Sunday, February 28, 2010

Puppy Love

In honor of our sweet dachshund, Frankie. 11 years ago, we brought him to our home in Lake Elsinore, and our children were so thrilled to play with him on our front grass. He loved to chase butterflies, reflections, or "the light". He would sit for hours, staring at bug shadows on the ground, even trying to bite them. Needless to say, he was quite entertaining, and we loved him dearly. This little 5" by 7" oil painting is my prayer for him. I'm sure now that "all dogs go to heaven"!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Part of the Buena Vista Lagoon

This body of water/marsh land is right off of highway 78, and I believe it's part of the Buena Vista Lagoon. I noticed it from the freeway months ago, and have been planning a painting trip here. I was pleased to find a road right off the highway "Vista Way", where I was able to see the golden plant life surrounding the pools of water. I took plenty of photo reference, so will probably do a larger "studio painting" later!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Beach Rules

As you drive close to the beach in Carlsbad, between the houses are sweet little spots of ocean. Most of these provide access to the beach, (as long as you follow the rules). I loved this little scene, framed on either side by tropical trees, and the structures in shadow. "Beach Rules" is an 8"h by 10"w oil, and is available!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Agua Hedionda

As life's little problems catch up with me, I really look forward to mondays and thursdays, when I can paint outside. However, when I woke up to a border-line cloudy morning, I resigned to painting "in the studio" today. I changed my mind again, as the dogs and I took our morning walk. The view of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon caught my eye. After hurrying them home, I packed my gear and headed back for the project of capturing it. Between the clouds, the sun sparkled on the water in the distance casting a beautiful glow. What a stress reliever painting is!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

RSF Studio-Today's Model

Today, the model didn't show up to the studio-so we painted this little dog! Isn't he darling? He didn't move a bit, since he's made of plaster! One of the most life-like I've ever seen!