Oma and Girls

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acrylic on panel, 8 by 10 inches

Happy belated birthday, Oma! I think this is done. The girls helped by gessoing the board and painting the flowers. They also helped with many critiques.

Apple And Cup

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acrylic on board, 10 by 7.5 inches

We painted a little apple with a very tarnished silver cup that I bought on eBay.

acrylic on board, 10 by 7.5 inches

Moon

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oil on gessoed birch plywood, 8 by 10 inches

This is inspired by the beautiful paintings of Barbara Kacicek, http://barbarakacicek.blogspot.com/, and based on an image by Antonio Gillo posted at sxc.hu. My thanks to both artists. I thought this would be straightforward but found myself lost in fluffy mounds of pink and blue and gray.

Apples

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acrylic on board, 7.5 by 8 inches

I did some more painting with the girls yesterday. I ended up trimming a few inches off the right side of my to improve the composition. I’m happy with the pink reflection on the plate.

acrylic on board, 7.5 by 10 inches
acrylic on board, 7.5 by 10 inches

More Family Paintings

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acrylic on board, 7 by 10 inches

My daughters and I have continued with still life paintings. Here are a couple moreĀ  from this week. My youngest daughter is finally getting some representation.

acrylic on board, 7 by 10 inches
acrylic on board, 7 by 9 inches
acrylic on board, 7 by 9 inches
acrylic on board, 10 by 7 inches

Family Painting Workshop

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acrylic on board, 7.5 by 10

This week my daughter has asked to paint a still life with me every morning after breakfast. Painting with the girls (six and two) feels more like juggling, but we’ve gotten brush mileage out of it, and it’s been a lot of fun. I’m happy with how this last one turned out. I love watching the girls mix colors. Here are some of the paintings we made.

acrylic on board, 7.5 by 11 inches
two paintings, each acrylic on board, 7.5 by 5.5 inches

two paintings, each acrylic on board, 5.5 by 7.5 inches

Mountains

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oil on canvas, 10 by 8 inches

This is from a photo taken last fall in Rocky Mountain National Park. I wish I knew the names of the mountains. This was facing east, on theĀ  road from the main northern entrance. I like this new synthetic brush. The hog bristle brushes I was using weren’t holding their shape well with water soluble oils. I may touch up and simplify the green-gray part if the meadow.