Thursday, March 15, 2018

Grandson at the Beach by Marie

This watercolor was my first attempt to paint a person...also to paint the ocean, and I was pleased with the way it turned out.  This is of my Grandson six and a half years ago at the beach after a trip to Disneyland.  You can see his joy at being in the Pacific for the first time. I used a photo of the trip to give me my subject:

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The Great Blue Heron by Latane

No painting this week. I've been under the weather but hopefully soon I can get started again. This is the last watercolor I did. I love watching for the Great Blue Heron to come to the pond. He creeps along the shoreline watching for fish for his dinner. 

I enjoy looking at all the art that is displayed on Paint Party Friday You ought to check them out.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Country Buck by Marie

This wonderful mule deer buck on the side of the road had a strand of grass hanging from his mouth like a country farmer chewing a straw! :-)   I wanted to do an oil painting of him, and will show you the photo I had for the painting inspiration:  (Joining in with Eva and Kristin's Paint Party Friday)

The photo:

Galway Bay by Latane

Once more....

another Paint Party Friday...

and here is my watercolor ....

There is a story behind this landscape. My daughter Marie (who is co-owner of this blog) and I were on a trip to Ireland. We were staying at a B&B just up the street from Galway Bay. Even though it was cloudy, chilly, the wind blowing we walked down to watch the wind ruffle the water and the cloud part just enough so that we saw the sunset over Galway Bay. Perfect moment. 

Friday, March 2, 2018

My Grandpa's Barn by Latane

I was looking at Pinterest and ran across a painting of a barn that reminded me of my Granddaddy's barn. The one I played in and around when I was a child. I loved the memories it all brought back so I decided I would paint a watercolor of the barn of my childhood. Hope you enjoy.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Flicker in the Snow by Marie

This watercolor was inspired by a photo of a flicker on our deck railing when there was no snow, but I chose to add the greenery and snow to the painting to give it a different feel.  It's watercolor on paper.  This painting has been chosen by a friend who requested I give her one of my bird paintings.  I will have it matted before I send it to her.  Joining in with Eva and Kristin's Paint Party Friday.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Is it Spring yet? (by Latane)

I am so ready for spring. We are beginning to get a few signs but it certainly would be nice to see some tulips. Until they poke their heads up out of the ground, this will have to do. Joining with Paint Party Friday