Berries, boats & red

I hoped the poinsettia painting would be dry enough to take to Salem tomorrow, for entry in the Something Red 2017 show. It is not at all dry. Even with medium in the paint. So, plan B. Paintings must be focused on the color red, to be displayed during the holidays. I DO have a ¬†painting with lots of red: Strawberries. And Red Boat. So, I’m cheering up a bit, looking forward to entering one of them. I just gave the Red Boat a coating of varnish. Should be dry by morning. It’s fun having a deadline. Yes, it is.


Red Boat ¬†12″ x 12″ oil on canvas


Strawberries 12″ x 16″ oil on canvas




Cattle Painting

Trying to get some cattle rounded up. I love their big eyes (and noses). A fencing catalog arrived (Premier thinks we still have the goat dairy) and, looking for anything to distract myself I guess, I found a photo in it of a group of Angus cattle. So, I did a small, then a larger painting of them.

IMG_0367.JPGCattle 8×10 oil on canvas

Cattle 16x20.JPGCattle 16×20″ oil on canvas

It’s Turkey Season

I just adore turkeys — they were so interesting to raise and so beautiful when their iridescent feathers sparkled in the sun. Plus, I learned that they will really peck your toes if you happen to be wearing flip-flops. With Thanksgiving around the corner, a turkey painting seemed appropriate. I did this from a photo I took of a few big boys we raised.IMG_0372.jpgTurkeys, 18×24″ oil on canvas