Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Yellow Kayak on Rocky Shore" 6x6 oil on panel

A fun little painting today (no people), so I couldn't wait to post it. Although, the photo dulls it down a lot and I may need to re-shoot it. I took the picture when we were sailing one day.

Monday, June 28, 2010

"Central Park Fiddler" 6x6 oil on panel

Still struggling to keep bright, clean colors, but having fun with NY musicians.

"Bass Player" (update) 6x6 oil on panel

A few changes and more street musicians to come.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

"Street Musicians - Stand-up Bass" 6x6 oil on panel

I've started a series of daily paintings of street musicians in NY. I think this was an early photo of the Bass Player so I may post it again with final changes/enhancements.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

"At The Beach" (series) 6x6 oil on panel

These are 3 little daily paintings that I did on returning from Karin Jurick's workshop in NY. The reference photos were taken one day at Jones Beach. I call the paintings "Chasing Seagulls", "Hats & Sweatshirts" and "Going Home Alone". I'm still learning this blog-thing. Haven't figured out how to put titles under the images. . . It's all a learning process.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"Kendall & Jackson" 18x24 acrylic on paper

Another tribute to Karin Jurick, I've always loved her paintings of people in museums. This is my niece, Kendall who fell in love with Jackson Pollock at MOMA. It is a larger piece and done in acrylic on paper which is a real departure for me, something I was experimenting with at the time. But I think it's fun.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"How Now Brown Cow" and "At The Beach" 6x8 oil on panel

These are two more images inspired by Karin Jurick and her "Different Strokes for Different Folks" blog. I painted them but was technologically challenged and unable to post at the time, so today I celebrate how far I've come! Still learning every day, both the technology and the art. But I'll spend a few posts catching up, and then soon will begin to post newly painted pieces.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

"With the Guys" 6x6 oil on panel

This is the first post on my blog. It is appropriate that I start my blog with this little daily painting since I painted it in Karin Jurick's Workshop. Karin is an inspiration! I hope this blog will be a record of my journey as an artist. My goal is to post about 3 times a week with new paintings. More often when I am in "daily painting" mode like in the summer when I am not in art class. I am learning so much every day: about painting, about publishing the paintings, which includes learning to photograph and edit the photos as well as create a blog on which to post. It is an adventure.