Monday, September 18, 2017

Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Day Eighteen

                                                      Between a Rock and a Hard Place
                                                                oil on canvas, 8"x10"

Somewhat?  No, very distracted today.  Phone calls, texts, things to attend to,  allergy headache, and the tropical storm, Jose, is possibly going grace us with a visit here in southern New England.  So I have some hatches to batten down I suppose.   But I also would love to go to the shore a see the wild surf.  So lesson learned today?  Turn off phone and text when I am involved in my studio, until I am ready for both.  Quite taken with exploring the rocks.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

From Another Place and Time, Day Seventeen

                                                      From Another Place and Time
                                                             Oil on canvas, 6"x6"

#30paintingsin30days  #abstractpainting  #paintingfromaplaceunknowntome

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Salt Kiss, Day Sixteen

                                                                  Only A Salt Kiss
                                                                 oil on canvas, 9"x12"

Friday, September 15, 2017

Flow, Day Fifteen

                                                                 oil on canvas, 9"12"

I am fifteen days into the challenge and I have to say, this is a great way to get refocused.  It so far has been a strange month, one of unexpected phone calls carrying news in the juxtaposition of the birth and a death.  So with that I have been spread a little thin.  But I found that if I start the day in my studio with my sketchbook and some drawing tools, be they dry of wet, and do a fast sketch I seem to actually end up painting for a few hours, which has been my goal.  But today I was looking at the sky, which I do a lot, and was thinking why not try clouds.  Or waves, or what ever.  This challenge also gives me the opportunity to try different techniques, subjects, and genres.   I am pleased to say I was thinking about tomorrows painting and started it!  A new subject for me.

So trying to stay ahead of the game and finish those two baby quilts by the 23rd of this month. Which by the way, both are pieced, layered with batting and backing, and I have begun the quilting on quilt number one and the count down now begins with the final week to work on them.  The mom just found out she was pregnant at the end of August and then found out they were twins! So it is my deal that I made a quilt for each grand child as they came over the years, with these two now starting the great grand baby quilt  thing.  I can not even believe this but a Gigi I will be.  That is what I think I will be to them.  All fun.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Rose Hips, Day Fourteen

                                                                      Rose Hips
                                                                oil on canvas, 6"x6"

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Moses, Day Thirteen

                                                                 oil on canvas, 6"x6"      

Today was a quick easy painting.  It is on a canvas, it is painted, so it is a painting!  A quick sketch with watercolor in my sketchbook  of one of my favorite plants, then immediately to the easel and banged this out.  I have much on my plate such as two baby quilts to sandwich and quilt by the twenty-third!  The quilts are pieced and ready for the next step.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Charlestown Breachway, Day Twelve

                                                              Charlestown Breachway
                                                                 oil on canvas, 9"x12"


Landscape painting is not something I have explored much of but I had the occasion to visit this beautiful spot, here in Rhode Island, this summer a couple of times.  The rocks intrigued me with their forms and lines.  So I thought I would give it a try.  I would like to do a few more from this place, which sits on a spit of land facing the Atlantic.  It is home to beach home up on stilts, fishermen, beach goers, boaters, and shore birds with a lovely vantage point to view the sunset.