Thursday, April 21, 2016

No. 715 Parisian Market Find

Parisian Market Find
Oil on Linen Panel
5" x 7"

This past summer I found this lovely little creamer while on a morning meander through a street market in Paris. Thank goodness for the universal language of gestures since I didn't speak French and my brother-in-law who always carried cash on him. Thanks Andy! I think I still owe you that Euro. 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

No. 714 Littleton Mini Plein Air

Littleton Mini Plein Air
Oil on Linen Panel
3" x 5"

I painted this during a trip to Colorado last winter. Considering the snow storm they are currently experiencing I felt it was an appropriate post. :) This scene is located very close to my sister-in-law Beth's house. It was a gorgeous day but only 20 degrees! Hence the tiny painting. I was all prepped before hand to paint as fast as I possibly could. I think it's the fastest plein air I've ever done!

A few more photos from the studio...

Old book collection. 

A still life designed by Nancy, one of my students. She's going to let me paint it too!

Blue glass is just meant to be in a window.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

No. 713 Tulips in Celadon Teapot

Tulips in Celadon Teapot
Oil on Linen Panel
7" x 5"

I finally got a chance to take a few photos of my new studio. Here's a couple to start you out with...

For all the non-French speaking people it says "Welcome to the Little House of Magic". For all you French speakers, I promise to change the accent on the "a" to the right direction tomorrow. :)

Ready for work! It's important to me that each student has their own still life set up. This way they have complete control over subject matter, lighting and design.

Probably my favorite photo of the studio, a little section of my prop collection. As you can see, I have a few props to share with my students. :) There are more photos to share with you tomorrow...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

No.712 Tulips with Orange Tea Cup

Tulips with Orange Tea Cup
Oil on Gessobord
6" x 6"

Long time no see! So much has been going on. I've spent the last several weeks helping my dad find a new home, my daughter decide which college she will attend next fall and converting a large shed in my backyard into an artist's studio! Phew! I'm feeling tired just thinking about it. I'll share more about the studio in the following days. It's where I will now be teaching oil painting classes. Whoopee!