I enjoyed a lovely morning at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center painting that view. I have painted it several times but it’s always a thrill to be there painting outdoors.
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Posted in daily painter, dogs, Farm Animals, tagged art lessons, chicks, daily painter, dogs, farm animals, fruit, hen, Rescue dogs, Shenandoah Valley Artist, still life, Virginia Artist on March 7, 2015| 4 Comments »
I get questions all the time about “daily painting”. The most often asked is “Do you paint every day?” And the answer is “almost”. When I first joined the daily painting movement I did paint every day. And I completed a different small painting everyday….for a long time. I did this for about 4 years. Then I started working on larger paintings and while I painted every day I didn’t complete one each day.
But then I started offering other types of classes besides painting so it required me to create in other formats (like crocheting, multi-media, etc.) to prepare for classes so now my answer is that I create something everyday. It may not always be a painting like it was in the beginning but I do something creative each and every day.
Right now I have a couple of paintings that I am working on that still need a little work to be finished. Here are a couple. You will hopefully see the finished paintings soon.
This photo was recently posted on Facebook by a dear friend in Nashville who has this little painting that I did when I first started painting. I’m not sure if there is a date on it but I would guess it was in the early 1990’s. I am delighted that Jean is still enjoying this little piece of art. Thanks for sharing it with me Jean. It made my day to see it.
Yesterday Lynne and her very funny hubby, Michael, came by The Studio to pick up their Rooster-a commissioned piece she asked me to do. (You might remember that Lynne is my friend who went to the Pioneers and Primitives Retreat at Sassafras Farm with me last September. You can read more about that here. Lynne is the first one on the left on the second row from the bottom in the photo.)
She purchased this large cut-out of a rooster and wanted it painted. It was a little bit of a challenge as it had the grooves cut in it but in the end that made it really interesting.
I started by painting it with a coat of Gesso. Then it was a matter of laying in a variety of colors to make him have some depth. In the end, it turned out great. I liked it and I think Lynne and Michael were happy with the result.
“Violets by the Window” is a painting that I have been working on for several weeks with the group I teach at The Village at Orchard Ridge. The ladies there are very good painters and they enjoy a challenge. This painting is an acrylic on canvas panel measuring 9″x12″.
I did this little sketch of Walker, my niece Lex’s old Chocolate Lab that died this past year. He was a wonderful old boy and she grew up with him.
I want to do a little portrait of him and will hopefully get that done soon for her. He was wonderful.