Here is a collage of my January paintings. I have another one on the easel, but that will have to wait until February. It's been a busy month of painting, a good start to the year. I feel that I am heading in a certain direction with my art and looking forward to the road ahead! See you next month.
January 31, 2015
January 27, 2015
|Sunnyside 6x6 oil|
January 26, 2015
|Prep Bowls, 6x6 oil|
January 23, 2015
January 22, 2015
|Learning to Fly 20x40 oil|
This is the latest painting that I've been working on. It may need a bit of tweaking here and there, but I think its mostly done. I love painting with this limited palette, and the mood it creates.
January 12, 2015
|The Graveyard by the Church, 8x8 oil|
Today was the first plein air painting day of the year. It was much colder outside than I thought it would be, but I managed to stick it out for a couple of hours. It was also the first time painting at this location, in Ancaster, Ontario.
January 10, 2015
|Strength, 10x8 oil|
This a quick little painting that I did of my daughter today. I've been dying to do more paintings of people. The other day my daughter did me the favour of posing for a photo session. Although I prefer to paint from life, I now have an arsenal of photos to satisfy me when a live model isn't an option.
January 04, 2015
|Hang in There, 12x18 oil|
Well, I signed up for the January 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, and I am painting every day so far, but I have decided that I won't let the challenge get in the way of what I want to paint. So here is painting number 2.
January 01, 2015
|Wordless, 12x12 oil|
Here is my first posting of the year, and my last painting of 2014. A new year makes me think of directions and choices. What would I like to accomplish by this time next year, how can I push myself further...etc., (as well as, how can I lose that 5 lbs I put on over Christmas, and magical ways to keep the house and studio clean with little or no effort). I guess some of it comes down to hard work and organization. I would like to paint more figurative pieces, including portraits, (which I love), and also incorporate people into my painting more often. Well that at least gives me a bit of direction.
Best wishes to you, and good luck with your new year's resolutions. Hopefully we can all accomplish and maybe surpass what we set out to do! Happy 2015!