Dog Portrait-finished

16X20 oil on canvas I finished Mr. Cooper today!  You all have seen him already but I will tell you what I changed today before declaring him finished.  Because at this point, adding more will just be more. Here’s what I did… I added a halo of light on his tail, rump, head and backContinue reading “Dog Portrait-finished”

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The struggle is real

Is there a painter out there that hasn’t struggled through the start of one painting or another?  Or struggled through the middle of it to push through the awkward teenager stage?  Or lost steam towards the finish and petered out?  Have you felt the let down of finishing a painting, even one that turned out betterContinue reading “The struggle is real”

Auction Piece & Marathon Monday!

Done!  Off to be framed today.  I’m so happy with how this little painting came together, it’s simple and sweet, and I hope it will appeal to a parent or two at my daughters school art auction this Saturday.  I’ll let you know how it does! I drove by the peak the other day andContinue reading “Auction Piece & Marathon Monday!”

Northeast Boise Foothills “Almost Spring”

The Boise foothills have my attention right now.  They are changing from the winter wheat color to a beautiful soft green.  Every day they are different.  Many times during the day they have a different feel.  I run out in the hills with my running group.  A few days ago I took my iPhone alongContinue reading “Northeast Boise Foothills “Almost Spring””

Sammy, Eowyn, and Ethan in the Clouds

Yesterday I got the call I’d been waiting for, my paintings were all framed and ready to be picked up!  I was so excited that I made my kids pose with the painting making my daughter late for ballet and my sons after school snack get cold.  They were good sports.  Great kids.  I loveContinue reading “Sammy, Eowyn, and Ethan in the Clouds”

Margaret Parker Brown’s work!

Originally posted on Yuba Gold :
My new set-up which is different not necessarily lighter because I have discovered that my pastel box weighs a hefty 10-12 pounds loaded. My tripod was a little wobbly and I am thinking that I need to buy a tripod that can handle the weight. Those pastels are too expensive…

Spring Break-Day 4

Any guesses where we went next?  I have a few more Spring Break day trips to paint and blog about.  After hanging around Ukiah for a couple of days we decided to take a day trip to San Francisco.  SF is 100 miles south of Ukiah straight down 101.  Growing up I made that trip many times withContinue reading “Spring Break-Day 4”

Spring Break-Grandma’s House

18X24 oil on canvas To Grandmothers house we go.  I have my posts out of order.  We went to my parents place before my sisters, we stayed in Ukiah at my parents house for 5 days and took day trips from there.  Just like my sister who lives in a vineyard, my parents live inContinue reading “Spring Break-Grandma’s House”

Spring Break-Ukiah/Redwood Valley

8X8 oil on canvas Remember that I’m painting about my spring break?  This is stop #2.  After Spending a couple of days in Tahoe at Squaw Valley we went on to Ukiah to visit my family.  I was born and raised in Ukiah (Northern California) and my parents and youngest sister still live there.  UkiahContinue reading “Spring Break-Ukiah/Redwood Valley”