Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


90th Birthday Celebrations!

Just returned from a great trip to Oregon to celebrate my Dad's 90th Birthday! 
He doesn't look 90, nor does he act 90! I am so lucky!

I took him (& Mom) this painting I did while visiting in June:

Home    8 x 10 inches    plein air oil on prepared birch panel

 Matt made the frame, I stained it with ebony (sort of gray) 
and it turned out nicely. Also gave a print to each sibling (2).

I thought I had posted this painting before but I guess not. 

 The roses were still blooming! My darling mother is too!

While we were in Oregon we drove to the beach! This is Pacific City.

Ok, guess I'd better get back to work.

Thanks for checking in!


Adriana Guidi said...

Lovely piece!!!

Teri said...

Thanks very much Adriana!

Chris Lally said...

No, your dad does not look like a 90 year old. Your mom is beautiful, too. A great painting you graced them with. Lovely post!!

Teri said...

Thank you Chris - hope those longevity genes are strong in me too!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

You mix fantastic greens, Teri. Your painting is wonderful.
Your parents look like they both have terrific genes. Lucky you.

Teri said...

Julie - thank you! If I remember correctly, I used a limited palette for that painting because I was traveling.

Sue Marrazzo said...

Happy Birthday to your DAD!
I wish you and your family all the best!
The painting is a real BEAUTY!!!!

Teri said...

Thanks so much for your nice comments!