30 Paintings Day 24
30 Paintings Day 20
I took this photo a few years ago on the way back from Yosemite. It's a place our family would go when I was a kid. It was a tiny Colombian restaurant in the foothills near Cathay's Valley and they had the most wonderful steaks. But the best part was watching them serve coffee to my parents - from about 4 feet above the table!! Never spilled a drop.
Chibcha's, 6x6, oil on panel.
30 Paintings Day 19
This is from a photo I took last Spring when we were exploring some of the Delta towns. I think it's Isleton. I just loved this funky old building with the red-orange balcony and turquoise trim. Some buildings were falling down or propped up with 2 by 4s, but this one had a nice bright coat of paint on the front.
"Isleton", 6 x 6, oil on panel
30 Paintings Day 18
30 Paintings Day 10
Aren't these just the cutest? So in case you haven't guessed, the theme for my second week of paintings is ballet!
Baby Steps, 8 x 10, oil on canvas panel.
30 paintings Day 9
I love painting ballet shoes. There is something about the satin, the ribbons, that creates such wonderful, subtle color. These need a little more work, but I am posting them anyway so I can get it done!
Slippers, 6 x 6, oil on panel
30 Paintings Day 7
This one was tough! We have this bush that blooms every late summer. It makes these spectacular white trumpet flowers that are so fragrant. I have no idea what the name is, but I think I was able to capture the weird tentacles.
Trumpet Flower, 8 x 10, oil on canvas panel.
30 in 30 Day 5
OK so I missed a day - life happens! I tried to set my timer and do this one in an hour like I have tried with the rest, but nothing doing....took me about 2 1/2. Yay weekend! Lots of painting ahead.
I have to give credit to Carol Marine for this setup. The oranges are positioned almost exactly like a demo she did for our workshop last month. She is truly a genius! Mine did not turn out nearly as good as hers did, however. :)
"Egg and Oranges"
8 x 10, oil on panel
OK so I am already behind in this challenge, offered by Leslie Saeta at http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com/#, but here is my first painting of some of my favorite things - can you guess? I will be posting another by tonight to catch up.
This one is called "Guilty Pleasure" 6 x 6, oil on gessoboard.
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