Return to my painting roots: Afternoon on the Cape Fear River

27 11 2013

I haven’t painted in several years so I decided to take baby steps back and start small with this little acrylic study (6″ x 12″) on gallery wrap canvas. I will probably revisit it and do bit more tweaking. My inspiration was a photo I shot of the Cape Fear River in NC. Late afternoon light and stormy clouds mixed with patches of bright blue sky; view from a river cruise with Michael and my friend Karen, her Aunt Doris, grandnephew Austin and childhood friend Dawn in May 2012

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Cape Fear painting

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The Painting Years: Texas Bluebonnets

31 12 2011

This tiny painting measures just 4×6″ and is an original oil painting that I did when I was about 17 years old.

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The Painting Years: Landscape with deer

30 12 2011

This was a 24×36 oil painting that I copied from a small postcard in Lila’s “morgue file.” (I don’t remember the original artist’s name.) I was immediately drawn to it because of all the blues and greens. It was a monumental undertaking because of all the details and all the color mixing. I most certainly didn’t complete this one in two Saturday sessions! I was so tired of it at the end that my father tried to bribe me with money to finish the deer in the background with more details. I had completed the one on the far right and was so exhausted that I just painted brown amorphous shapes in for the others! (Maybe one day I’ll surprise him and finish it. Hmph.) He just told me that this was yet another painting that Lila advised me against attempting. Well, except for not finishing the deer, I showed her, huh?