HIT THE GROUND RUNNING IN 2011!

HAPPY NEW YEAR…’s eve, everybody! Let me offer a toast to the New Year, 2011 (with my Water Martini – yes, it IS water…which always tastes better out of a fun glass).

TO THE NEW YEAR, 2011!

I normally don’t do New Year’s resolutions, but there are some new habits I want to . . . → Read More: HIT THE GROUND RUNNING IN 2011!

Rise and Shine

There was no sunrise this morning, because of the impending storm, but here was yesterday’s sunrise:

Sunrise from My Dining Room

Then I ran to the west side of the house to see the sunrise over there. There was the most beautiful glow on the mountains.

The Pink Sunrise Glow on the . . . → Read More: Rise and Shine

Playing with the Landscape 2

This landscape painting was even more fun, because I allowed more color. Grab the knife and swirl on the paint. It’s like icing a cake (you wondered why I like knife painting so much).

Color Study

That and there are no brushes to clean! And no turp fumes! Can it get any better . . . → Read More: Playing with the Landscape 2

Playing with the Landscape

Winter landscapes can be pretty drab, which is unfortunate for me, because

I NEED COLOR!!!

That being said, if looked at artistically, they can be kind of pretty. Here’s a value study I did using a knife:

Value Study

For a quick study, this captured the feeling of the day – . . . → Read More: Playing with the Landscape

Seagull Painting – Me painting it, Not it painting

Yesterday was spent downtown painting with friends, a Thursday ritual. Great camaraderie, critiques aplenty, and an atmosphere of total freedom and creativity.

I worked more on the seagull painting I started last time I was there. This was how it looked after Day 1:

Seagull start 1

I was happy with the water . . . → Read More: Seagull Painting – Me painting it, Not it painting

Sedona, Arizona, Induces Red Rock Fever

I knew I wanted to live in Sedona, Arizona, the moment I drove over the hill from Prescott 5 years ago. The red rocks drew me right in.

But I was also struck with the energy of the place. I can’t describe it, but this place was rockin’! It was like a drug.

And . . . → Read More: Sedona, Arizona, Induces Red Rock Fever