Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Back at Hilton Head!

Hi Gang,

We're already halfway through Karin's workshop and are enjoying it very much! Sandy has been no problem at all, so we can focus on painting.

Here's the painting we all did from Karin's reference picture:




We're having a blast!



Friday, October 5, 2012


oil on masonite

Finally I have been able to take some time and do what I want!  I have loved this little girl from the moment I saw her. She had an interesting look on her face. Looks like she wasn't sure about having her picture taken.  I changed the background just for fun. I really enjoyed this challenge. Thanks Regula.

Monday, September 3, 2012

WET STREETS by Linda Popple

"Wet Streets" has been accepted into An Artists' Christmas - a fund raiser for Campfire USA.   Of course, I am very pleased to be a part of this show!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Balinese Girl

This month it was my turn to decide on the theme for our Hilton Head Group Monthly Challenge, and I - totally selfishly - challenged the gang to pick a photo I posted on my Singapore Journal to paint from.

I'm amazed at the paintings that have already been posted here, they are great and bring back so many happy memories - I just love this challenge and am looking forward to more posts to come!

And of course I finally got back behind my easel and got to paint one of my photos as well. I've been away for a while and like always it's rough going. Still, I enjoyed painting this young Balinese girl. 

Balinese Girl
Oil, 4"x4"

Friday, August 17, 2012

Singapore challenge

Having to post after John Singer Sargent is intimidating, to say the least.
This is my painting for the Singapore challenge that was suggested by Regula, who had just spent time there.
I find smiling people difficult to paint.  I tried to capture the joy on her face. I bet she has a deep chuckle.

John Singer Sargent via Sherrie H...

 Sherrie sent these and asked me to post them.  It is a portrait done by Sargent and housed in the permanent collection in the Montgomery Museum of Art in Montgomery, Al.  She sent close ups so we can see how Sargent handled hands and facial features.  Love seeing his work!