I really enjoyed Leslie Saeta's "30 Paintings in 30 Days" challenge . I am very glad I chose to do people portraits this year because It greatly helped me to improve on my speed and accuracy of creating the human portrait. Thank you all for following
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
Day 30 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. My last piece is a colored pencil painting of Haley from one of her selfies taken in 2012. I have enjoyed this challenge and am proud that I stuck to my theme of people portraits. It was not easy doing a portrait a day and also working on commissions and painting for my galleries.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Day 29 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. This is a watercolor painting of 2 young re-enactor girls from my reference photo taken at a campsite at Codorus State Park.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Day 28 of "30 paintings in 30 days" challenge is a painting of a little girl with a gold retriever. My photo reference was taken at a therapy dog visit at a camp for children with challenges.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Oil on canvas
Day 27 of the "30 paintings in 30 days" challenge is an oil painting of Haley with Tiger the cat. My granddaughter is my all time favorite model. I should have kept track of how many paintings I have done of her since she was born.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Day 26 of the "30 paintings in 30 days" is a watercolor of Danielle and Rocky on the day they met. I took the reference photo and always thought that Rocky had that look on his face because he knew he found his forever mommy.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Graphite & colored pencil
Day 24 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge is aportrait of my granddaughter Haley when she was younger holding a kitten. The kittens colors make it look like I did not finish it so I might have to put some more yellow stripes on it.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Day 21 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge is an oil painting of a boy and his dog, a beagle. The reference photo is from a artists reference photo site.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
Day 19 of the 30 paintings in 30 days and this has been a real challenge painting all people but I am having so much fun. This painting is of me and my daughter, Amy from a photo taken of us on Mother's Day 2014.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Acrylic on Aquabord
Day 17 of the 30 paintings in 30 days is a tribute to my sister's birthday. The photo I used to pain this painting is of my sister Nina and her two dogs Opus and Bentley.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Day 16 of the "30 paintings in 30 days" challenge is a painting for "Flashback Friday". I created this pastel from an old photo of my mom and her friend and my little sister in a boat on the Conewago Creek.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
This is a commission I completed and was picked up today. Schnauzers are fun dogs to draw and capturing the light reflections on their coat is a great exercise in black, gray and white.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Day #14 of the Leslie Saeta's "30 paintings in 30 days challenge" I chose to paint from my photo taken in 2008 of my grandson and his new boxer puppy Lucy. I am enjoying this challenge which gives me a reason to paint from some of my most favorite photos.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Day #13 of the "30 Paintings in 30 Days". I chose to do a pastel of Amy when she was competing in in western style riding at a horse show at a 4H event. I changed the background from the riding rink and bleachers to more relaxed field.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Day#12 of the "30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I chose a photo of my granddaughter Haley with her new chihuahua puppy Ramone riding in the car taking him home for the first time. This was a couple of years ago.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Acrylic and colored pencil
Day #11 "30 Paintings in 30 Days" challenge. This is a portrait I painted from a cell phone photo of my niece She is a very pretty girl but I don't feel I captured her true beauty.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Day10 of the "30 Paintings in 30 Days" is a 6x4 section of a planned 8x10 painting. Since I chose one of my reference photos that I took at the Victorian Carriage Farm that has a lot of details and a horse in it, I did not get it finished today. This is a General Grant impersonator.
Friday, January 9, 2015
Acrylic and colored Pencil
Day #9 of the "30 Paintings in 30 Days" I used a reference photo I took during the Rememberance Day Parade in Gettysburg of a man walking on the sidewalk during the parade. He made me wonder was he vagabond or a re-enactor,
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Day #8 in the "20 Paintings in 30 Days" challenge. I chose to use a photo from a free artist reference photos site and I chose colored pencil as the medium. I know the challenge is for paintings but when I use the mineral spirits with the colored pencil it has a painterly effect.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Day #7 of the "30 Paintings in 30 Days" challenge is a pastel from my photo of Dylan and Sheeka the cockatiel back in 2009. Sheeka was a very gentle bird and loved to sit on the socialize with people.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Day #6 of the "30 Paintings in 30 Days" challenge. Since we had snow today, I painted one of my favorite snow photos that my daughter, Amy gave me years ago. This is David, my grandson and Haley my granddaughter and their dog Shep. He always loved the snow!
Monday, January 5, 2015
Day #5 of the "30 paintings in 30 days"I used a reference photo that I tool during the Remembrance Day Parade in Gettysburg. It was my first time seeing this parade and it was exciting to see that many re-actors in one place at one time. I do not think the red scarf was actually part of the uniform for this re-enactor but it was a cold day in Gettysburg.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
watercolor on Arches
Day #4 of the "30 Paintings in 30 Days" is a quick watercolor painting of a little girl with my whippet "Bailey" during a therapy visit to a summer camp. The connection between a child and a therapy dog is a remarkable a experience.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Day#3 of the "30 paintings in 30 Days" I chose to do a colored pencil drawing of my grandson from a photo I took in 1994. He loved to go to Codorus Park to see the geese. Every new year, I love getting out old photos to look through them and remember fun times and they will be great subjects for the challenge.
Friday, January 2, 2015
Acrylic on Arches
Day #2 of Leslie Saeta's "30 Paintings in 30 Days" challenge and I chose to paint Russ and I in 1995 sitting on a bench in the Boston Commons, Massachusetts during our trip to Cape Cod. The reference photo is one of my favorite photos of us that I have ever taken. I chose to paint this since we will be celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary on Sunday.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Happy New Year everyone! To start off my new year I am once again joining in on artist
Leslie Saeta's "Thirty Paintings in 30 Days" challenge. Artist all over the United States are joining in on this challenge. My theme this year is "People" and on Day #1 I chose to a self portrait of myself using my photo from 1987. I hope you continue to follow my progress on this challenge and comment on my art.