Wednesday, October 5, 2016

New Paintings And a Great Reference Photo Site

Hello everyone!

I have not fallen off the planet.  I am still painting away over here on the shores of Lake Erie!  I have recently finished two new paintings.  The first is:
"Crystal Morning"
Oil on
20 X 20 X 1.5 birch wood panel
I combined/adjusted reference photos from a wonderful site called Paint My Photo.  Here is the link:  Paint My Photo
There are many generous photographers here that contribute their work for painters to use copyright free.  I hope you will check it out.

My second piece that I just completed is:
"Pool Of Redemption"
Oil painting on
20 x 40 x 1.5 birch wood panel
This is the second largest painting that I have ever done.  It was wonderful to paint.
Both pieces are available on my website.

"Summer slipped away like a thief in the night
While the spice of Autumn enters
A comforting old friend"

Until the next time....

Peace to you!

~Donna~



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"Ursula", Life and an Art Exhibit

A quick post to say hello.  It has been crazy around here lately.  Just the usual things breaking in threes with repairs to be made. (I will spare the boring details.)  Lots of wonderful time with family going on. Went to a surprise 85th birthday party for my aunt. My youngest daughter starts high school tomorrow! Baptism for my Grandson (oldest daughter) on Sunday. My second youngest daughter getting married in Nov. so we helped her pick out her beautiful dress.  Small anniversary party for my parents in the works.  A beautiful full moon on the rise.  What more could I ask for?

I had 3 paintings chosen this year for the Epilepsy Foundation 2016 Hidden Truths, The Mind Unraveled Art Show in California.  I was honored that my work was chosen.  They are wonderful people to work with.  The show is Sat. Oct 8 at the Gray Matter Museum of Art in Costa Mesa.

Here is my newest painting.  I am still using oil paint and this one is done on a 12 x 12 x 1 wood panel.  I named her Ursula (favorite Little Mermaid character) and she is available on my website.


Here is an in situ shot


Thanks for visiting.  Until the next time...

Peace to you!

~Donna~


Friday, August 5, 2016

Mad Painters and "Sisters"

I have lately been spending a lot of my time painting my carport.  It is a solid structure that was built right onto the house in the mid 50's.  I love everything about it except for THE LATTICE!!!!  There is a 4 ft. x 8 ft.(-6 inches) section of lattice attached to each section of the frame around the structure for a total of 8 pieces. They are being painted front and back.  It come out to roughly 500 square feet!  I swear I have more hours invested in painting this lattice than the rest of the house.  I go out in the morning while it is still cool outside.  I do not think about it or I might talk myself out of it.  I just grab my brush & little roller and go to it.  Painting and rolling and painting and rolling, drop on the chair for H20 and rest then painting and rolling again. I can go about 3 hours before I have to quit for the day. Yesterday morning I was back at my painting ritual.  It was quite warm out (painting and rolling) and as I was getting close to quitting time I could see how close I am coming (painting and rolling) to finishing this tedious job.  I thought to myself how I hate painting and rolling this lattice and have earned some relaxation time.  The next thought was "I can't wait to go to my studio and paint!  I think we painters are a mad lot!

Here is a new piece that I have been working on for a while.  It is oil and collage on canvas.  I just finished it today.  It is titled "Sisters" and it is available on my website.  12 X 24 X 1.5.
Until the next time.....


~Donna~