Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mural Paint

I have been using sample paints from Home Depot for this mural. It's very handy and they'll mix whatever color you want. I've always mixed my own colors in the past and that gets a little tricky because wall paint doesn't behave like artists paint. This is much better and reasonably priced!

Day 2 of mural painting. It's beginning to take shape. I'm hoping to get far enough tomorrow to be able to take the scaffold down and work from the floor! Chalk lines sure do come in handy for something like this!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I started a mural today at the Evansville Community Center. Here's a couple of pics of it. It's going to be 6 1/2 feet by 22 feet when it's done. So far, so good.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Come and Paint!!

I will be hosting an Oil Painters of America paint out at my home, on September 24. Here's a couple of photos from my front yard and back yard. We have a variety of terrain and comfortable accommodations for all. This is the first time hosting an event like this and I think it will be fun! It's open to any oil painters whether you're a member of OPA or not, so come on out and paint with us. The details can be found on the OPA website or email me and I'll fill you in.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Summer Serenade

We returned to the same location the next morning. It was warm and sunny, so the landscape took on a brighter look. The block in from the previous day was a good foundation to build the rest of the painting on. Here's my finished piece, titled Summer Serenade. To my great surprise and delight it received the Wyoming Land Trust Purchase Award in the Prairies to Peaks plein air competition!

Block In

Here's my new friend, Bonnie Halsey-Dutton, touching up some places where the rain got her painting. We tried to wait it out, but . . .
This is my block in before the rain came. We got rained out this day, but it was fun anyway.

Prairies to Peaks

My friend Karen, painting during the Prairies to Peaks plein air competition. She uses pastels and creates wonderfully soft paintings.

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