Saturday, March 31, 2007

Austin Train Bridge Fall

I painted this en plein air in fall, the colors seemed dull to me today and the whole painting a little flat, so today I updated it.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Dots on Dots on Dots on Dots

I'm back to painting over old paintings. This one is a fourth or fifth generation painting.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Thailand from the Sky

I would love to visit Thailand, especially if I could beem there.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Thailand National Park

What started this painting? A delicious Thai meal at a restaurant near our home in Texas. The food is so good, but the art on the wall is a little sad. I thought maybe one day I would have many paintings of Thailand to offer them to spruce up those walls.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Finger Painting with my Daughter: Back to Basics

We bought some Easter egg dying kits today, this somehow led to some messy fun finger painting.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Pink Landscape

This one is in honor of all women. Women are great.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Another Secret Painting

I bet you are really curious. : ) I'll be able to post this one in a week or so.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Green Mesquite BBQ, Saturday Night, Austin, Texas

We ate BBQ out at a spot in down town Austin. We ate on the patio out back while a band played. The food was OK but the atmosphere made the night.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Momma and Baby Girl

This is a new pink flower painted over an older painting of a pink flower.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Eureka Colored Houses Finished

I don't always have that much time to paint, so I've decided to go back in on some paintings that didn't seem quite done. Today's painting is #100 in the blog, which began on December 1, 2006.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Doggy Land USA

We went out to see Elana James play fiddle at Maria's Taco Shack tonight. It was a great show at a place that feels very Texas. They had all these old circus posters on the wall, they inspired this painting.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Purple for Prosperity

This is a purple painting for a friends prosperity zone.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Blue Train

I'm enjoying these studies in one color. I'm starting to understand the artist who painted using only white paint and what he was up to. This was a painting of the Austin train bridge. I like how the colors from the old painting show through a little.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Lemon Yummness

I'm usually a chocolate girl, but a friend's trip to a Lemon Festival in the South of France inspired this craving.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Secret Painting

I painted for many hours today, but it was for a collaborative art project that will end in 8 or so weeks. I'll be able to post it at the end. It was very fun. Happy St. Patty's Day.

Friday, March 16, 2007

The Brightly Colored Path, Venice, Italy

I'm really into brightly colored buildings, especially if they are near water.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Hide and Seek in the Mustard Grass

Well, I'm back in business as they say, able to upload paintings again. Thanks everyone for your patience. It was a sad event that took us away, but California sure is beautiful in March.

March 14, 2007

Eureka colored houses in paint.

March 13, 2007

Ode to Monet.

March 12, 2007

Summerland, California. For M.J.

March 11, 2007

Painting not available for posting.

March 10, 2007

Little red house on the water in Eureka, California.

March 9, 2007

Colored houses in Eureka, California.

March 8, 2007

Fog covered California mountains in the a.m.

March 7, 2007

Cow Hill, Palo Alto, California.

March 6, 2007

View from the plane into Denver.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Trouble Shooting

I'm back with with many drawings and paintings to post, including today's and yesterday's. Sadly, blogger is experiencing technical difficulties and I'm unable to upload images. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Family Emergency

Hi Everyone, A family emergency has come up. I'll be back to post on Sunday.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Reflections of Italy

My husband and I took my grandparents to Italy in June 2003. It was their and my first time. My Papa's parents left Roccamonfina, Italy, when they were 19 years old, to start a new life in the States. They were never able to return and my Pop was laying eyes on it for the first time a few days before his 79th birthday. I painted everyday when I was there, and I'm sure I would never run out of things to paint if I moved there for the rest of my days.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

The Eclipse: A Camper's Perspective

When I first began painting after college, I would paint from the images in my mind. I would stare at a person or place and then go home and try to recreate them with paint from memory. One of my first victims was my now husband. Well, I've been trying that process a little again thanks to this blog. This image is of last night's campfire (we went camping) during the lunar eclipse. It was a cold bugger of a night, and I stayed awake for most of it, making sure my daughter was warm enough, and breathing. A bunch of Texas musicians made it less lonely playing music till the wee hours. Nothing looks as good as a fire when you're cold and it's dark and you're in the middle of nowhere.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Yellow , Orange, and Red

Otherwise known as "Ode to Ketchup and Mustard."

Red to Blue

I'm playing around with contrast and color, while painting over paintings I hate.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Yellow and Blue Make Green

I really enjoy placing big globs of paint on a canvas, especially a canvas that isn't white.

Orange Who?

Knock, Knock, who's there? Orange.