THAT SLY COME HITHER STARE

THAT SLY COME HITHER STARE #873.

This funny little duck greeted me in my inbox this morning. What a look! And a great name for a painting!

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Amanda’s Paint Blog

Morning C“Morning C,” oil on linen board, 6″x12″


Amanda said:

Revisiting a favorite subject.  I have wanted to use this white linen tea towel in a still life for sometime.  It was all about getting the composition to work with the red stripe.  After more than a few challenging tries of pushing the towel around, rearranging the oranges, I found a setup that spoke to me… (click on the image to see the rest, and her blog)

I say: I’d hang that one in my kitchen for sure!

John Farnsworth (my pops) introduced me to this painting and this painter. Here’s what he said about it:

I like the graduated light and the road over the hills arrangement of the red stripe.

His daily painting today looked like this…

Indio by John Farnsworth

INDIO Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

I spent the day today at the Indio, California Dog Show. This thing is HUGE. I read somewhere that there are some 3500 participants. I could easily believe there are more. I’ll try to get more details tomorrow. Today, though, I got about 500 photographs (I hope that over time, that will result in ten paintings and five or six salvageable photographs [for his daily photograph blog]). I also managed this one painting of a Basset Hound that I call INDIO, from today’s shoot.

 I say: What a face!!

ANN AND OTIS by Kathy Weber

Such a perfect Monday painting! This is exactly how I am feeling today. Sugarfoot and I could easily fit into this painting. In fact, I wish I were there right now. In those lovely soft shadows…

To see more of Kathy’s work, go to http://weberstudio.blogspot.com/2011/08/ann-and-otis.html

WHAT A DAY!! I JUST CAN’T DECIDE…

Okay, I think this might be my most indecicive day Ever! I’m gonna need some help here. In no particular order… Which one do you vote for??

PEONY / 8×8 inches / M Collier

MONKEY IN THE CORNER / 8×8 inches / Robin J Mitchell

THE ARTIST’S DOG / 5.9×5.9 inches / Edward B. Gordon

PEACE ON A BRANCH / 18×36 inches / Tim Gagnon

THE VISITOR / 6×6 inches / Jacqueline Gnott

CALORIE COUNTER / 6×6 inches / Karin Jurick

THE ANT / 16×16 inches / Suzanne Berry

GOING MY WAY by Anne Zoutsos

I do believe Jack Russels are known for being very opinionated little dogs! This is a perfect composition to show this charming hardheadedness… But what a sweetness Anne captured in the eyes!

To see more of Anne’s fabulous dog portraits, go to http://azpaintings.blogspot.com/

THE BUMBLEBEE by Suzanne Berry

I swear each bug this woman paints is cuter than the last! I love bumblebees and this one is no exception. Look at those amazing translucent wings and the detail on the legs… Love this bug! She’s got an ant and a fly to follow. Can’t wait to see them!

To see more of Suzanne’s paintings, go to http://suzanneberry.blogspot.com/2011/08/bumblebee.html

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A FARNSWORTH A DAY!!!

Can it be?! Has it already been a year? Yep! One year ago today, my father joined the daily painting movement. Having been a full time painter for about the last four decades (longer than I’ve been alive!) this wasn’t much of a stretch for him. What is different, though, is the size of these little paintings. Every day he paints a 6×6 inch oil painting. This is quite a bit smaller than his usual works- including a 20×30 foot mural!! He says the freedom of  these little paintings is offering the most fun he’s had in years. Happy Birthday, Pops!