Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Keeping Busy and Loving the Clouds

It has been a while since I have posted, but not for lack of activity on my part. I've been busy this past year with lots of experiments in my art, lots of travel for inspiration, and lots and lots of painting.  I've been doing a lot of quick updates using Instagram since it is quicker than a blog update.  If you would like to follow me on Instragram, you will see my works in progress and some of my experimental art.  Here is where you can follow me: https://www.instagram.com/smallimpressions/

I've also taken on quite an obsession with painting clouds recently. If you visit my Facebook Art Page here, you can view a video of some of them. 

Here is one of my favorites which I listed today in my Etsy Shop:

Prairie Cloud
14x14 Oil on Canvas

Sunday, January 27, 2019

It's All About the Trees

Oil on Canvas
8x10 inches each

Trees have my attention these days. Color, light, and texture all help to convey the quirky personalities of each.  They have funny twisting shapes, branches that sprout haphazardly from their trunks, and a vast depth of color and texture. 

River Park Tree
Oil on Canvas

The hardest part about painting in the winter season of the Northwest is that it takes forever for oil paint to dry. The moisture in the atmosphere prolongs the process and then I run out of places to store the paintings while they dry.