|the giving tree | acrylic on cradled panel | 6" x 6" | Flanegan|
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate."
I was asked to paint more chocolates. These minis are 3"x 3"x.75", quite fun as each one seemingly takes on a personality of it's own. This photo is from a previous post.
|Chocolates (detail) wip | oil on panel | Flanegan|
Speaking of chocolates, this duo was too adorable not to paint. The piece has been in my rotation for a couple of months now...sometimes paintings flow easily and other times not so much. There was no reference photo of these two posing together, but I love a challenge. You just need to have faith and don't give up.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
|Neighborly (detail) wip | oil on panel | 12" x 16" | Flanegan|
Gracious, painting outdoors is harrrd. But those times when i get it right - as few as they may be - keep me going. Nothing good comes easy, right?
I see something beautiful and want to share it, but how best do I convey that? There are a bijillion options. Each one is like solving a mystery and i just need to persevere, which is why it's necessary for me to have a few paintings ongoing.
Mixing it up helps. Seeking refuge in the familiar and then getting back out there to be brave and tenacious, like a dog with a bone. So for now, it's back to my comfort zone, four-legged wonders. :)
Saturday, June 10, 2017
|Caboose | oil on panel | 12" x 12" | Flanegan|
Friday, June 2, 2017
"I believe in kindness.
Also in mischief."
|Newt | oil on linen | 6" x 11" | commission|
What's not to love here?
Miss Newt is the companion piece to Miss Ida.
They're my dear friend Judy's family and they were a delight to paint.
|Ida | oil on linen | 11" x 6" | commission|