Monday, October 24, 2022

October 24, Twining Trees

 We spent some wonderfully restful time on the south shore of Lake Superior this past weekend. I could feel my shoulders dropping as we walked along the beach, looking for special stones. Beach therapy- it's real thing. So is spending time with those friends that are sometimes closer than family, and listening to the shore crashing waves, and not having much of an agenda other than to go for a walk in the woods.  Of course I still managed to get my control freak in there, much to my dismay, and I was also able to get this small painting completed.

Julie's living room window looks out on a number of visions, including this pair of sweet birches twisting together as they grow towards the sky. See the lake behind them?

12x6 acrylic on wood

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

October 18, A Commission!


I really didn't do a great job of painting an otter a day for the month of October. I did just post my call for HOME photos for my HOME-vember project in November, so send me some home photos to paint!

And I've also been getting a lot of commission requests as well, so if you're hoping for a painting of a lovely critter like this one for someone as a special holiday gift, get those in to me as soon as you can!

This is the amazing PteranadanaSauraus Rex! Know as Ptera!

I love that name!

8x8 acrylic on wood

Thursday, October 6, 2022

October 6, Winter Wolf

 And here is a wolf, because I love the shadows and contrasts in this, and I was looking through my otter photos and this one wanted to be painted.

Do you have any otter photos? I need some more!  I feel like I've painted all mine!

6x6 acrylic on wood

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

October 5, Otter Under Wave

 Yay!  I painted another otter! Isn't it funny how much time it takes to get something done?  And how sometimes it is easier to do something for someone else rather than do what you know you want to do?

Dang! So yes!  I painted another otter!  Wahooo!

6x6 acrylic on wood

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

October 4, The Diver

 So I have started painting otters! We'll see how it goes... I did love the colors in this one- and the whiskers, and that deep blue around the eye~

Also, I'm planning on doing HOME-vember again, and paint a series of HOMES in November, so if you have a place you'd like me to paint, send me a photo and we'll see if I put you in the list!


6x6 acrylic on wood