Hummingbirds in Flight

I finished my goal for the month…I have 30 completed paintings…and one on the easel waiting to be finished. It feels good to reach it, after working hard this month! I decided to muster up the confidence to try a painting I’ve been wanting to do all summer long…ever since we put our hummingbird feeders…

More Summer Flowers

I started this series of flowers earlier this year…inspired by Matisse and his love of color. I keep revisiting this style, because they are so much fun to work on. Five Flowers – 5 x 7 inch acrylic painting on stretched canvas (sides are painted too!) I don’t often paint on these chunky canvases, but sometimes…

Aurelia – New Portrait Painting

Sometimes a painting comes together so very quickly…and other times, it is layer upon layer upon layer, until I am satisfied with it. THIS painting, took a little work. I actually started on it earlier this month, and it has gone through quite a few transformations before she became the exotic portrait that she is.…

The Stones of September

I have to say, that painting rocks is a first for me. I have always admired painters who could paint them, but I have never tried….until today. Daily Paintworks’ challenge for the week is…yes, painting rocks. So, I made myself try it. For the challenge, we could use either a photo reference of our own,…

The Golden Fields of Sweden

This is the last of the three small landscapes paintings of Sweden. I enjoyed painting these so much, I may try one or two more by the end of the month. I still have 8 completed paintings to make, before I reach my 30 in 30 goal for September.  The Golden Fields of Sweden –…

The Boathouse in Sweden

Yes, I am still (virtually) in Sweden. That is the fun part of painting with The Virtual Paintout Blog…I can “armchair travel”, or more specifically, office chair travel. Finding the perfect street view scene is half the fun, because I get to see parts of a country that I may never get to see in real life.…

Painting Sweden

While I am not really on a trip this month, my heart, and even my easel, have been in Sweden…thanks to The Virtual Paintout Blog and Bill Guffey, and the mighty group of international painters that virtually travel the world, looking for Google Maps street views to paint. The Red Farmhouse in Sweden – 6…