Sunday, February 13, 2011

#118 "Twins", oil, 14" x 11"


So I did get the companion to Mystery Dress finished this weekend. I invited 4 painter friends to join me in Langley and Studio 106 for the weekend. We came and went at different times, painted watercolors and oils and sketched. We ate fabulous food, drank good wine and talked art and other important things to our lives. During all of that I finished this piece, did a number of sketches (look at www.whidbeyislandsketchers.blogspot.com to see those and other wonderful sketches by Whidbey artists), and worked on a Langley scene I hope to finish before I leave for Mexico. My challenge in this piece was to make it as evocative as the Mystery Dress painting. The Ray for the Day is "Twins". SOLD

Thursday, February 10, 2011

#117 "Tall Tulips", oil, 6"x24"


Paintings seem to be taking longer to finish these days. I seem to be working on several at a time. Something new for me. It helps to know I have something started to go back to. I think about them all the time. I am also sketching again, and posting on the www.whidbeyislandsketchers.blogspot.com as well as this one. Open Hearted, the February Langly Art Walk at Studio 106 was hugely successful! Many lovely people came for art, chocolate, red roses, red wine, and schmoozing. I was high for days from it. Every Spring I get a hankering to paint tulips, so here is my first of what I think will be several long, tall flower paintings. I really can't help myself. I also have a companion to Mystery Dress in the works and another scene in Langley. I'm also leaving for Mexico for three weeks, so it may be awhile before you see those. I'll be posting sketches though on the sketchers blog. The Ray for the Day is "Tall Tulips".