Sunday, June 28, 2015

Local Color

Local Color
6 x 8 inches, Oil on Panel
L. Nickles ©2015

Our new home is still under construction, but it's getting there. Yay!   What I've learned about building a home, among other things, is that it is a full-time job.  So I paint when I can, but often there isn't time to finish a painting, even a small one, in one session.  Some days I don't even have time to properly clean my palette and brushes. Today I managed to complete this little one.  As we head into a holiday week, I hope all my American friends enjoy a safe and happy Independence Day!


Friday, June 19, 2015

Marshside

Marshside
9 x 12 inches, Oil on Panel
L. Nickles ©2015 


I never get tired of beautiful marsh scenes such as this one, and the coastal birds are a joy to watch.  Sometimes they will stand for what seems like forever, just waiting for a good catch.  I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze
10 x 20 inches, Oil on gallery wrap canvas
L. Nickles ©2015

This is another one in my series of beach paintings.  I'm having fun experimenting with different approaches.  For this painting, I used an acrylic underpainting. I used yellow ochre. I liked the way it peeks through, although the true color doesn't really show up in the photo.  I may go back and define the grasses a little more. I also love this cute size!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Beach Holiday

Beach Holiday
16 x 20 inches on gallery wrap canvas
L. Nickles ©2015

I'm a lucky girl to have a beautiful beach within minutes from my home.  Truth be told, I don't visit as often as I should.  But occasionally my husband and I will head for the beach early in the morning and enjoy a long walk.  My favorite time to go is Sunday morning, when many other people are in church.  I appreciate that quiet time before the crowds arrive. Whether you are heading to the beach, or taking in other activities, have a great weekend, everyone!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Beach Path

Beach Path
16 x 20, Oil on Stretched Linen
L. Nickles ©2015

Lately my time has been spent on the home we are building. I'm not complaining. I have so much to be grateful for, but building a home requires so many decisions.  Although this is the third home we have built, it's the first one that is totally "custom".  We're on the home stretch, haha... I mean it's about three months from completion. Yay!  Some days I feel like I have brain drain from making so many decisions and selections.  So, I today hit the beach!  Oh, it felt good to "get away".  

Thank you for following me, and all your support.  It means so much to me. Soon, I will be able to show you my new studio!


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sweet Mother's Day

Sweet Mother's Day
20 x16 inches, Oil on stretched canvas
L. Nickles ©2015

Mother's Day is always a bittersweet holiday.  It's a time for reflection... good memories mixed with memories of those whom we have lost.  I think of my own mother, sister, and mother-law, and recall how loving they were. I miss them very much, but so grateful to have had them in my life.

Happy Mother's Day!