Sunday, February 23, 2014

Before the Storm......


Wednesday (before Thursday afternoons BIG storm) I got to paint outside on an almost 50 degree day in MN!  Used water based oils-limited palette of colors and arches oil paper.
Lovely day, especially using my new rechargeable battery operated coat:)  Thank you Riaz-you are wonderful!  I can be outside painting just that much earlier....and hopefully later in the fall....

 A Tuesday evening 45 min portrait with water based oils on paper.  


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Winter...enough already!!

Winter or not it's usually beautiful at the Trempealeau Wildlife Refuge.  Too cold for me to paint but not to sketch from the car and come back to the studio to paint trying out some new brushes and paints.  Perhaps this week will be warmer?!
Adding a portrait from a 2 1/2 hour session with a wonderful model....

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Painting and Drawing from frozen MN (& further south)

I did manage with some help to get away this January and got to paint in glorious warmth and sun! Also back to figure drawing and figure painting.....throwing in a portrait as well.