I painted this from a wagon full of pumpkins ( hence the title ). I took the reference photo a few years ago when my boys were picking out their favorite one to decorate. I finally was brave enough to try and paint a bunch of pumpkins at once. Not very easy, but I can say I did it now. I was pleased with it when I slipped it into a little black frame.
Sorry so long posting lately, but have been very busy preparing for an art show that was last weekend.
I have a few paintings I have not yet posted. This painting is now in a local shop, I am excited to have a couple of pieces there after a sweet artist from the show asked me if I would like to hang them in the shop below her studio. Such a blessing to now have work in historical Franklin, Tn!
I also drew a name for the tulip painting. Sorry so late!! The winner is
Preparing for art show, so not as much painting and a lot of thinking about how I will place the paintings, which I will take, frames, etc. I am still enjoying the palette knife, but have not tried a plein air painting with it yet. After the show I might try and venture outside one day and try a palette knife in plein air. I apologize for not sticking with the 30 in 30 challenge. I was sick a few days and then just totally could not get back in the grove. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Oh no, I am getting behind in posting. This is Rambo, a sweet rescue dog of a new friend and collector in New Orleans. We discovered a common bond in the love of animals and Middle Tennessee where she once lived. This was painted from a photo taken on a recent vacation with her son. Thanks for viewing! Time to catch up. :)
5x7 inch oil on linen panel—
Available at upcoming show at Carnton Plantation
This is a plein air of a smokehouse at a historical home in Franklin, Tennessee. I painted out in preparation for an upcoming show with my fellow Chestnut Group Friends. Plein air paintings are very personal because they take you back to the day you painted and hopefully those feelings and emotions of the day are captured in the painting for the viewer.
I am determined to keep up with the challenge, so I posted two in one day to catch up. For some reason I thought of the Partridge Family song "Sun Shiny Day" when thinking of a title. I guess I am showing my age. :) Sorry, hope that does not stick in your head.
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Okay, I said I was painting animals and their surroundings for the 30 in 30. I saw these beautiful plums at the grocery and had to paint the deep beautiful purple. I enjoy how freeing the palette knife is and will continue to experiment with it. I am like a dog and if you say squirrel I am off chasing it.
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Painted small again to keep up with 30 paintings in 30 days. Whenever I see a Bison I think of my son standing close to one at Yellowstone, and then realizing maybe the Bison might not like him standing so close. Yicks! I guess all of my years standing amongst dairy cows it did not register with me the danger. I have tried to decide on a theme for the paintings I paint, but since I am also painting for a show I am not sure if all of them will be of a theme. They will probably mostly be critters and their surroundings.
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I am going to try and paint 30 paintings in 30 days, but not sure now if I will be able to paint a whole painting everyday. I just found out I will be in an upcoming art show the first of October, so I will be painting larger sized paintings also. I will try and show my progress and some older paintings on days I don't post a new painting.
This was another fun palette knife painting. Doesn't he look like he would like to play with you?
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Sign-up for my newsletter and like my facebook page and be in the drawing for this painting!! If you already have you are in the hat. I am going to try the 30 day challenge Leslie Saeta is having to paint a painting every day for 30 days. I hope you will follow me and join in if you can. The drawing for this painting will be Oct. 1st in celebration of the 30 day painting challenge. Take a minute and click below to join my newsletter—in my newsletter I share my latest paintings and information on where you can find my work, new trends and pet portrait information. Also, join my facebook page to get a glimpse of what is on my easel most every day. Thank you and good luck!!