Friday, April 20, 2018

A Tree by the Side of the Road by Latane

                     Good Morning, all you painters and those who aren't. 

I recently did this tree in watercolor. I was having trouble doing trees. The best thing to do when you are 'having trouble' is just keep doing it until you get it right.  Joining with Paint Party Friday

And, for a visit to my daughter's blog that features our Mom and Daughter lunches and fun trips click HERE

Friday, April 13, 2018

Two Birds by Latane

I enjoy painting birds. I just love birds anyway. So, today I am sharing with you two watercolors that I did some time ago. First a finch and second, a meadowlark. Joining Paint Party Friday

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

My Process for Oils by Marie

For Palette and Paint and also Paint Party Friday today I want to show what I am working on (the finished painting will be shown next Friday) and I have taken photos of my process as I went through each sitting to paint.  I find it interesting to see other artists' methods and thought this might be fun to do!  This painting is a combination of several different photos (some mine and some not, as I have not ever had a sighting of a mountain lion myself...though they do live here in Central Oregon, and my husband heard some screams one night outside our house)....

First I do a rough outline of what I wish to paint
I then start on the background...the leaves were painted largely individually, using different shades of green, but then with some blending.

More work on the background and I begin to also work on the middle ground....mainly because I got REALLY tired of painting leaves! :-)

Finishing the background and most of the middle ground, I started on my two lion cubs and then mama cat!  Next week you will see the finished painting!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Cactus Blooms by Marie

We used to live in Tucson and every year the cactus blooms were such a delight.  The deep orange ones were a favorite of mine.  I painted this watercolor from a photo taken of a big cactus outside our grandson's school where I had photographed some of the blooms while waiting to pick him up.  Still wishing for some spring blossoms here in Terrebonne, Oregon, though we did see a few in Bend a few days ago!   Really longing for spring...and joining in today with Eva and Kristin's Paint Party Friday!

Spring Park by Latane

This covered bridge is located in Spring Park, Tuscumbia, Alabama. My son took me to visit the park when I was down for a visit. Of course, I was busy taking pictures! And, now I have painted this beautiful bridge in watercolor. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Joining with Paint Party Friday

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Boxy Barn by Marie

This barn intrigued me from the first day I saw it, especially when the Three Sisters mountains were visible on the skyline behind it.  I finally was able to get a decent photo of it, and decided I wanted to try to do a watercolor.  First, the painting...

and the photo inspiration...

Joining with Eva and Kristin's Paint Party Friday

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Color or Not? by Latane

I use Picmonkey to frame pictures some times but this time I decided I'd change my watercolor of Mason jars into a black and white. I love the look!  May have to try that again sometime. Go over to Eva and Kristen's Paint Party Friday for more artwork.
                                                Have a great weekend,