Watercolor Cuties & Oil Cuties & another marathon

Whenever I just want to paint something, I grab a bunch of little cuties.  You know, the little mandarin oranges.  Are they called Cuties around the world?  I think I like my oil painting better…but this is watercolor #1.  Or really #2 if you count the little Self Portrait I did in 2003.  I see one littleContinue reading “Watercolor Cuties & Oil Cuties & another marathon”

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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- First Stop

8X8 oil on canvas Over the next week or so I am going to paint pictures of all the places we went over Spring Break. Can you guess where we went first ? On our way to CA to visit family we usually stop and stay the night in Tahoe just to break up the driving.Continue reading “Spring Break- First Stop”

Little Cuties

I painted this still life of mandarin oranges this morning.  I love the loose, fast, carefree feel to this one.  I was going to paint strawberries but we didn’t have any, so I grabbed a bunch of mandarins and set them up in the early morning light.  Their shadows were getting shorter as the sunContinue reading “Little Cuties”

Boise Sky After Thunderstorm

30X48″ oil on canvas You know what they say about the weather in Idaho? Wait 15 minutes, it will change.  I learned quickly that Idahoans like to say that.  I’ve been living in Idaho since 2003 and I’m on board with that saying now.  When there’s thunder and lightning, it pours rain, hails, and randomlyContinue reading “Boise Sky After Thunderstorm”

Boise Foothills WIP

Today I am showing a work in progress that I started yesterday.  I started two new landscapes.   I have the general idea down on canvas, now I need to let this one dry so I can build on the color.  I really love the freeness of painting the foothills and Idaho sky.  I’m lookingContinue reading “Boise Foothills WIP”

Little Sisters Birthday Party

16X24 oil on canvas This cool and handsome dude is my nephew Josh.  He is at the same time the most amazing and goofiest kid I know.  These Millwards over here think you are the best Josh.  A while back I told him that I wanted to paint his portrait and all in one motionContinue reading “Little Sisters Birthday Party”