Saturday, January 31, 2015

30 Day Painting Challenge Finished

It is DONE!  The second 30 Day Painting Challenge and I have completed it!  I am very proud of what I have done this time around and the experience and challenge of painting every day is eye opening. It also hones my skills to no end.  Several of these beauties have sold and others wait for a new home!  Please ask me!  

30 Day Painting Challenge
January 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Day 30 of the 30 Day Painting Challenge

 Day 30
Final day!

"Peek-A-Boo, I See You"
11x14 oil on gesso canvas board
$ 175


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Day 29 of 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 29

"Ram"
8x10 on senso linen canvas
$ 140

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Day 28 of 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 28

"Pelican on Spring Creek"
8x10 oil on canvas
$ 140
(Photo painted from courtesy of Paula Blakeley)



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Day 27 of 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 27

"Dinnertime"
5x7 oil on canvas panel
$ 50

Monday, January 26, 2015

Day 26 of Thirty Day Painting Challenge

Day 26

"Easter Bunny"
5x7 oil on canvas
$ 50 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Day 25 of the 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 25

"Tomatoes and Eggs in Basket"
11x14 oil on linen panel
$ 150

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Day 24 of 30 Day Challenge

 Day 24

Apples, Vinegar Jar and Eggs
8x10 oil senso canvas
$ 125

Friday, January 23, 2015

Day 23 of 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 23

Yes I was a bit ambitious here for a one day thing...

"Sand Beach II"
18x24 oil on canvas
$ 400

This was again one of our trips to New England for the fall tour and since today is our 39th Wedding Anniversary it is dedicated to Robert!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Day 22 of 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 22

"Susie"
8x10 oil on canvas
NFS

My Daddy's sweet rescue cat.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Day 21 of 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 21

"Carla"
(Self Portrait)
9x12 oil on canvas


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Day 20 of 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 20
"Great-granddaddy's Garden"
9x12 oil on senso canvas
$ 150

Monday, January 19, 2015

Day 19 of 30 Day Challenge

Day 19

"Gathering Apples"
5x7 oil on canvas panel
$ 50
SOLD

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Day 18 - 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 18
"Hummingbird"
5x7 oil on canvas panel
$ 75

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Day 17 - 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 17

"Purple Finch"
5x7 oil on canvas
$ 50

(Thank you Angie Hefley)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Day 16 - 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 16

"Downtown View"
8x10 oil on canvas 
$ 100

My view from my new studio space...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Day 15 - 30 Day Painting Challenge

 Day 15
SOLD

"Winter Goldfinch"
5x7 oil on canvas panel
$ 50 

(photo that I painted from courtesy of Angie Hefley...Thank You!)


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Day 14 - 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 14

"Chick-Chick"
11x14 oil on senso linen canvas
$ 150

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Day 13 - 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 13

"Daffodil"
5x7 oil on canvas panel
$ 50

Monday, January 12, 2015

Day 12 of 30 Painting Challenge

Day 12
SOLD

"Red"
8x10 oil on canvas
$ 100

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Day 11 of 30 Day Painting Challenge

Yes, I have done a weird subject but I was working on a painting doing eyes and got kind of frustrated and decided to work on an eye.  

Day 11
"I See You!"
5x7 oil on canvas panel
$ 40

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Day 10 of the 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 10 of the 30 Day Painting Challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta at Slices of Life.  Again there are several hundred artists participating in this challenge.  It is quite amazing the talent.  

This sweet face was found this summer as we visited one of Robert's classmates at his ranch for their high school class picnic/reunion.  I walked over to the pen and found this girl sunning herself in the dirt.  

Day 10

"Playing in the Dirt"
8x10 oil on senso linen canvas
$ 125

Friday, January 9, 2015

Day 9 of the 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 9

"Zig and Frida"
8x10 oil on senso linen canvas
NFS

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Day 8 of the 30 Day Painting Challenge


Day 8

"Echinacea"
5x7 oil on canvas panel
$ 75

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Day 7 of the 30 Day Challenge


Day 7 of the 30th Day Challenge

"Hubie"
11x14 oil on senso linen canvas
I have to confess that this was done yesterday in a workshop.  It was my first time there and only the second time since I was 14 that I painted from a live model.  This sweet guy is Hubie and is known in my art group Alpha Rho Tau quite well.  He is a gem of a guy and will turn 89 this month.  He still Free Wheel's every year and is an amazing artist.  When I walked in the room yesterday and found out he would be our model I was thrilled.  He has an awesome German accent that I love to hear.  

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Day 6 of 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 6

"Field of Yellow"
11x14 oil on canvas
$ 125

Monday, January 5, 2015

Day 5 of 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 5
"Swift River"
(New England Fall Tour)
11x14 oil on senso linen canvas
$150

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Day 4 of 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 4

"Turtle Dove"
8x10 oil on cotton panel
$100

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Day 3 of 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 3
SOLD
"Scarlet Tanager"
8x10 oil on senso canvas
$ 100

Friday, January 2, 2015

Day 2 - 30 Day Painting Challenge

Day 2 of the 30 Day Painting Challenge is of this sweet bluebird.  A friend has taken tons, TONS of wonderful wildlife photos and put them in a calendar and given me permission to paint what I want.  So this is a HUGE thank you to Paula.  

Day 2 -
"Bluebird"
8x10 oil on senso linen panel
$100

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Day 1 - 30 Day Painting Challenge

Today is Day 1 of the new 30 Day Painting Challenge hosted by Leslie at Slices of Life by Leslie Saeta.  I'm excited to again challenge myself to this lofty goal.  

Day 1 is of our sweet Clayton.  I've tried to paint him many times but just have had an issue with getting right.  I guess I needed some other doggie faces under my belt first.  I am thrilled with what appeared on my canvas.

"Clayton"
8x10 oil on Senso linen canvas
(defnitely NOT FOR SALE!)