Thursday, October 31, 2013

LCKC Tower

LCKC Tower
Oil  8x10
This is the viewing/judging tower at the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club in Gainesville, Georgia--the site of the 1996 Olympic Canoe and Kayak venue.  We were fortunate enough to host the world right here in our little corner of the world.  From that event, many other competitions are held here each year.  As an added bonus, our children and adults are involved in many water sports and have won regional and national competitions.  Our grandson received both gold and silver in national competition in flat water kayaking this summer.  All of our grandchildren have participated in kayaking.  It's also a fun sport to watch.  With all that being said, it is only natural that I would paint the local landmark above.  As an added bonus, I loved the reflections cast in the water. 
Have a great week and thank you for each and every visit to my blog.  Don't each too much candy!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sunset Canoe

Sunset Canoe
Oil   5x7
As you know, I love painting boats and I'm really liking this little canoe in the sunset.  We've had some really beautiful sunsets and they make such wonderful colors and reflections in the lake. 
Have a great Monday and week!  Thank you for your visit!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Cherries in Silver Gravy Boat

Cherries in Silver Gravy Boat
Pastel   5x7
I thought I would throw in a pastel painting today. For those of you who are not familiar, pastels are sticks of pigment that are held together with a binder.  They are similar to chalk but almost pure pigment.  They have a velvet like texture and are a lot of fun to use.  It's is totally different from painting in oils, but variety feeds the inspirational spirit.
You can see from the edges that I painted this on tinted paper and let bits of the paper show through around the painting.  Cherries are always a fun subject matter and, of course, the silver reflections kept me engaged.  Had a great time painting this one.  Hope you enjoy.
Have a wonderful week! 

Friday, October 4, 2013


Oil  8x8
#7 in Rooster Series
I do enjoy painting roosters.  Most are so colorful with great profiles.  This ones seems to be so proud and knows he's the handsomest one in the barnyard.  I think I would never tire of painting roosters and have a few ceramics ones in my kitchen and dining area--one that is about 3 feet tall--my favorite.  There were lots of double takes as we were carrying that one through the mall.  I knew I was going to take him home even if I had to buy a little red wagon to cart him out the door.  He was heavy!
Have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Collage of 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

Collage 30 Day Challenge
If you are counting, there are only 25 paintings in this collage.  The reason--this is my first attempt at creating a collage and I took the coward's way out and chose the preset layout.  I thought that was going to be the easy part, but turns out that saving it to my computer (which should have only been a click away) took forever.  I saved it over and over but then it didn't show up in my files until I had almost given up.  Now I have at least 8 of them.  After a little foot stomping and hair pulling . . . anyway, all's well that ends well--so they say.  Oh yes, and they are not in order.  I let PicMonkey fill in the squares and the little monkey put them in randomly instead of the way I had loaded them. 
In spite of my minor problems, I'm very pleased with the collage and hope you enjoy it too.  Have a wonderful evening!
Orange Tiger Lily

Orange Tiger Lily
Oil  6x6
I fooled you!  Another flower painting.  Had this one on the drawing board and I'm sure, more will crop up from time to time.  I promise I will eventually post something different--don't give up.
Have a great Tuesday!