Friday, May 09, 2008

A few more One Hour Oil paintings

I think most of these are pretty self explanatory. The first is #14 of my one hour paintings, a white carnation, #15- is tulips from Easter, #16- a pencil, #17- a pink rose, #18- a film canister, and last #19 is scissor handles. Although I am calling these One Hour works, some I didn't work that long on.

one hour carnation
one hour tulips
one hour pencil
one hour rose
one hour film canister one hour scissorsI have looked over my goals I sat for myself at the beginning of the year and see that I bit off more than I can chew. I have yet to go out and do any paintings "en plein air". My goal was one a month, on my own, without a group. I still think that I may be ale to get a few in, but not the way I had originally planned, one a month.

Also, my one hour paintings are still coming, but not as often as I had wanted. I let other things become more important. I had forgotten I had three other obligation's with shows and auction's, and I am not good at multi-tasking.

My last goal of researching, using and accumulating 100 addresses for my mailing lists is on track. I have done research on how others deal with mailing lists. I have the software program- Microsoft Access, and I will integrate my Outlook address book and have them set up in groups accordingly. I have more to learn with Access, but am feeling confident about this one goal.

All in all, I have not made painting my priority. I have been too easily side-tracked.


  1. Hi Nancy!! No matter the goals, your oil paintings are GORGEOUS!!! They're filled with light, color, form and that elusive 'evocativeness' that makes me look at them over and over!!! BRAVA, my friend!

  2. I'm always easily side tracked, Nancy! Your one hour paintings are wonderful - they're very free. How do you resist the temptation to keep working on them when the hour is up??

  3. Hi Lin, thank you, I always think I paint too dark. I love light and colorful work ... maybe just maybe I'm lightening up *wink.

    Thanks Cynthia. I set a timer. I usually paint very small for my one hour paintings, and that along makes them go fast when my object is just to lay down the color mass. In a few I was able to go a little further. One day I'll attempt a real - larger, complete painting.......... yippee.

  4. Hi Nancy hope you had a good weekend and Mother's day.
    you are doing way better than me with your goals. I thin mine flew out the door. you are doing what you are suppose to be doing. Wonderful paintings

  5. Thank you Toni, yes, I had a nice Mother's Day. It rained twice but with sun breaks inbetween. *wink Next year I am only going to focus on one thing..... one thing only!

  6. These are all beautiful, Nancy! Loose and colorful. I really admire your persistence in working on your goals. I have a tendency to make goals and then ignore them.

  7. Hi Nancy,
    These are great. My favorites are the pencil and the flower. They both have wonderful dimensionality. It looks like you're enjoying your oil painting!

  8. Your one-hour paintings are lovely, Nancy. I especially like the rose and pencil. Don't be too hard on yourself about the goals--life has a way of changing our plans, doesn't it? Try to look the body of work as a whole and pretty soon you will be amazed at just how much you have accomplished, and how much you have grown. Keep up the good work,