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December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas


A Very Merry Christmas to All
I wish you all, the treasures of Joy, Wonder and Love now and for the new year.

~ Deb

December 15, 2010

Peonies

Peonies
6x6 Oil

This started out as the beginning of  a commissioned piece a while back - I can't remember why I abandoned it and started another, but it was here and unfinished so I used it to warm up the brushes and
play with a different background color.




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Early Winter on Minnehaha Creek

 Early Winter on Minnehaha Creek
8x16 Oil

During our Snowmageddon storm last weekend I decided to test the shoulder and painted this. The shoulder is feeling pretty good (in spite of a lot snow shoveling) so I'm hoping to get back on a more regular painting schedule after the holidays. I stayed pretty loose with this and I like it at this point  - maybe a just a few more tweaks. I painted another little floral - just trying to saty loose and not over think it. I'll post that tomorrow. This is going to be my new mantra for painting. Allowing it to dictate how it wants to be painted instead of me trying to control it so much. Easier said than done for me.

You can tell what's important here - the collapse of the metrodome roof and the cancellation of the Vikings game last Sunday is what made national news with our storm. Never mind the 18 inches we got hit with. Travel is still a pain in the a** on many side streets - there's nowhere to put all this snow! and we have 4 more inches predicted for today and tonight. Whee! And it's not even officially winter yet.

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Please contact me if you are interested in this or any other pieces.

December 7, 2010

Good Grief Charlie Brown....


 She
Digital Sketch
I sure didn't mean to be away for so long. It's about time I checked in and said hello.

I have several half done paintings waiting to be finished. Unfinished in part due to frustration, I hadn't seemed to get them to work past a certain point in the painitng. And now in some ways I'm kind of liking the halfway state that they are in. So maybe a new style is evolving. We'll see how that progresses. As soon as I am able, I will revisit them and get them to a state of being finished. I've somehow sprained my shoulder and it is a bit painful to paint. So on doctors orders...I'm giving  it a rest. In the meantime I've been contemplating the state of my art and sketching. Hopefully I'll be back at it again soon. 

This image is the result of a bit of downtime at work. Just a little doodling and sketching in Photoshop. I think it has potential to evolve into an oil painting. 
Now, if this darn shoulder will just get better... 
...and my brushes will decide to cooperate.
Or....
maybe it's more about me cooperating with the painting and brushes.

I had mentioned earlier that I had been invited to participate in a group show with 10 other very accomplished and talented artists. Our opening reception was Saturday night and we had a fantastic turn out for the show.

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