Saturday, February 23, 2013

Cedar Snow

I love the way the heavy snow weighs down the branches
 on the cedar trees outside my studio.

Cedar Snow
Watercolor - 6 x 8

I did this last week at my Art Class with Bill Teeple
at ICON Gallery in Fairfield.
I am only allowed to do watercolor under supervision.

This is the second version.
The first one was fussier and Bill encouraged me to simplify 
and then told me to STOP.
Which is always helpful advice and he was right.

This one is another contender for our 2013 Christmas card.

Friday, February 8, 2013

30 in 30 - One Week After

It has been one week since the end of the 
30 Paintings in 30 Days experiment.

My show at the Keokuk Art Center with my friend 
opened last Friday and runs through the end of February.

Don't I look happy?

I finished 30 paintings in 30 days and had more than enough paintings for the show.

Many thanks to Ken Burns at Burns Gallery and Tea Emporium
 in Bonaparte, Iowa for finishing the framing in time.

I spent the rest of the week catching up on everything that I had ignored in January.

Bentonsport Gazebo
6" x 12" Watercolor on paper

The little watercolor above will be included
 in the Keosauqua Lions Club Soup Supper and auction tonight.

I usually donate an oil painting
but decided to give my friends something different this year.