Wednesday, November 20, 2013

"Eddie the Newfie" 8x10 oil on panel

"Eddie the Newfie"

This was a fun painting to do. First of all, who doesn't love a big fluffy puppy?
Secondly, I painted it at a surprise for an old friend.
I hadn't seen this friend of a friend for about 10 yrs. My good
friend Dodie, shared Eddies picture with me. When I saw This
darling Newfoundland puppy, I had to paint him.
When he was done, I mailed him to the owner, with a
note saying "Surprise!"
I told her Dodie had shared his picture and I wanted to do this
as a little gift. It wasn't a difficult picture to do, and I think she
got a big surprise out of it.
Feel free to let me know what you think of Eddie, or any of 
my paintings. I would really appreciate feedback!

I have more art available at my other daily painter blog...
I have paintings there along with Debra Sisson, check it out!!

"Late Summer" 9x12 oil on canvas

Late Summer

I haven't posted in about a month, time to get with the program!
This painting I titled, Late Summer, however I painted it plein air in 
early October. It was a very hot day, like summer, and it just
didn't feel like fall to me, so thus the title!
It was very bright out and the sun danced off the top of the trees and bushes.
I took some artistic liberty and added a beautiful deep coral in place of some of the reds
that were evident that day. I love the play of reflections in the water.
There was a very dark area of trees and bushes to the left of where I was 
painting that day. I hope you enjoy this painting!

Feel free to check out some of my work at another blog with a fellow Arkansas
artist, Debra Sisson