"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Goethe

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Settled In

We've made our final military move to Ft. Bragg, NC, and we are very glad to be here.  It is close to home (Charleston, SC), so we have been busy scooting down there looking for houses or lots or somewhere we can live when my husband retires.  One of the best things I've done since moving here is attend a workshop by Debora Stewart.  She is a phenomenal abstract artist.  Since then, I have been keeping and abstract art journal.  I felt like I needed a starting idea or inspiration for this small, daily work, so I decided I would look for something in my daily scripture reading that impressed me.  Here's my painting from yesterday,
". . .God has provided a means that man, through faith, might work mighty miracles." Mosiah 8:18

Here are a few more from my journal.








Thursday, March 3, 2016

Shoshone Falls

I had a great time painting Shoshone Falls for my friend, Lori.  She and I met as freshman roomates at BYU a loooooong time ago. I loved learning how to do the water.  I worked from photographs for this painting, but I hope someday I can see this in person.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Peeled Orange

I decided to participate in the paint and draw together challenge this month. I could have worked on that orange flesh forever, but I decided I had to just stop.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Czech Castle

This is a castle in the Czech Republic that we skipped over to for lunch one December day when we were living in Vilseck, Germany.  I painted it to participate in the snow challenge on Daily Paintworks.  It was a fun day. Here are some photos of what it looks like on the inside.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas


My nephew got married in the Salt Lake Temple this month, and so I decided to paint him a picture of the temple with the Christmas lights.  When I started it I was not sure I would be able to pull it off, but I really like it.  I've enjoyed looking at it this month an feel like it does pay tribute to the Savior as the light of the world.  I'm a bit humbled by that.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Marsh--again



I just love the marsh, so I painted it again.  This time the colors are a little more subtle and, I think, a little more natural.

A painting a day has been eclipsed by holiday preparations.  Merry Christmas!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Glass


I've seen several paintings online that use glass in a still life and have been been interested in trying my hand at it.  It looked hard, and it was a little tricky, but I think I'll try it again.  I'd like to master it.