Sunday, October 10, 2021

Fitz

 

A little name painting for a sweet great-nephew who will be arriving soon.  

I have a good time trying to figure out how to mix a name with a nursery theme. Click HERE to see a few more.

Original Oil Painting on 6"x 12" Wrapped Canvas
[GIFT]

Friday, October 1, 2021

Beside Still Waters II

 

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
                                                                           Psalm 23: 1-3 

This image must speak to my soul.  I find it soothing and like having it on my wall.  Whenever it sells, it makes me happy/sad to see it go to a new home. Then after a while I paint it again and put it back on my own wall for a while.
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My painting partner Julie and I are preparing to teach a landscape class for seniors this next week.  I can't think of a better landscape image to use.

My weekly art challenge was "Quiet" this time.  "Quiet" can be a (lack of) sound or a feeling.  This landscape captures both the sound and feeling for me.


Thanks to Robert Woods for making how-to-paint books over 30 years ago that are still great references today.


Oil Painting on 9"x 12" Wrapped Canvas
[This painting will be for sale after the beginning landscape class for seniors takes place in October.)

Beside Still Waters (Mini)


Yes, I know it looks familiar, but who doesn't make time for a rerun of something you enjoy! I do love this scene from one of Robert Woods old how-to-paint books.  I painted it about 10 years ago... again about 5 years ago... again about 1 year ago... and again a few months ago... and now this little mini version.

For one thing, I love it.  It's just got all the things I love about home... Rolling mountains, pastures, woods, fall colors, a creek, a fence that hints that there must be cows or some other farm animals back there behind those trees...

A second reason to paint it is that my painting partner, Julie of JujuBeePaints, and I will be using it as we teach a group of senior citizens in a beginning oil painting landscape class in a few weeks. I needed to practice painting it before doing it in front of students.

Finally, I did this tiny version for my art exchange group.  There are about a dozen artists from 3-4 different countries and 8-9 different states who take part in the group.  Every quarter we're given a theme then paired up to exchange a postcard-sized piece of art and letter. The theme this month was "Home or Showcasing Where You Live." This scene looks very much like Northwest Arkansas to me, so I thought it would be perfect to send to my paired partner, Darlene in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Oil painting on 5"x 7" Canvas Board
[GIFT - ART EXCHANGE]

October 2021 Inspiration Images

Only three opportunities left to join us in creating art together!
Maybe one of these images will inspire you your art.

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We look forward to seeing your art!