Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Week 43 Keep The Momentum

Week 43's Jumpstart challenge is to Keep The Momentum. This time of year it's easy to lose steam and just coast. To keep us going, let's stop for a minute and take note of things we have already accomplished and make some small goals to achieve next week.

The worksheet is below. 

Monday, October 25, 2021

Entering Chatham sign

Entering Chatham

16" x 16"

Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord


I am slowly working my way around Cape Cod painting these signs that welcome you as you enter each town. There are 15 towns in total and so far I have painted 5 of them. 

Since Chatham is known for its seal population that likes to hang around the Fish Pier, I included one in the painting, bottom right. Unfortunately, Chatham is also infamously known for its shark population but I decided to leave them out. Ha ha.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Another G.O.A.T


6" x 6"

Oil with palette knives on canvas board


Painting whites can be such a challenge but it really makes you look more closely at the colors you see. Do I see some purples in there? Do I see some pink too? A little warm ochre? Is it warm light or cool light? I painted the background dark to really bring out all the beautiful colors in this cute goat face.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Week 42 Show Your Face

Week 42's Jumpstart challenge is to Show Your Face. This is one that I struggle with a lot. Not only is it a bit intimidating to show your face in photos or videos, it also can be difficult to take selfies or figure out a camera set up that works best.

But give it a go this week. Here is the worksheet.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Summer on Nantucket

The Sand Bar

6" x 12"

Oil with palette knives on board


There is nothing better than being on Nantucket in the summertime. On a nice day you can find places like this to have lunch and a cocktail on the beach while enjoying the sailboats and sounds of the ocean waves. Ahhhh!

Here is a photo I took during my painting progress.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Week 41 Go For It!

Sometimes you just have to Go For It! That's the theme for this week's Jumpstart Your Art challenge. Take a chance on something that scares you and make it happen. 

The worksheet is below:

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Fun in the Sun

Beachball Buddy

8" x 8" oil with knives on board


Even thought we are in October now, I am not quite ready to say goodbye to summer. Our local pool had these big beachballs for the kids to play with and I thought they were so colorful and fun. I photographed a little girl with one and I loved that it was just about as big as she was.

Monday, October 11, 2021

More from Chatham


11" x 14"

Oil with palette knives on board


Another classic scene from Cape Cod. We happened upon these three clamming while driving around in Chatham and I knew I had to paint it.

Here are a few close up details.

Friday, October 8, 2021

A Chatham landmark

The Chatham Squire

12" x 24"

Oil with palette knives on Ampersand Gessobord


This is a great place to have lunch and a cold beer while on Cape Cod. It's right on the Main Street in Chatham and has been around since 1968. 

Here are a few close up details.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Week 40 Find Your Peeps

This week we start a new theme called Gaining Confidence. Our first challenge for the month is to FIND YOUR PEEPS. One of the best ways to gain confidence is to find a group of like minded people to meet up with, attend events, and enter shows together. Who are your peeps?

Here is your free worksheet ready to download.

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