The Walk Home

The Walk Home – 6 x 6 inch acrylic on Ampersand gessobord   (SOLD, thank you!) I was having too much fun with Google Maps, in the Primorsky Krai region of Russia (thanks to the Virtual Paintout Blog) and I found an image of a man walking down the road. I added my own elements to…

The Clothesline

The Clothesline – 6 x 6 inch acrylic on Ampersand gessobord   This is the last of the four in the “cottages and fences” series. All four, inspired by Google Maps images of Russia, thanks to the Virtual Paintout blog. I thoroughly enjoyed these little paintings, and I can see myself growing with each painting…

Our Corner of the World

Our Corner of the World – 6 x 6 inch acrylic on Ampersand gessobord   Yes, this is part of the cottages and fences series started earlier in the week, from the Virtual Paintout blog challenge. I am loving these little “slice of life” scenes, imagining who lives in the little cottage with the aqua blue…

The Cottage

The Cottage – 6 x 6 inch acrylic painting on Ampersand gessobord  (SOLD, thank you!) This is the second painting in the Google Maps series, featuring cottages and fences. It is for the Virtual Paintout blog, where artists around the world paint scenes each month, from a designated Google Maps location. This month’s location…the southern…

Where The Heart Is

Where The Heart Is Preobrazheniye, Primorsky Krai, Russia 6 x 6 inch acrylic on Ampersand gessobord   I am back to painting landscapes again. This time, it is for the Virtual Paintout Blog. If you haven’t seen this blog for painters all over the world, I suggest you meander over and take a look. Bill…

Summer Flowers Series

“For my part I have never avoided the influence of others.” ~ Henri Matisse * * * It all started with six 5 x 7 inch substrates…some previously painted canvas panels, and some brand new Ampersand gessobord panels. I taped each of them up to my easel board, and went to work… A fine start,…

Mountain Meadows and Streams

Daily Paintworks has a weekly painting challenge…and this week, we were to paint mountains! This is not something I usually do, so I thought the challenge would be good for me. Earlier this year, I was learning about the art of Cezanne. His mountain paintings, specifically, the Mont Sainte-Victoire paintings… I adore them!!! One mountain…many…