Tuesday, November 29, 2011

11/29/11 Carolina Marshes

This is the largest painting I have attempted so far. What fun to paint large. I'm afraid I'm hooked on the larger canvases now!
I have always loved North Carolina and the Lowcountry. This image is one of my favorites so I attempted to paint it. My fellow studio artists helped me with some great advice about paintings and distance and my friend, Mark brought to my attention some shadows that I hadn't painted properly. Thanks everyone. It truly takes a village to complete a painting. Our critiques are very gentle and loving so it is easy to take. It is amazingly hard to put yourself out there to be criticized even with close friends! Thanks again everyone for all the help.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Yellow Flower by Grant Schirpik

This is a 20x20 oil painting on cradled board. I discovered this flower in Santiago in a public garden. I'm not sure what type of flower it is, so feel free to let me know if you can name it. This is my second in a series of flower paintings. Thanks for looking.

Hibiscus by Grant Schirpik

This is a 20x20 oil painting on cradled board. The first in a series of flowers. How many I end up painting is anyone's guess. I bore easily. A challenge with all the red, but there is something about a Hibiscus that lowers the blood pressure. Thanks for visiting.

Friday, May 27, 2011

On my Easel

No Title Yet!

Lots of changes to be made! As I waited for nearly 2 years, my favorite restaurant in Northern New Mexico finally reopened. I was fortunate to be there! This is Rancho de Chimayo during the summer of 2010, still bright and beautiful as ever! Enjoy!
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Sunsets of the West

This painting is called Quiet Reflection. It's one of a series that I have started of Sunsets of the West. Creating these sunsets has not only been another learning experience on my artistic journey, but a true step in my spiritual journey.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

pretty birds by Carol Morgan

Painted these four little guys the other day and I'm pleased with the result! I think I might like painting little birds! (in all sizes)