Friday, September 22, 2017

Cabin Flowers from Sketchbook

The day was chilly so time at the dining room table with these sunflowers was the alternative to being out in the sprinkling rain.  We always love our time on Hood Canal.  Lots of great food, time together with family, and the free time to paint at will.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Painting the Henry's Fork

We were fortunate to spend time in June on the Henry's Fork in Island Park.  We camped and fished and painted with our friends the Smiths.  We had another wonderful, memorable time that included great meals, wonderful scenery, and plenty of painting time.  The wildflowers were unbelievable this year!  Fields of Mules Ear stretched to the mountains.  Unbelievable display!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Art & Soul

The Art & Soul contest is in full swing here in Twin Falls.  My piece above is on display at Premier Auto on Pole Line Road.  It is a great venue and I am so thankful for their dedication to art in the Magic Valley. They have 16 pieces in their lobby area!  Stop by to see a good variety of art.

Monday, February 6, 2017

More PicMonkey

Still fooling with PicMonkey.  And you can add titles to the collage!  I also see a possibility for creating cards.  Pretty cool options.  Watch the video if you try it out, it helps!

Here Are All 30 and Done!

I am happy happy to display this finished body of work!  Thirty paintings posted in 30 days; a great thing to do during this extra wintry January.  There will be another round of 30 in 30 in September and again next January, so will be looking at doing this again.

I am trying out a program called PicMonkey and created this collage to display the 30 paintings that I posted during January.  The program has a free one week trial so it was tempting to give a whirl.  I have been on vacation so did not get to post my finished collage to the 30 in 30 site, but oh well.  This challenge was all about meeting my goals and I did.  I posted all 30 days and that feels good!  And by the way, had a great time on vacation!  

Monday, January 30, 2017

Day 30! End of the 30 in 30 Challenge

Day 30 in the Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge!  The morning started with an incredible sunrise so it was only fitting to honor the last day of the Challenge with a painting of the canyon sunrise.  It is a treat each morning here as I sit and read and watch the changing light on the Snake River Canyon!  The Perrine Bridge is in the distance and the canyon walls reflect the morning light.  Different each day!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Day 29 - A Drive By

This winter scene was painted from a photo I took while riding in the truck and thus the resulting name: A Drive By.  With iphone in hand, I often snap pics of scenery for later painting consideration.  Many times the drive by photos turn out to be nothing of consequence, but sometimes they are great.  And there is that handy delete key for the dogs!  These photos give me a quick reference and a sense of the place. I see the shapes and relationships between those shapes which is the key to good composition. Having photos that I can easily crop and manipulate in the iphone editing program is a real bonus to quickly finding a composition to paint.

Day 29 of the 30 in 30 Challenge!  If you go to the Challenge site, check out the painting by Cindy Gillette, number 32.  It knocked my socks off!