Archive for February 17th, 2010

A Tea Bag

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

A Tea Bag - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #228 – A Tea Bag
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
SOLD

Second painting for today. I like how this turned out. I’d love to do more tea bags because I truly enjoyed painting this one.

Sunshine Award

I just received the Sunshine award from wonderful artist Becky Joy. Thanks, Ms. Becky!

Sunshine Blog Award

The rules for accepting the award are:

  • Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
  • Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.
  • Link the nominees within your post.
  • Let the nominees know they received this award.
  • Link to the person from whom you received this award.

Here are my twelve nominees in no particular order:

Marilyn King – Very nice oil paintings.

Michael Naples – I absolutely love his work. He, along with Duane Keiser, inspired me to begin my own daily painting project.

Karen Hargett – My friend who does very lovely pastels.

Peter Yesis – I like how he includes humor and pictures of paintings in progress in his posts.

Dean Haven – A new friend I met thanks to the Different Strokes from Different Folks blog.

Mick McGinty – Every time I see his work, I say, “When I grow up, I want to paint just like him.”

Kari Tirrell – Soft, beautiful pastels and portraits.

Diane Hoeptner – Lovely flowers. Bright colors. Juicy paint.

Carol Nelson – I just “discovered” her blog recently, but I enjoy following her 100 portraits in 100 days project.

Liz Holm – Fabulous portraits!

Paul Brown – Extremely realistic still life paintings.

Vivienne St. Clair – Wonderful postcard paintings.

As always, no pressure to join in if you do not feel like it. Happy painting/drawing, my artist friends!

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A Bowl of Rice

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

A Bowl of Rice - Oil Painting

Daily Painting #227 – A Bowl of Rice
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 14 x 14 cm
Not for Sale

I’ve come to accept that finishing one painting each and every day would mean that some of these will not always turn out the way I hoped for.

One of those which did not turn out very well was this bowl of rice. I had a very difficult time painting the rice realistically, in addition to the bowl.

But with every painting, be it a failure or a success, there are always lessons to be learned. What I learned as a result of this painting was that I really should take the extra time to analyze the subject carefully…and that those colorful little dots on the chopsticks were so much fun to paint!

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