Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Alpaca Socks

Winter is not my favorite season, so every year I need something to get me through the cold months.  Last year it was my electric blanket, and this year my favorite comfort is my warm and cozy Alpaca socks purchased from North Light Fibers on Block Island.  The mill is in the middle of Abrams Farm which among other animals is the home to eight beautiful alpacas.  We visit the farm often when on the island, and I’ve photographed several of these adorable animals.  For Christmas I purchased alpaca socks for my family and I like to think they came from this sheared alpaca.  This 5x7 oil painting on Gessobord is available in my Esty Shop.  

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Oranges and Cruet on Cloth

This 6X6 oil on Gessobord is my first painting in my new class.   Working for two sessions on one painting is usually not my style, but I'm happy with the results.  I had wanted to paint something on cloth for the Daily Paintworks Challenge.  I'm fortunate that I have a special interest that gives me such a high. This oil painting on Gessobord is available in my Esty Shop.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

View from Amy Dodge Lane, BI

This plein aire 5X7 oil on Art Board panel was painted a few years ago.   I had framed it and never photographed it until today.  It was painted from the deck of our vacation rental on Block Island.  How could you ever become tired of this view?

Been very busy and excited with new projects including learning Photoshop CS6 and a new oil painting art class.  Love the challenge of learning new things.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Moo II

This is my second and larger (11X14) oil painting of Moo.   My son wanted my original 5x7, but I wanted to keep it for a grouping in my kitchen.  I actually painting Moo for this grouping.  So I painted him a larger version of the original.  

Wellfleet Oysters, Moo, and Beef it's Whats for Dinner

It's very interesting painting something for the second time because the freedom for happy accidents is very controlled.  When I first showed my son the painting, he thought the eyes were too sad.  So I let the painting dry for a few days then went back in and played with the eyes to give her a happier demeanor.

I hope Jackie is happy with Moo II.