Thursday, November 29, 2012

Blue and White Vase with Grapes and Fruit 12 x 16 Panel

On Friday, December 7th from 6pm to 8:30pm the annual Small Works Show will be held at Anne Irwin Fine Art . This is one of the paintings that will be available along with many more.  Also, on my Painting Store, located on the right, on this blog I have added a few paintings available directly from me. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Piedmont Park Pond 16 x 20 Oil on Linen

Before the landscape show I went around Piedmont Park and took pictures one morning.  I really got a lot of great pictures and views of the park.  I like painting water so I picked the photo of the gazebo and painted it.  I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Relaxing at Chastain Park 16 x 12 On Linen

I try to walk around Chastain Park as much as I can.  It is a 4 mile walk round trip.  For the current landscape show I went around to different parks and took photos.  I downloaded them and printed a few out and painted from them.  Plein air is much more fun.  The Murphey Candler painting that I posted a few weeks ago was done on location.  Unfortunately I didn't have time to ask anyone to go paint with me on location here or at Piedmont Park.  You should always have the buddy system when painting on location.  A few women have told me they paint alone and that is just not a safe thing.  I have had enough strange people come up to me when I am painting with a group.  Just like when you are scuba diving you always have a buddy!  Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Whatcha Looking At? 16 x 20 on Canvas

This painting is currently in the Atlanta Landscape Show at Anne Irwin Fine ArtI know it isn't a landscape painting.  Initially I was told the show was going to be Atlanta Scenes so I was trying to decide what I was going to paint.  I had taken several photos at the Georgia Aquarium and thought that this one would be fun to paint. I think these fish were found in the fresh water part of the aquarium.  I have to say the front one gave a great pose. I think the name of the painting says it all.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Murphey Candler Park 9 x 12 on Panel

This fall I took a plein air workshop and then a plein air class.  I will talk about the plein air workshop at a later date.  Our class went to different locations around Atlanta to paint outside.  We ran into all kinds of circumstances!  Taking the wrong routes and going on a long hike with our equipment, dealing with rain, snakes, and spiders.  Luckily I happened to walk over the snake and didn't see him!  This painting I did on location at Murphey Candler Park, which is inside the perimeter.  I think I had gone by there once maybe to play tennis.  On this day it was very cloudy and cold.  At first I didn't know if I would find anything interesting to paint, but after searching this simple site was just what I needed.  I really like how this painting turned out.  It was what I envisioned from the beginning when I started it.  On Friday the 9th Anne Irwin Fine Art will have the Atlanta Landscape/Scene show.  It starts at 6-8:30.  Please stop by.  I have several more paintings in the show, but I won't have a chance to post them before the show.  You can always visit the website.