Saturday, February 14, 2015

Fan Quilt

 I am still trying to paint each day. I did miss yesterday because I had a class, but finished this one today.

 This was painted from the first Quilt I made.
I ended up making 2 so both kids would have one. Boy they are a lot of work! After doing the spools, it made me want to drag out some quilts and see if I could paint it. I spent a lot more time on this than any of the others.  I can see some things I should have done differently.  Maybe I will on the next one!
It is 6x6 Oil on gessobord.
I am learning more and more about oil painting, and am enjoying the challenge.

I re-did the bird nest, by adding some branches. It was just in midair actually!

These are available. 


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Past Life

I could not think of a name for this painting.  For years I sewed every day, making all our clothes as well as sewing for the public.  One day, I stopped. The thought of sewing is not something I enjoy thinking about.  I found these old wooden spools that I still had and thought they might make a good set up.  The cloth under them is from a wedding gift...50 years ago. It is colorful cut-work that was on pillowcases.  Cut work is very time consuming and hard.  It takes hours and hours to hand stitch the designs.  This is 6x6 oil on gessobord.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Four More small oil Paintings

 I am still painting each day.
These are 6x6 oil on gessobord. I hope to paint some larger at some point but right now, these are working for practice! I sold a couple, and had a couple of commissions.
The bird nests I found in our yard.
They are amazing! They find all colors of strings and twine, and tie it to the twigs. Is unreal! I can't even imagine how long it must take! Two of these are Oriole nests. The small nest is so fragile. Looks as if she found some roots to something and put them all together. It has a lot of cotton in it too. It blows my mind at how soft both these nests are inside. So cozy for their little babies!

 This nest is on a 6x8 gessobord.
The last painting 'Blue Dishes' was done on 6x6 also. I found these blue dishes at Hobby Lobby and had to have one for set ups.  They had cups and small little dishes to match.
These are all listed on Daily Paintworks for sale.