Thursday, September 12, 2019

CV - Yes... I've updated it!

Writing about ones self is a daunting task.  When people ask what I do, I can tell them.  When people ask what I want to be doing, and I can give a general answer with a few specific details.  However, when asked to put it all down on paper it becomes quite daunting.  It's like asking someone to update their resume.  Which on it's own seems fairly simple... but then you need to focus in and use a microscope to determine what is important, and what is not necessarily at all.
I'm not trying to re-invent myself... however, I would say that over the past few decades it comes down to "fine tuning" and as wine lovers would agree, "maturing"...  

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

September 2 & 3

Being Labor Day weekend, and warm, I was fortunate to carve out a bit of time on Monday Morning to paint with a group in Redondo Beach.  We went the Morrell House / Historical Museum at Domiguez Park.  It's a pretty house that I've been to before (years ago) when Fiona was little.  I enjoy the rose garden the quite a bit. 

I took the opportunity to reflect on the workshops I did with Lori Putnam and Thomas Kitts when I was in Wexford in July.  Reflective Surfaces, Plains, Light, Shadows, and Blocks of Color.

September 2, 2019

"Morrell House & Rose Garden"

16" x 12" Oil on Canvas

 September 3, 2019


10" x 10" Oil on Linen primed with clear Gesso

The Plumerias are blooming well in this warm weather.  This is the second year I've had multiple blooms on what once appeared to be a stick coming out of a pot... and not much more. 
Fortunately the bright white blooms are also fragrant.  I think I'll be moving these into a bigger, prettier pot before the end of the week.... Where they are is quite lonely...

Sunday, September 1, 2019

September Challenge

30 Days of Paintings.

Fresh Paintings.

New, off the easel and DAILY!



10" x 10" Oil on Linen Canvas with Clear Gesso

Picked from the Garden.... (to be eaten later)... but first, onto to the table for a little fresh painting.

Friday, August 16, 2019

July 29th - Dumnore East

First Painting of the day, this cove at Dunmore East.  The tide was coming in, so time on the beach was limited, and I didn't fancy walking down with all my gear.  Some brave artists did.

 The girls found a little area to sit and sketch too!

After lunch I had a workshop with
Lori Putnam

... and then it began to rain...
and we stayed and kept on watching the workshop.

Wexford - July 27th

Hot Chocolate and Pastries

A Cat, With a Cat... in a Window.

For our friends, the Brennan's... we came across this plaque...