Sunday, November 21, 2010

Rhythm for Painting

Remember that still life I mentioned last week? This is it. I added a few more touches and now I'm working on another. Having been away from painting for a while, it sure feels good to be restoring a rhythm for painting again.

You can see more of my artwork at ArtFire and if you're shopping on "Cyber Monday," November 29 (or 28 0r 30), I'm offering free shipping that day with coupon code "cybermonday." In any event, I hope you'll stop by to visit and browse my ArtFire Studio for no other reason that to enjoy a little artwork.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Share Beauty in Art

I'm a member of the ArtFire "A Passion for Painting Guild," a diverse gathering of talented folks who love art and do, in fact, share a passion for painting. Today I curated an ArtFire Collection of fine art, all created by my passionate Guild members. Here it is:

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Find Unfishinished Paintings

I found this old still life in my studio ... judging by the jonquils, it must have been springtime when I started it. I never finished it, so it's now an eternal "work in progress." I look at it now and feel pleased with the start that I had made, and realize that such unfinished finds can be inspiring.

Inspiring because I've started a new still life. I've been working on it a little in the early mornings before heading off to work, and often again in the afternoon when I return home. It feels good to have a painting in progress ... whether I ever finish it or not. After all, it's all about the journey and not the destination, right?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Honor the First Flurry

This morning I woke up to the first snow of the season. It was a real flurry, with the winds blowing the flakes here and there and everywhere. Even though it turned into sleet and freezing rain as the morning progressed, it seemed only fitting to honor this "first" day with an image of first-snows-past, a little ACEO reproduction of "Parker Hill Farm."

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Get out and Paint

I made myself a new paint box and rigged an easel - so that both will accommodate sitting. You see, I've always stood at my French easel to paint, but I'm not as young as I used to be and sitting is a welcome option.

The weather is chilling, but I'll get out there in the open air to paint a bit more, I think, with this new set of sitting tools.