24 Red Crane Sky

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Two Red Cranes at Play
Underneath the Red Lit Sky
Shine Brightly Tonight

UPDATE (2012-04-12): Renaming this painting to “Love Cranes Playing”. Thought it was more fitting and it’s a play on “love birds.” They really are having lots of fun!

The red cranes continue to inspire for painting number twenty-four. I had originally painted the backdrop with this wonderful dark blue textured background and it found home to this composition. I love the cranes and their expressions. Two good friends enjoying their time.

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Here’s the time lapse video of “Red Crane Sky”:

23 Flying Crane

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Flying above the lake
Soaring above its mirror
Neither me nor you

A haiku to accompany the painting. Inspiration comes and I follow to where it leads.

I was on a short break from painting. Recharging my batteries and needing to prep & cut more panels for future paintings. Closing in on the last week of painting and wanting to finish strong.

Any ideas on paintings?

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22 Gluten Free Cowgirl Inspiration

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Number Twenty-two of Thirty day painting challenge, I stepped into the kitchen for inspiration. More specifically, the Gluten Free baker in my life inspired these two smaller paintings.  These are both three inch squares and invokes a cowgirl baking based theme. Fun little paintings for the kitchen.

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21 Horse Talk

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Number twenty one of the thirty day painting challenge keeps me on the Dundee Hills. There are lovely viewpoints on the hill, one of which is a view of Mt Hood on a clear beautiful day. This is where this day’s challenge comes into play. Tour guides lead the way as you follow along on your horse through the vineyards.

20 Old-time Cowboy

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On number twenty of the thirty day painting challenge and upon request, it took me to the Dundee Hills vineyards. My partner, Sarah, has the fortune to work as a wine tour guide on horseback through Equestrian Wine Tours with owner and old-time cowboy, Jake Price. He’s a hoot! He’s such a character and you’ll enjoy the conversations with him as much as the  wine tasting on the hill.

Day 19 – Mischievous Rooster

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This is a fabulous looking rooster.  A friend asked me to paint him. He’s got a mischievous look about him, yet so proud and so handsome. He’s got what looks like boots on, which are his feathers going down his legs and feet. His amazing blue-green feathers shine so bright.

Here’s a time lapse of me painting this awesome rooster:

18 Sunrise over San Francisco

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Painting #18 keeps me in the city I love, San Francisco. This sunrise was taken from my last trip to San Francisco on our way back to Oregon. We left early in the morning and were treated to a great view of the sun greeting the city. I love the Golden Gate Bridge leading the way to the city. Barely any fog covering and giving my eyes a wonderful gift to experience. The brisk cold morning was tolerable after this sunny greeting.

Here’s the time lapse video of me painting the magnificent sunrise:

Day 17, Willie Mays Gate at San Francisco Giants Park

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Painting #17 takes me to San Francisco. I’m a big San Francisco Giants fan and with spring training in full swing, I wanted to paint a tribute piece to my favorite baseball team. What a great scene with the “Say Hey Kid” greeting fans to an evening game? The ballpark is beautiful any time of day and it’s majestic at night on a clear San Francisco summer evening.

I’d love to do another painting of this entrance, more in the style of the French Impressionist street scenes. I need a picture of wider angle heading towards the ballpark at the Willie Mays Gate. Anyone have a picture like that? Or want to send me a picture?

Here’s the fun time lapse video of me painting:

Day 15.5 – Milk, Eggs and Salt

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So Day 15 actually included a second still life painting. It was a challenge of painting white on white – picking out all the various tones of color on the white objects. This was an interesting challenge to glean the many hues of reflecting colors from the milk, eggs and salt. This was my first attempt with such a painting challenge and provided lots of growth in my color detection skills. It was a great challenge to end a day of painting.

 

Day 15 – Buddha and The Red Box

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When it comes to still life paintings and pulling out amazing vibrant colors from the subject, Clare Carver is phenomenal. I had the pleasure of painting with her today and was that ever a gift for me. I brought in my Buddha and she brought over her tiny red box, a Japanese toothpick container, to create our still life subjects. We gave each other an opportunity to paint subject matters that we both found challenging. Talking art and painting resulted in a fun and expressive little red box & Buddha.

What are your thoughts?