy!