Sunday, July 26, 2009
This truck has been parked outside the Mercantile store in Arroyo Seco, NM. Everytime I have visited, I have tried to get a better photograph. I've painted it several times. This particular view, I've painted once before, in a smaller version. When it sold, my husband was disappointed, so I painted it for him, a little larger...(8 x 8) and I think a little better.
I'm traveling to New Mexico next week and I hope to see the pickup truck again. I have heard they moved it to the other side of the store, making it difficult to get a good shot of it. I hope it has been moved back to a proper photo location.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
This is a painting I painted for the Different Strokes from Different Folks challenge. I thought I would pass when I first saw the photo that Karin Jurick posted. It was a boring image of a figure. I just didn't find it interesting at all. Then I realized that that made it even more of a challenge and an exercise that I should make myself do. I'm glad I did it. Finding the recipe for the black flesh was an exercise of its own. I think I did a pretty good job. I've included a copy of the photo.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I'm not sure which I am more fascinated, magpies or crows. Living in Texas, I do see crows, but not magpies. Luckily, my last trip to Taos, I managed to take a LOT of pictures of magpies. They seem to be very happy to have their pictures taken. Slowly, I am working on painting each magpie that allowed me to take their picture. 6x6 Oil on Ray Mar canvas panel.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009
This is my first contribution to the Different Stroke from Differenet Folks. It is a fun exercise. This "challenge" was a good exercise for me. I've never painted water before.... and although I love having people in my paintings... painting them small is a huge challenge.