Thursday, December 31, 2015

Tufted Titmouse

5x7 inches - acrylic on canvas panel

I like painting birds, but I don't often get good photos of them.  The reference image for this titmouse painting came from

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Olive No. 8

8x8 inches - Acrylic on stretched canvas

November has been a rough painting month for me.  I had a lot of unsuccessful pieces that never saw the light of day. I often fall into these slumps where I question whether I should be painting at all. When I'm feeling stuck, I paint green apples or my black cat.  This month I've painted both multiple times. That usually gets me feeling warmed up to try something else, but this month I feel like I could still do more cats or apples... Please bear with me.  I'll get to something else soon... hopefully :)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

We Have Time

8x8 inches - Acrylic on canvas panel

This one is currently up for auction at Daily Paintworks. Click here to bid.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Return Trip

8x10 inches - Acrylic on canvas panel

Happy Halloween!   I don't think pumpkin carving is my thing, but with some teamwork we got it done.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sleepy Beach

5x7 inches - Acrylic on canvas panel

Sometimes I ask my 5-year-old for artistic criticism.  He is usually overly nice.  My real insight comes from asking him what I painted.  Today he said, "Nice. I like the clouds, water, and grass..." So yes, there was too much green in my sand initially.  I worked on it a little more until he could agree it was a beach.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Through the Gray

Acrylic on canvas panel - 6x6 inches

We've had several overcast days here.  At least it seems that way. And although I do like to see the sun, there's something nice about a gray day too.  They are usually good days for being productive too.  (Not that I am productive every time it's overcast... Ha!)

I've been thinking I should do more in the way of promoting my paintings. I haven't been doing much other than posting occasionally to Google+, which has helped, but I feel like I am behind on all the social media stuff.  I was thinking I might try Instagram first.  If anyone is interested in following me my username is sbauerart.  I can currently count my followers on one hand, but if I get that number up I'd like to do giveaways and whatever else I can think of... to shamelessly promote myself...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Let's Walk

5x7 inches - Acrylic on canvas panel

Had an unsuccessful hour spent fussing over a tiny painting this morning.  I threw it away and painted this right after. I guess the hour wasn't completely wasted.  The frustration seemed to help my paint strokes to become more loose, and I like this one much better.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Drifting Back

12x12 inches - Acrylic on canvas panel

A scene from the beach in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Cloudy Day Drive

11x14 inches - Acrylic on hardboard panel

Another one from yesterday.  Very cloudy weekend here. I forgot until recently how much I enjoy painting on hardboard panel.  I will have to pick up some more soon.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

More moody paintings

Every Little Bit" 5x7 inches - acrylic on hardboard panel

"At This Point" 5x7 inches - acrylic on hardboard panel

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Washing Up

8x8 inches - acrylic on canvas panel

Just when I was about out of every color, my parents sent me an early birthday present -- new paint! Even some new colors I've never had.  I'm so excited to try them out. Thanks again!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Little Black Cat

8x8 inches - Acrylic on canvas panel

Here she is again. My little black cat, Olive.  And a little break from landscape painting today...  She's always fun to paint when I feel like I'm in a rut.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Cloud Study

The weather is perfect here today.  It felt so good to just sit on the porch and watch the clouds pass by.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Early Storms

5x7 inches - Acrylic on canvas panel - Available for purchase here

Lately I've had a hard time deciding what is more important to me.  Sleeping or painting... I guess sleep wins biologically, but skipping painting when you feel inspired is almost (if not more) distressing.