12 x 12 oil on canvas panel

have you ever just wanted to "get lost?"  

I did not like my first attempt at this painting... this was one of those that refused to come easy. sometimes a painting has a rhythm all of it's own and flows so smoothly and sometimes one comes along and it's like banging your head against the wall.

I was "lost" so I decided to stop and ask for directions...  one of my artist friends on twitter @artbyeve gave some wonderful suggestions that led me exactly to where I wanted to go.

thanks eve!
click on artbyeve to check out her wonderful work.



5 x 7 oil on panel
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my youngest son came up to me as I was painting the other other day and said:

"mom, I want to paint with you...
you don't have to teach me, I just want to paint next to you."

I looked at him and smiled and said:

"I'm using oils."

"it's ok. I want to paint." he said.

so with big smiles we sat side by side 
and we painted.....

5 x 5 oil on panel - mason age 9

his reminds me of the giving tree.

...and the mother was happy.  :)


12 x 12 oil on canvas

in addition to his career in landscaping,
norman can now add 'cover model' to his resume.

my first book is coming soon...