Friday, January 23, 2015

#23 Sally in the Barn

Sally in the Barn.

Simple theme, simple shapes, simple brush strokes...
I really enjoyed this one.

oil on canvas board

All paintings of Sally and this 30 day / 30 painting challenge
may be purchased in my Etsy shop

Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

#22 Little Scamp...

Though this is not Sally...
I do have a case of vintage trailer consciousness!

I have my eye open for vintage trailers
and can pick them out of a crowd without even trying!

This is a vintage Scamp Fiberglass trailer, 
parked right next to us while camping up in the Sequoias this last fall.
I was sitting out one morning, drinking delicious camp coffee 
and sketching this little cutie.

I wasn't feeling much like painting yesterday
( or rather coming up with a new trailer idea to paint )
and came across the sketch.

So I just started adding layers of oil over the sketch...
before you knew it I was having fun painting!

The first painting above is what I did yesterday morning...
by afternoon I decided to add in a few Sequoias.

This little trailer makes me happy...
it was a good painting day.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

On Down the Road...

I think I like this better without Sally in it...
though trying to stick with the theme.

Here is day #20 painting #20...
only 10 left to go!

oil on stretched canvas

Available in my Etsy shop


Monday, January 19, 2015

#19 & 20 Monday and Tuesday Paintings

Since I'll be winding up my project in LA the beginning of this week...
I jumped ahead and did paintings 19 & 20 today.

Monday Painting #19
8x6 oil on canvas board

Tuesday Painting #20
oil on canvas board

Only 10 more to go!

All paintings can be seen and purchased in my Etsy shop online at...


Sunday, January 18, 2015

# 18...a little weird!

Just a little weird!

I wanted to try one of the burlap canvases I had on hand...
they looked way cool and I wanted to experiment.

This was more about the painting surface than the subject or style.

While I love thick juicy paint strokes...this wasn't that much fun.

Or maybe it was just the first time uncomfortableness...

I think I'll try these burlap canvases again...
just for the challenge of it.

Sally on Burlap
can be purchased in my Etsy shop


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Day 17...something a little bigger

Stepping up in size...
a little more than my usual
4x4's, 6x6's and 5x7's.

This is an 8x10
"Sally In The Driveway"

Not our driveway...just the driveway of a house I painted in Olievenhein.

This and all of my paintings can be seen and purchased 
in my Etsy shop


Friday, January 16, 2015

Painting #16...

Sally Under the Sun...
simple, colorful, bold brush strokes...
just the way I like it!

oil on canvas
purchase in my Etsy shop


Thursday, January 15, 2015

#15...A Little Abstract.

I had fun with #15...
I love painting strong blocks of color,
with limited brushstrokes, one stroke per observation.

I enjoyed painting this little daily painting.
oil on canvas
purchase in my Etsy shop

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Here's Painting #14

I love working with these small canvas's...
only 4"x 4"...
I can hold it in my hand and paint....
love that!

This little trailer is a take off from one of Sally's neighbors,
Jet is the one who really got me excited about buying Sally.

"Sally's Friend"
can be purchased in my Etsy shop.


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