Sunday, May 29, 2011

Johnnie Ramsier Farm


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The long Way Home

While driving home several nights ago, I shot this picture of the road that goes past my home. Yes, it has been raining alot but, this beauty is the result.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Not the best but better…



I know that this is not the best painting but I was practicing techniques that I learned in the Leeper Workshop.  This is a trial of a painting that I want to do.  The composition is way off but I drew it badly.  I need to make a really good drawing before I start.  I do feel that I am improving in some things (mixing greens). 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Christopher Leeper Workshop


I am back from the workshop and I sure learned a lot.  Now I just have to get it from my brain to the paper.  This painting is Acrylic over Watercolor.  IMG_1087

This was painted in Watercolor.  I saved it with acrylics.  It still has a way to go but I learned a lot about saving the stack of watercolors I have in my studio. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Amanda and Mathew Catching Frogs



I love it that farm children are not afraid of getting a little muddy.  While we were sitting on the porch, Amanda and Mathew (our neighbors children) were catching frogs (catch and release, of course).  I think that this is a beatiful specimen.

Spring in Ohio


The ducks are growing up.  It’s been raining a lot here.  We are having a thunderstorm as I type.  The rain does help everything green up but yesterday was so beautiful and sunny.  We sat on the porch and it was wonderful.  Jim has been painting all of the porch furniture and it looks spiffy.

My herbs are growing like crazy and Jim set up two raised growing beds for the veggies.  He put in a wonderful mix of soil and I thing they will do well.  “Green” pics to follow.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ahh Spring…Achooo!



Yes, I have a love…”not so much” relationship with Spring.  Jim said I snored last night.  Not a pretty picture!  I woke this morning with a snuffy nose and sore throat.  Ick!  As you can see, the grass is green and the ducks are growing.  I do love our little homestead in the Spring.  Jim is working on the raised beds for the garden today and I will move the herbs there.  I really just want salad stuff (tomatos, lettuce, etc).

Yesterday, Pat and I went thifting”.  I found a large tablet of rice paper, I large container for water, a bamboo mat for brushes and a goose neck lamp for still life light.  Isn’t it amazing how many art supplies I find.  How can anyone give them up?  My studio is beginning to look like a hoarder so I really must get more organized..or just paint!  What, you mean that there is another answer?