Friday, May 30, 2014


Day 6. This was a fun troll to paint. I was wondering what to paint and I happened to look down and see this one on the floor. Inspiration found  unexpectedly.

Schrooms Day 5

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Rays Salted Peanuts

Day 4 of my challenge. These peanuts are delicious but messy to eat. Almost makes me think I'd enjoy watching a ball game.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Italian Cookies Day 3

This painting did not flow off the brush gracefully, but here it is and I threw them away as they were already a week old and partly because I never wanted to see them again. Hah! So there tortuous Italian cookies. Ciao!

Black Grapes - Day 2

Day 2 and this is it. I listened to a new McCall Smith cd, "The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon." As usual, he is fabulous and so prolific. I'm also reading The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchet, which once I got into it, is interesting.

Shallots Day 1

I'm want to develop the habit of finishing a painting everyday. They say a habit takes 21 days to form and this is day 1. I'm going to paint really small for the next couple of weeks to make it easier to finish. I'll be driving from Fl. to N.Y. in a couple of weeks, wah! and that's going to get in the way a bit, but maybe I can draw on those days. Anyway, here goes...

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Family Values

Why you might ask. Because they were there I guess is the only answer I have. I started this a few weeks ago for DPW's weekly challenge, which was to use Pantone's color of the year, only it took way longer than expected. I use clove oil in my paints to keep them wet longer, which is good and bad: good because if I don't paint for a few days, the paint is still wet,  bad if I need a painting to dry, so I can rework it. This painting falls under the bad category as I had to rework it several times. I'll  oil it up to get rid of the dull places in a few weeks and replace the picture.