Sunday, September 29, 2013


8x10 acrylic on canvas board

A few times a year we make the 16-hour drive to Michigan and Ohio to see our family. Obviously I get extremely bored after hours in the car, so sometimes I get out my phone and start snapping pictures of the landscape as it passes. A lot of the pictures are awful, but occasionally there's one that speaks to me. This painting came from one of those photos.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

On the Path

6x6 acrylic on hardboard

Ok, yes it's another landscape.  Still no still life inspiration.  But I am still enjoying myself! This landscape came from a photo I took while my parents were visiting us. We went for a walk in a park and it was just a really nice evening. I'm glad I snapped some photos to help me remember it.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

September Breeze

12x12 acrylic on canvas

My goal today was to not overwork my painting.  I tried to keep this one loose, and I had to make myself stop when I started feeling fussy. It's not an easy thing for me, but it does seem to help when I give myself a time limit.

I felt a bit rushed tonight taking my dog Sydney for her evening walk. I like the month of September and the changing seasons, but I'm already missing longer hours of daylight.  I think Sydney is too!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Passage of Time

6x8 acrylic on canvas panel

Today my son turns three years old.  I was looking through photos from the last three years, and I know it's a cliche, but sometimes it's hard to believe how quickly time passes.