Tuesday, December 22, 2015
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
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
I did this painting for a friend of mine who was married in the Frankfurt Temple. It's a surprise, but I'm pretty sure it will remain a surprise even though I've posted it on my blog. It was a challenge to make the greens interesting since, with the roof, there is so much green in this painting.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
I really enjoyed shaping these tomatoes with brushstrokes of color. It seemed like less work than it did to paint some tomatoes from my garden from a photo that I took a month a go. That surprised me. I thought a photo would always be easier. (The basket is a sweetgrass basket from Charleston, SC)
Thursday, October 22, 2015
I was so excited to see that there are peppers still growing in my garden! Soon after I started painting this it seemed that it was not going to work out at all. I just threw caution to the wind and put down bold strokes. Voila! It looks a little Van Gogh-ish, and I like it.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
I'm just going to post some of the paintings I have done in the last YEAR AND A HALF since I've posted anything.
Just in the last couple of months I have become interested in the daily painting movement. These next paintings are small (5x5 or 6x6) and were mostly done in one sitting--around and hour or two.