Back in March 2018, a pastor from a Methodist church in Oregon City contacted me about using one of my paintings to put in a bulletin announcing the funeral of a church member. He found my painting by googling Chitwood Bridge paintings which led him to this blog.
Friday, April 27, 2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
We went to Scotland last September....and yes it was this green! Lynn and I took many photos. One that I most wanted to paint was the pic of a sweet cottage. This particular one resides on the property of Tulloch Castle......a place we stayed while in Dingwall. This "cottage" was once a deer larder and since has been converted to the Clan Davidson museum. Somehow our photos were out of order, and I thought this place was taken near a Roman Aqueduct. Not! You can read more about the history of the castle here: http://www.stravaiging.com/history/castle/tulloch-castle.
I started out spending too much time on the sky....trying to get it right. After many weeks of painting, white-washing, erasing, etc., I finally realized that the sky was not the focus, though apparently I wanted it to be. The sky was gray in the photo, though I remember some blue and clouds on that day. Decided to make it what I envisioned. I changed a lot of things from the original pic. That is huge for me! Being a realist, I want to make it just like the photo. I am very happy with the results and feel good about sharing. If you haven't been to Scotland, I encourage you to do so. Lovely people, beautiful landscape and wonderful vibes.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017
This began at a workshop I attended where I learned to incorporate a different kind of canvas prep. Happy to have stepped outside of my box to try some under painting with purples and reds for the background. This was quite fun to work on and I am pleased with the results. I am calling this "Going With The Flow", because I went with the flow when I painted this lovely swan floating in the water.