Monday, July 18, 2011

Painting Is Named

Thanks to everyone who helped to name the basket painting below. It shall now be dubbed, "Mom's Back Porch". People here on the blog and on my Facebook page all had wonderful, fun and thoughtful suggestions. Jane Barnwell is our winner. Part of what helped her to win was the fact that she added such a touching memory of her mom that was brought about by viewing the painting. Touched our hearts.
Thanks again to everyone! We really enjoyed reading the suggestions, and they may be used on future paintings!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Help Me Name This Painting

Okay, this is my latest painting and I just can't think of what to name it! Comment below and give me your suggestions and the winner will receive a boxed set of 5 cards with this image.
The winner will be announced next week.
Love hearing from you!
Thanks in advance for your submissions!!!
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Just completed Breakfast Nook

Well, since I went back to school (yes, after 35 years I have gone back to take a few classes at our local community college!) it has been harder to find time to paint. I usually work on my paintings a few times each week, so they are taking much longer to complete. This isn't too bad, though, as I have time to ponder what I'm doing and where I am going with each piece...between homework and classes!

I call this piece, "Breakfast Nook". I used a photo reference that I took last year while plein-aire painting at a garden in Vero Beach, Florida, with my friend Barbara. The home was just as lovely as the gardens and I shot several reference pictures while going into the old home for lunch. This was the entry way to the house off of the front porch. I loved how clean and simple the room was and how the light from the gardens outside gently fell on the table.

The layering technique that I employ is most easily seen in the background and on the lazy susan on the table.

Let me know what you think. I really do enjoy hearing from all of you!
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