Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I enjoy painting in black & white from time to time. (Actually, Payne’s Grey & white!)  It lets me focus on value changes and balance in the composition.  This is a painting of a cherub guarding the grand staircase of … Continue reading

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Monday, May 30, 2011

This seems like an appropriate painting to post on Memorial Day to honor those who have died for our country.  It won the grand prize at the Yolo County Fair for the special category “Cemeteries of Yolo County”.  We put … Continue reading

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

While going through my studio, I realized how many strange or goofy or downright silly pieces I have.  I thought I might post them on Sundays for a change of pace.  “Friskies” was a class assignment in one of David … Continue reading

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

I’m spending the day in the kitchen cooking up an Italian feast, so I chose a painting of one of the ingredients for today’s post!

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Friday, May 27, 2011

I love Plein Aire painting, but there are times when the weather doesn’t cooperate.  So, hurray for digital cameras!  I finished this tractor painting in my nice warm kitchen where I paint once a week with my Mom.  You may … Continue reading

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Our Paint-Out group planned another outing to Putah Creek on the UC Davis Campus and once again, it turned out to be freezing cold with a howling wind!  This time I crouched next to the wall of the Antique Mechanics … Continue reading

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

After checking out all the trucks, Kent(who is an excellent photographer) commented that old tractors have great personality too and might be a worthy theme for photographs and watercolors.  Exactly my thoughts! Our Paint-Out group planned an outing to Putah … Continue reading

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Here is a front-end view of our ’46 Dodge Dump Truck that I painted in the company of our Paint-Out group.  It’s got a kind of cock-eyed vibe going that is part of the truck’s personality!  This painting now lives … Continue reading

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Nancy Hilden is an accomplished painter in  both oils and watercolors in the Sacramento Valley region.  This painting of our stalwart truck really captures the heat of the day and the way the truck bed projects waaay out over the … Continue reading

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Louisa Ruedas painted this great watercolor of our old truck.  In fact, she was the first person to ever attempt it. She really captured its “keep on truckin’” spirit!  The painting won a ribbon in the Yolo County Fair and … Continue reading

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