Saturday, January 23, 2010

Fruit Basket - oil

The plein air group met again at the arts center to paint inside today. Actually, it was probably warm enough to paint outside today, but we had already planned on painting a still life of fruit. Since we only meet for 2 hours, you have to get right into it and push through and get it done! I felt I was having some difficulty, but looking back at this photo, I like it. It needs some refining, but it will need to dry a bit. That is one thing I notice with oils, I want to get it done all in one sitting, but it won't cooperate!

As you can see, I'm a lefty! Bill was kind enough to take a photo while I worked of my painting and of the subject matter.

Fruit Basket, 8 x 10, oil

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pond Side - oil

Yesterday, the plein air group met at the arts center to paint inside. I took along a photo to paint from, that I took last July at one of our paintouts to Everal Homestead. Below is the original view:

I cropped it down to the middle left side of the pond:

Below is my finished painting. It sure is more dull than the original! Perhaps after I varnish it the colors will be more vibrant. Today it is pretty grey and rainy, so taking the photo was hard.

Pond Side,  8 x 10, oil

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Corsica France; Virtual Paintout

 This month's challenge location for Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout is Corsica France. Above is the view that I selected of 2 Route de l'Ancienne Batterie d'Aspretto, Ajaccio, Southern Corsica, France.

Ajaccio, Southern Corsica, France, 8 x 10, oil

I painted this today and had a great time. My plein air group met at the new arts center in Worthington and painted (inside). We plan to paint here each Saturday morning until April, when it should start to be warm enough to paint outside again. (By the way, if you are in central Ohio, please stop by the MAC and view the WAAL exhibit in the main gallery - its spectacular! I am super impressed with the quality of this exhibit. I am very proud to be included in this exhibit. See details: WAAL)

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

New Action!

Showings have resumed on the house - one is visiting while I type this and another is scheduled for tomorrow evening. Sunday we will be holding another Open House. Hopefully traffic will really get moving this week and someone will decide to make an offer.

My realtor sent me a report showing how many hits her company's website and recorded of visitors to view the online listing of my house since it was listed the beginning of December. The number was pretty high! I wonder how many of those hits were me.... checking out my own house?!!? hahaha.