Playing with Abstract Art Today

This small abstract is oil on canvas. 8″ x 10″. When this sweet little painting is dry it will be ready to ship. Please contact me if you are interested in buying it!

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A Productive Week

A Very Productive Week working in Oils.

The top painting is a new painting based on an old painting. Title: A Day in the Garden. Second painting is something totally new for me. And it was a really fun new direction. The bottom two landscapes were all about color. A very productive week indeed.

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Playing with Pastels

This week I decided to try pastels. This botanical piece is pastel over a “failed watercolor”. I love reusing a “failed” piece for experimentation. The work of Odilion Redon has always inspired me. As I was drawing I had his work in my mind. I hope to lighten areas to broaden the values.

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Impressionistic

Working in oil and acrylic this week. “Rough Seas” is oil on canvas. Lots of palette knife work on this painting.

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Sketchbook Painting

One more session of the “Philosophy of the Sketchbook” has me painting. Hoping I will be as motivated when the workshop is over! Am loving my new watercolor pencils. It is sketching and playing at the same time.

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Remembering my Father

Remembering my Father

It will be ten years next month since my dearest Father passed away. In his honor I am painting him again, in watercolor this time. He was the best man ever. A treasure. And I miss him yet today. This painting is a work in progress. Not finished yet. #Bernard James Hauber. #Bernard #Hauber

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Sightseeing in Europe

Sightseeing in Europe

Reviewing my trip photos is always fun and I was delighted to discover this photo that I took in the small Austrian Village of Mondsee. With so many sights to see I was snapping photos very quickly. I did not realize at the time what an ironic moment that I captured. And yes….it is very photogenic.

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Sketchbook Drawing

Sketchbook Drawing

After I returned from an inspirational trip to Europe I am “jumping back into art” by taking a Sketchbook Workshop with Jay Bailey. One of our tasks was to draw a self portrait using our left hand instead of right or if you are left handed use your right hand. It provides you with a wonderful loose rendering that is a great exercise.

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Working on Watercolor Today

This has been a week of watercolor for me. There is so much to learn in watercolor and I am finding that hands on experimentation is best. “The Spirit Tree” has been a work in progress. Today I added a lot more color. The small impressionistic trees is a cropped watercolor experiment that I am quite happy with.

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Motivated to try Watercolor

Today was a Watercolor Day. After the Sunday Watercolor Workshop I felt like I turned a corner of sorts. Add to that many more hours working in watercolor. This portrait of a woman is today’s work. Looser and more painterly is my next goal.

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Watercolor Workshop Adventure

I had a great time at Oil & Cotton yesterday where I took a Watercolor Portrait Workshop with Jay Bailey. I learned so much in 3 hours and enjoyed every minute of it!

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