Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Antique Mug

This is my contribution to a Daily Paintworks Challenge entitled Paint Your Mug. I actually don't drink out of this mug because it is from the late 1700's and it would cause me too much stress, but I have it in a cabinet and can see it any time I want.

I did this from a photo that I took using natural window light. I am going to do another version of it using a studio light and painting from "life", something I became more interested in when I took part in a Peggi Kroll Roberts workshop. (She is an amazing teacher!!)

6x6" Oil on gessoboard


This is a commissioned (Thank you!) portrait of a beautiful spaniel named Martini.

8x10 Oil on canvas panel
Private collection

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ready to Go

Really, it doesn't look like it is going to rush off any time soon! It was a placid, still morning, a great time to walk my dog Jade, and contemplate a nice little rowboat before having morning coffee.

Oil on gessoboard
$75 & shipping



All summer I got to spend time at the dog park that backs onto Lake Ontario, where I walk dogs. I couldn't resist visually drinking in the lake and taking some photos. This is from one I took on my iphone! Love that thing!

There are several yacht and sailing clubs in the area, and they sail past the dog park all the time.

The colors of the lake change with the weather, and the blues seemed infinite.

5x7" Oil on Gessoboard