Monday, January 28, 2013

Two Sisters, Frances and Judy

Saturday 12 artists met to paint in the Butler Institute of American Art. Some painted an interior view of the museum, some chose a particular work to copy. I chose this painting. The original 30" x 25" is done in large thick loose brush strokes. It was painted in 1945 by Louis Betts. The museum director, Lou Zona, came by while I was working on this. He told me the two sisters stopped in not long ago to visit the painting. They are now quite elderly. Time passes.
Oil Painting copy of painting by Louis Betts (1945)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Hidden Mesa

Painted larger this week. Took apart an older painting & stretched new canvas on the old stretchers. I took my inspiration from an 8" x 10" Plein Air piece done on the Hidden Mesa Open Space trail. (See "Waiting For Bluebirds") The result is this 34" x 38" studio painting. Nice to imagine myself back in Colorado with a view of the mountains!

Oil Painting    34" x 38"