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Plein-Air Painting In the Backyard

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Plein-Air Painting In the Backyard

These warm days have me wanting to be outside, and this has caused me to be distracted from being in the studio...   Monday, I decided to get my out door fix while being productive so I took the studio out to the garden.   Plein-air painting has been on my list of things to do since the plein-air trip I took a year and half ago, but packing up the car and driving around looking for a place to paint takes a lot of motivation.  But guess what?  You don't have to take a big trip or go somewhere...

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30 Paintings In 30 Days: Day 17

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30 Paintings In 30 Days: Day 17

Saturdays are pretty busy around my house.  It is the day we try to squeeze chores, errands, and family time, but I was able to get all of that done yesterday (except the family time).  My youngest child's birthday is today so I have some fun family time planned for later this evening so I was able to get into the studio early...Yay, no late night tonight!   Although my chores are complete, I still have birthday fun to prepare; therefore today's painting was sweet and simple.  Inspired by one of my fun DIY décor projects I thought I would...

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30 Paintings In 30 Days: Day 16

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30 Paintings  In 30 Days: Day 16

I'M OBSESSED WITH RAE DUNN, AND I KNOW  I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE! If you haven't heard of Rae Dunn, you may not want to know because you will become just as obsessed as all us other crazed fans. (Haha).  What is Rae Dunn you might ask?  Rae Dunn is the artisan who creates these perfectly imperfect pottery that includes mugs, plates, bowls, trays, bake pans, planters, pitchers, etc... the list goes on.  She has created several different designs, but my obsession lies with her large letter designs.   Rae Dunn pottery can be found at places like TJ Maxx,...

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 12

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 12

Day 12 I can hardly believe it is already day 12...we are almost half way through the challenge.  Time sure does go fast when you are having fun (and when your busy). Untitled  8x10 oil on canvas sheet   I have this pitcher that sits on my coffee table, and it is one of my favorites from Christmas.  Can you believe my 10 year old picked it out for me from Joanna Gaines' Hearth and Hand collection?  [My family knows me so well.]  I knew the moment I saw it that it would one day hold a bouquet of flowers,...

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 8

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30 Paintings in 30 Days: Day 8

I know what you may be thinking...where is Day 7?   As I'm working on this challenge, I am also working on an upcoming collection.  Yesterday (Day 7) I set the palette knife aside, and went back to my brushes to finish a larger piece in that collection.  I posted the photo of that painting as my Day 7 on social media, but I chose to not blog about that one since a future blog on that collection will be forthcoming.   Day 8 Do you ever get these grand ideas that sound good in theory, but when you try...

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