Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mother's Comfort, 6x6 inch Acrylic by Kelley MacDonald


This month our Girls Just Wanna Paint Challenge was "Comfort".  So many themes would go with this, from Southern Comfort, to religious comfort, to cozy interiors and more.  But I saw this image and loved it.  King Charles Cavalier Spaniels, I believe.  Please check out the rest of the group's work HERE, and try to find some comfort of your own in this snowy, freezing Winter! 

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Droolworthy, 6x6 inch oil Painting by Kelley MacDonald

SOLD

Oh, I love these close up portraits of jelly donuts!  I particularly enjoy the jelly part (can you tell?).  Why?  Because it's the biggest challenge (hardest part, yeah..)!  How many layers of light and sweetness can you see?  I use about 7 or 8 colors here, the exact selection honed over about 7 years of painting donuts.  The jelly has layers, and so do the highlights.  In this way it's like painting colored glass.  

So... I just this morning begged my husband to stop at the donut shop after he picked up some dog food.  Nom nom!  But I'm getting in the mood to paint some pets, and I've exhausted my own.  If you would like to send me a head shot of YOUR fur baby or one you know, please do!  NO OBLIGATION, I'm looking for models!  Send them to kcareymac@hotmail.com!  THANKS... from me and.... Paco, who is having a very tough time between the 2+ feet of snow and the bitter cold! :D

This is Paco's "come hither" look...


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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Big Time Olives, 6x6 Inch Oil Painting by Kelley MacDonald


All I can think of is martinis to paint these days.  Actually I had one tonight.  
This painting started out blue and orange - how it came to this is bizarre - but actually the "black" is Indigo, straight from the tube.

Difficult couple of weeks.  My dear niece, that I'd asked you all for prayers for, lost her battle with cancer.  It was terrible to say goodbye.  26 years old. Much too young.  Thank you for your prayers, though, it mattered.
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Monday, February 9, 2015

"That Kind Of Day" 6x6 Inch Oil Painting by Kelley MacDonald


Too long since I've posted a nice martini painting, and if your winter is ANYTHING like the Boston area's winter - you NEED a nice martini.  :D
Seriously, we'll get through it, but oooooh that first sip of a nice cold martini makes you warm all over.  I've intentionally let the 'ground' show through these expressive brushstrokes - hey, let me tell you everything about this painting was fun.
Now.  Who needs a sip?

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