Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Friday, October 27, 2006

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Monday, October 23, 2006

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Saturday, October 21, 2006

meatball 6"x7"

This meatball was made by our friend, Kim Kennedy. I'm going to go eat some now.

Friday, October 20, 2006

pencils 6"x7"

I saw this bundle of pencils in the teacher's room today and decided to paint it. I was attracted to it by the way the rubber bands twisted around the pencils. I also liked all the different shades of yellow.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

succulent 6"x7"

I really enjoyed the cactus I painted a few weeks ago. I bought this one at Eisley's Nursery in Auburn, CA. It cost me $1.95. That's almost twice as much as the one I got at the 99 cent store. It was still worth every cent.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Monday, October 16, 2006

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Mike & Ike's

A friend of mine did a very similar painting a few days ago that I liked very much. I wanted to try to capture a similar feeling. This is the result.

Friday, October 13, 2006

cactus 6"x7"

My son and I went to the local 99 cent store and they had a bunch of these mini cacti. They're the perfect size for painting, very colorful, and priced to sell. I couldn't resist.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

pencil 6"x7"

Dixon Ticonderoga #3. My favorite pencil. I use them when I draw comics. The lead is hard enough that it doesn't smear and is easily erased after inking. Nice shade of yellow too.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

pomegranate 6"x7"

I always liked details. So I've included one from this painting.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

avocado 6"x7"

I've beenwanting to paint one of these for a while now. I figured I should do it before they're out of season. I really like the shades of green inside.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Sunday, October 08, 2006

conch 6"x7"

I'd like to thank the super nice secretary, Debbie Meyer, for loaning me this conch a few weeks ago. I've been meaning to paint it for some time. I just kept getting sidetracked by other subjects.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

hammer head 6"x7"

I found this old sledge hammer head out in the garden at school. I liked its form and its colors.

Friday, October 06, 2006

corndog 6"x7"

Corndogs are actually very colorful. I had fun painting this one.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

white flowers 6"x7"

I saw these flowers on my way to work. They were on a large bush, almost like a hedge. It was about nine feet tall. I'm not sure what kind of plant it was. I'm going to grab another sample with some leaves on it to see if Ellen can identify it.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

sky 6"x7"

I've been carrying my camera in case I happen upon a scene that looks good for painting. I saw these breaking clouds on my way to work and thought they fit the bill. Of course I haven't seen any clouds at all around here in quite a while so it was worth it just for the novelty.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

canna lily 6"x7"

On campus we have a large plot of land that is set up as a vegetable garden. I went out there this morning to get something to paint and found this huge plant. It was about six or seven feet tall and it had these cool orange flowers on top. I was told that they were canna lilies by Ellen Sterrett, one of our secretaries.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Sunday, October 01, 2006