Painted this from a challenge photo supplied by Lee Brown,
on his blog A Day Not Wasted, of an Italian building.
The photo had much more detail in it,
but the flags intrigued me, so I focused
mainly on them and the blue door.
I also liked the architectural detail around the door,
and the pink stone of the building.
Another small work painted from my photos,
of the lovely gardens in Anacordes, WA
that I took last summer.
I went for a walk at dusk, with my daughter.
The sun was setting and the light was low
and caused long shadows.
The garden lamps came on and the combination
of the two 'lights' created a lovely ambiance.
Painted for DPW's Landmark challenge.
A painting of one of Portland's most famous landmarks - destinations. This old weathered plywood sign announces a most unusual and interesting business - the VooDoo doughnut shop. They make and serve 100's of varieties of doughnuts (from the ordinary, to the unusual and weird); along with services such a marriages performed by the proprietors. People stand in lines daily to buy these sweet and sometimes outlandish confections. My favorite is the maple bacon bar.
These are the paintings I did for Leslie Saeta's 30 Days challenge.
Only 25, with one still on my easel.
But I enjoyed this challenge very much,
and learned a few things about myself as an artist along the way.
Thanks to Leslie for this opportunity to have fun, grow and
work with other artists on a truly challenging project.