Friday, 28 October 2016

A Couple of Daily Paintings!

After reading yesterday's post - again, and again! I decided to get with it and just paint. Was up at 5:00 (MST) this morning. Okay....I must confess was actually planning on getting up at 6:00 but our lovely yellow lab Cleo had other plans. Painted for a couple of hours then went and fed our horse and mules - lots of snow here today! You can set your watch by them - they wait at the same spot, at the same time daily! I kid you not, anyone who has animals will believe me.

From left to right:
Joker, Sage and Kate

Our lovely yellow lab (and studio muse)

Went back to my studio in the afternoon and painted for another hour and a bit and here are the results. I had put the 'first layer' of paint on a couple of weeks ago and took the opportunity to 'finish' the two today.

Rediscovering 'Still Life' painting. Want to do it my way though. Not sure if this is my way, but consider it a good start. Was never that much into still life but need to get out of my comfort zone.

4 3/4" X 4 3/4"
Acrylic, collage, mixed media
on paper

Our lovely summer 'greens' are but a memory and winter has laid her blanket of white over the trees and meadows.... so this is a little reminder of the summer past.

5 1/4" X 5 1/4"
Acrylic mixed media
on paper

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and have a read - you help inspire me to keep painting and writing! Best wishes to you all for many happy and creative times in your studio!


  1. Like the layers in your still life with the interesting shapes peaking through the background and objects.

    1. Thanks Judith! Hope your are finding time for painting. Appreciate your comments. Need to do more. Thinking this might be a good choice of subject matter for the next 30 in 30! Take care and happy painting!

  2. And your critters are so cute!

  3. Hi Judith - how are you? Thanks for taking a look! Oh yes...they are too cute and they know it - a bag of horse crunchies a week and dog cookies....well I am a bit embarassed...will leave it to you imagination

  4. Love seeing your garanimals! Both of these are wonderful! Love your textures and patterns :) The subtle shapes in the background of the still life are so pretty, and the vase is gorgeous! The colors, layers and geometric shapes in the landscape are so playful and fun :) I love the hints of warmth in that as well :)

  5. Thank you so much Sheila! You have a good eye - better than mine. Hope you are finding time to paint!