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Bracelet Glam

5 x 5 inches, Oil on Gessoboard - $75. Buy on Etsy
Today, I planned to paint a shack.  I had an excellent start to the painting and was so happy.  Lasted about one hour.  I dug myself and the shack in a big hole. We couldn't crawl out so I had to scrape it all off.
I wasn't going to give up on getting a painting, so I looked through my camera and found this little girl.  She was being a good girl at our local farmers market.   She was very friendly and pretty much posed for me.  I wish that I'd taken a minute back then to ask for and then write her name down on a piece of paper so I could lose that too.
She had an ID bracelet on and I made it a little prettier than it really was.  Now, I didn't have to do that with her...she was pretty inside and out. 

Plein Air Pumpkins

5 x 5 inches, Oil on Gessoboard  Sold, Thank you I'm brushing up on my plein air skills to get ready for the annual Seneca Lake Plein Air Festival.  The artists arrive at headquarters, which is The Smith Center for the Arts, on Wednesday, September 30.  We paint outdoors on Thursday and Friday.  On Saturday evening is a gala show and sale.   I'm a charter artist and I love this event.  A link for complete details is Smith Arts
In the western part of NY, the weather has been heavenly.  The sun is casting wonderful shadows and the sky is a beautiful shade of blue with clouds that tempt me to just paint them.  In spite of the perfect painting environment, I still had trouble finding a subject to paint.  Mostly due to dangerous parking on the side of busy roads.
Below is were I finally decided to paint:

Not the best picture, but you get the idea.  Next is how I started:

And like always, I didn't snap photos during the rest of the painting process.  It's hard to pull out t…

Samantha Dragonfly

4 x 4 inches, Oil on Gessoboard - NFAC - Sold Nibblefest Art Contest Starting September, 20, 2015 
I totally enjoyed painting this piece.  Nibblefest has a dragonfly theme for September and what better reason for the artist license to come out of hiding?  Like all Nibblefest auctions on ebay, the bidding starts at just 99 cents.  The link will go live at 12 noon EST, 9/20/2015