Sunday, December 29, 2013

Giverny Progression

I'm playing catch-up for the next couple of days with my blog.
This one had been languishing in drafts for a while.

I took a photo of the bridge at Giverney last April.
The wisteria vines were NOT in bloom.
But I added them.
I love being an artist.

I started with the darks, then built up the lights
and paint layers.
Et Voila!

"Pleasure Garden"
oil on panel
9  x 12

Friday, December 27, 2013

2014 Calendar

Here is my pen and ink for the 2014 Community First Bank Calendar. 
 I have always been intrigued by the 
Italianate belfry on the Methodist Church in Birmingham, Iowa.  

The bank has a branch office there so I decided to "branch out" beyond Keosauqua this year.
Some people have called the facade "the Alamo" style.