Saturday, January 31, 2015

Studio lights out...

Lights out for Sally...
at least the 30 painting in 30 days series.

This was a quick painting I did 
on the morning of day 30, 
painting everyday for the month of January.

As you know if you've been following along...
these are quick little paintings
with my 1946 Teardrop Trailer 
as inspiration.

It was fun, and a great exercise & warm up to start the day.
Thanks for peeking in each day and seeing what I painted,
along with 1400 or more artists from around the world.

Check out the other artists work...


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

#26 & 27 Sally at the Zoo

#26 & 27...


oil on canvas paper

Inspired by the
on our visit to the San Diego Zoo
this weekend.

oil on canvas board


Sunday, January 25, 2015

#25...Stack em up

Melamine cups and saucers...
a perfect match of the same time period 
for this little 1946 teardrop trailer,
stacked on top.

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!

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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.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Day 12...Hankies!

Day 12 of this daily painting challenge
 is about why I was inspired by Sally... 
more than just Sally herself.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Painting #11

Coming up with paintings... 
to go along with my teardrop trailer theme for 30 days
is a little more arduous than I thought it would be!

Hoping I don't run out of ideas before the 30 days is up!

oil & acrylic on gesso board
available in my Etsy shop


Friday, January 9, 2015

Day #9 Painting Everyday!

Here we are on day #9...
though I'm a little challenged!

I've been out of town all week working, 
keeping up with my painting a day, 
using acrylics instead of my usual oil paints, 
having a hard time technically trying to post with my iPad instead of my desktop,
and wondering if I'm going to be able to come up with 
another 21 situations to paint Sally in!

It is a painting challenge after all!

This little bird, who is sometimes perched on Sally in my paintings,
is part of the design my daughter in law Lucinda came up with for my logos.
I love the addition...thank you Lu.

"Little Bird"
5" x 7"
Acrylic on canvas
This little bird can be purchased in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Day #8, A little History ...

It was four years ago when I first met Sally...

She was sitting in a lot looking pretty shabby, pretty run down
and pretty darn cute!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Day #7

Day #7 / One week of paintings...
23 more to go!

Sally Takes a Day at the Beach

oil on canvas
available in my Etsy shop