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Messerschmitt 1

Messerschmitt 1 Messerschmitt 1, Oil on Board, 6 x 6 inches $ 80.00
I have always loved small cars and I found out last week that I also love painting them.  So, I've decided to do a series of Messerschmitt micro-car daily paintings. I have to do more research on Mr. Messerschmitt, but what I do know is, that he also designed Airplanes.  This car is from the early 50's, like me. 

Sore Hip

Sore Hip - Sold "Sore Hip" 6 x 6 inches, oil on board.
I painted this piece for The Daily Paintworks Weekly Challenge: "Crop a Photo"  A photo is provided with lots of items to use.  I decided to paint the old model something and crop it.  It is plain to me that this car favors one side over the other and complains of a sore hip.  This car probably ran off the assembly line about the same time my dad was born.  I was born about 30 years later and I have a sore hip!  I look just like this when it acts up!

Snow in April

Snow in April "Snow in April", 6 x 6 inches, oil on board, $ 60.00  
Woke up this morning to a snow scene.  Just a few days ago, we enjoyed temperatures in the upper 70's.  I almost raked the leaves off my strawberry patch.  Glad I didn't.  
My daughter, Amy suggested I paint from today's snow, so I looked out the studio window and thought, gee really?  But then, I looked out the clerestory window and got inspired to paint this little piece.  If Amy hadn't suggested this, I would not have thought to capture today's unusual weather.
I hear my poor mother trying to explain to Cooper that he can't jump on her lap for a back rub because she has a sore knee.  I can just imagine the tipped head and sad puppy-dog eyes he's giving her. When Cooper wants a back-rub, he jumps on your lap and sits with his back facing you.  My mom has a studio apartment in our home and he spends most of the day in her cozy apartment watching TV with her.

Dandy Lions

Dandy Lions  Dandy Lions, 6 x 6 inches, Oil on Board, $ 50.00 
On a brief morning walk with Cooper & Cookie I noticed a eruption of Dandelions on quite a bit of property all around and to include mine.  I decided that taking a few photos would suffice and then created this painting. I 'm off to wash my brushes and get some work done in the garden...peas and carrots need to be sowed.  To all that read this, I wish you a blessed weekend. - Brande

Back Wolf

Back Wolf, 8 x 8 inches, Oil on Board, $100.00
It has been far too long since I've been at the easel.  I don't like it when there are painting lapses.  But today, I painted. Back Wolf  got finished and I'm more than happy with the outcome.
I like that wolves work and live in packs.  That they need and respect the alpha and the alpha knows how important each wolf is to the pack.  I have my very own wolf (ok, mini-schnauzer) named Cooper.
Cooper let me know the other night that he still has deep, unresolved issues about clipping his nails.  If you try to cut off more than just the slightest tip from his nails the wolf gene comes out.  



Back Wolf

"Back Wolf" is not finished.  I'm taking extra care while painting as I don't want to ruin it.  Yesterday, I tried to paint another rabbit and after hours of working, I had a scrapper on my hands.  I know I can't take two days in a row of working only to scrape it all off in the end.


Brown Bunny

Brown Bunny,  5 x 7 inches, Oil on Board,  60.00
This is my entry for the Daily Paint Works weekly challenge for last week.  I missed being in the studio and worse...not able to get my hands on a computer all last week.  I love the way this little painting came out.  I'm so-o-o trying to see three dimensional shapes when I paint.