Monday, February 8, 2010

Spring in the Sandhills

I am desperate for Spring. It seems like it's been an extra cold and snowy winter. I know it's only February, but I can't wait for spring. In the Sandhills, spring just kinda jumps up on you. One day there's a late spring blizzard and the next day the sun comes out and the hills are so green that it almost hurts you eyes. Then the wildflowers start to bloom and spring is officially here. That is the inspiration for this painting. Come on spring, I know your just around the corner. Check out this painting on my webpage at

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Should have been a cowgirl Painting a day

I have been wanting to try portraits. I had this picture of my niece wearing a friends cowboy hat. It was so cute, so that is my painting for the day. After drawing it out with charcoal, I started with the background. Then I worked on the hat, face and body. I wanted to do the outlines and tried those in oil crayon but I just didn't have enough control. So I ended up just using paint. I think it turned out okay for my first try. I will definitely work on some more.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Wiberg House painting

My painting for the day is for a show that the Ash Hollow Art Club is having the end of the month. It is the Centennial and we are having an historical show. I am working on the Wiberg house that was built by my Great-Grandfather in 1915. I really wanted something different so I chose a green house and yellow sky. I really wanted it to stand out.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Antique tin hearts from reclaimed barn roof

Continuing on my making art every day, I have been working on these tin hearts. The tin came from the barn that my Great Grandfather built almost 100 years ago. Sadly the barn is no more, but I wanted to create something out of the huge amount of beautiful tin. Each heart is different because the tin has been weathered in such unique ways. The colors are white, black, rust, browns, and greys. To see more check out my store on Etsy