Friday, February 7, 2014

Painting, Painting, and More Painting

WIP
16 x 20" mixed media on canvas panel

I have four paintings in the works right now...2 oils and 2 mixed media.  I love to work in oil, but it's easiest for me to allow the layers to dry somewhat before going on, otherwise I mess up and cost myself a lot of time.  Since I am not much of a sitter, I decided to try something new and work on acrylic and mixed media pieces while the layers of the oil paintings are drying.  This routine seems to be working pretty good and it allows me to work in all the mediums I love.  It dawned on me that nursing had taught me to be pretty good at mulitasking, so I decided to apply that skill to my art too.  So far, so good.

Eva at Twilight
8 x 10" mixed media on canvas panel
SOLD

Sunrise from our front window the other morning
 This winter, I am in awe of the bare trees and since discovering the charming red shed by our house, I have noticed dozens of others all through the neighborhood while on my walks.  I want to start knocking on doors and asking my neighbors if I can photograph their shed, but they would probably think I was a weirdo.

In honor of this shed discovery, I painted this little one set in a wide open Kansas field.  Doesn't that green make you long for Spring?  It does me.   

Little Red Shed
4 x 6" oil on paper mounted to mat board
SOLD
Thank you for dropping in and have a lovely weekend!

♥ Lisa

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your work...I liked it a lot!
    Happy weekend, Lisa!

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  2. Love them all, nice to do the mixed media for a change. Red shed mine.....love it, love it, love it. xox

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  3. oh my.... the little red shed painting. perfect...

    and already sold. : )

    xoxo

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  4. Loving the muted colors ... so lovely!

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  5. Awesome Works In Progress!! Can't wait to see the finished pieces.

    Love that Little Red Shed!!

    Happy Weekend to you as well.

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  6. Lovely paintings ~ We are overwhelmed by snow right now so looking forward to spring ~

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  7. Hey Lisa ;o) Hope you have a great weekend ;o) Your latest paintings are so beautiful! Your art is truly fantastic! I love your feeling in them! The little red barn is so cute ;o) Hugs ;o)

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  8. I love getting this blog as it usually provides a smile, but definitely a window to your soul. Your neighbors would probably love you too if you painted the shed. What color would you choose? Hot Pink might be good…after all it is in the red family…but I think a brilliant turquoise would be good too.

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  9. I love the WIP...wonderful work, LISA....

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  10. These are all wonderful!! I love the look of your trees!! 💛💛💛

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  11. Your art is wonderful.

    I discovered my love of painting much later in life. There is nothing like painting to take me totally away...nothing but the paint, the brushes and the peace that comes with them.

    Keep painting. I will try to choose one for Toads creative challenge.

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  12. Lisa, your feature is up in Real Toads ~ Its open the whole week for anyone who wants to write ~ Hope you can visit the links ~

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  13. Oh, I absolutely love your art!! I am so happy I found your blog!

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  14. It's amazing how beautiful the bare branches can be.I once read a piece by a woman who said that in winter she would look for the mauve colors in the trees. I have done this and found so much more than black and white! Your girl in the trees painting reminds me of a fairy tale.

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