Saturday, September 26, 2015

Day 26

Todays painting was just part of a photo. I had to make up part of it, but it was fun to do, and I liked the outcome. Hope you enjoy it. 5x7
It is available at:

Friday, September 25, 2015

Day 25 Santa Fe Gates and Doors

Day 25 is a little different! It has a gate, but also an added extra.  I just couldn't let this pic go unpainted.  As a person who loves old pickups it needed to be recorded too.

This is 8x10 on gessobord, and is available at:

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Day 23-Santa Fe Gates and Doors

This was a fun painting to do.  It is 6"x12' on gessobord.  Trees are a challenge for me, being from West Texas where there are very few trees it makes it harder.  You need to know a little bit about the subject to paint it. Available at this address.

Day 22 Santa Fe Gates and Doors

This was my least favorite gate that I saw while in Santa Fe, and was 
worried about painting it since it was white,
 but I like the way it turned out. I liked the blue colored gates!
 I added some stuff because I thought it needed 'something'.
This is 6x9 acrylic on Gessobord and is available at this address:

Monday, September 21, 2015

Day 21 Santa Fe Gates and Doors

Well, Day 21 is nearly over and I am just now getting through with it!  Is so hard to keep up when you have other things to do, but I am staying with it.  I don't know if it is getting easier or harder.
Anyway, September 30 is getting here fast!

This is 5x7 on gessobord. and available at this address, or through me.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Santa Fe #20

I love the setting around this blue gate..not to mention the great blue color.  
Also the number on the post was interesting! I feel like I sort of turned the page with the acrylic technique.  I have not liked acrylics for some reason.  I couldn't' keep them wet, 
had to keep putting them out, etc. and I thought if I did the 30 day challenge with acrylic, it might help me appreciate them and learn more about using them.  
I do like the dried finished look of it.  It is very convenient for it to dry so fast.
It dawned on me after yesterdays painting that you have to just block in colors, no detail.
You keep painting it over and over, and then you get to the detail at the end.  I think I was trying for detail immediately and it just won't work, at least not for me.  I also didn't realize they were so transparent.  You have to keep going back to get coverage, and I am using mostly the heavy body paint.  This definitely had been quite a challenge for me!  
I am glad I chose the acrylics for the challenge.

These can be purchased here:

At the Fair

I was acceptd into the New Mexico watercolor society show again this year. It will be in Las Cruces NM instead of Albuquerque NM The theme ...