Saturday, July 12, 2008

Rising Water, plien air painting

"Rising Water"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on canvas board
(canvas mounted on hardboard)
Ready to frame

This is a painting I did on location last July. I have reworked it a little because it had always bothered me. I have toned it down some and added an egret and an alligator. The alligators are often hard to see, so I hid him at the lower right. (Click on the image for zoom.)


This painting is at Lake Okeechobee. Our lake is up to an average of ten feet now. Still very low. almost two years now it has been so low.

There is a teenage boy that was attacked by an alligator here at Nubbin's Slough last month. Why he was in the water swimming at night in this area is beyond me. You can see large alligators that live here at any given time. They wait by the lock where the water flows into the lake and feed on anything that comes through.


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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Out Pouring, palette knife, waterfall

"Out Pouring"
9 x 12 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
SOLD

This is a palette knife painting. Did it as a demonstration a couple of days ago. It was fun. Lots of thick paint!

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Warm Wishes, tulips


"Warm Wishes "

acrylic on canvas, painted sides
8 x 10 inches
Not Available

Just wanted to paint some flowers. I liked the arrangement of these tulips, so I took some photos and rearranged the colors to suite me as I painted it.

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Saturday, July 05, 2008

Rains On The Way

"Rains On The Way"
9 x 12 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
$475.00   ready to frame

This started as a painting lesson for the kids class (see below). I went back and added more trees, and water. I also added the birds.
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Kid's Art Camp Continued


Cassidy and Rachel


Rebekah


Marie and Haley

After creating decorative boxes and wooden signs last week, we did a painting on hardboard. Students primed and sanded their own boards and we worked together to create this lovely landscape. You can see how different they all turned out. I encourage individuality, and show them many options as they paint.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Sweet Summer, Montana Art

"Sweet Summer"
12 x 16 inches
Acrylic on canvas
(painting continues on sides, ready to hang, framing is optional)
$750.00

This is one of those paintings that holds far more than meets the eye. These are the Swede Mountains that I rode horses all over when I was 12 years old. There is a look-out-tower at the top. My friends would lend me a horse for the day and off we went, bare back, to see if we could get there. This mountain range continues off to the left, and stretches out for miles.

This pasture is the one that my brothers and I used to cross to go fishing. Libby creek is just behind the tall stand of trees. When I went back to my grandmother's old house last month I also went to the neighbor's house across the road (Paul and Virginia Miller). They were gracious and took me back behind their property where I saw this view and the floods of summer memories poured out again. I had to hold back the tears as I thanked them for including us in so many camping trips, berry picking adventures, and wonderful hikes up in the Rockies.

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Art camp continues

Here are some more of my student's work. they range in age from 8 to 14 this time. They picked out something to draw, free-handed it and painted it in acrylic on hardboard. What a great job!



Cassidy and Kylee


Jennifer and Cassandra

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Summer's End 2

"Summer's End 2"
Acrylic on watercolor paper
9 x 12 inches
SOLD

Just another painting lesson that I thought turned out nice, so I decided post it. These are fun, taken from how-to-paint books. I use them for a spring board with my students and then the elements are rearranged and the colors are changed.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

New Fawn, wildlife art

"New Fawn"
9 x 12 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
(ready to frame)

I painted this from a photo that a friend of mine (Paul Miller) took of this 3 or 4 hour old fawn in his yard in Libby, Montana! Of course it is my name sake, so I couldn't resist painting it. I free handed the drawing in pencil, and then changed the colors a little to enhance the flowers she was trying to hide in.

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Student work


Kieran and Katy


Haley and Denise






Andee

I have started summer art camps, and here are a few of the paintings the kids have done. They range in age from 7 to 12 years old. We all started with the same picture, and then I encouraged them to be original and use different colors and move things around a bit. It is always fun to see their fresh new ideas!

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Spring Buck, Montana Art

"Spring Buck"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on canvas


This is a little clearing I saw when I went for a walk a couple of weeks ago, in Libby, Montana. It was a crisp cold morning. The crab apple trees were blooming everywhere, along with wild flowers and dandelions. Too wonderful.
This is the third painting in my Montana series.




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Friday, June 06, 2008

Rock of Ages

"Rock of Ages"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on canvas
(ready to frame)
$700.00
This is the second of my Montana series. This is from a small pine tree I saw up near the Libby Dam. I am always amazed at how the trees grow right out of the rocks, and I love all the different colors that run through them.
I kept thinking of the parable that Jesus told of the house built on the sand compared to the one built on the rock. He was speaking of our lives being built on him as our foundation, He is the Rock we stand on, especially in tough times.

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Schoolroom Mural







"Schoolroom Mural"
Acrylic


The orbs of light are in different locations on each photo I took, sometimes large and sometimes small. I have seen this before, in photos I have taken at church, so it thrills me to think the angels have been with us while we worked on this mural!


This is the mural that my students have been working on the past month or two. (Rebekah is 13 and Rachel is 8.) Luke, who is 3 years old, painted the little yellow flower off to the right of the tree while I guided his hand. This mural is in the home school room/ play room. While I have been painting murals on their bedroom walls, the kids have been coming out for a couple of hours once or twice a week. I have enjoyed this project tremendously.
They came up with the ideas, and the colors! Some of the apples have family member's names on them-- creating a very unique family tree. I have been helping them when things get a little too far off, and to clean up any mistakes. Don't you think they have done a great job making this room so colorful?

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