Monday, November 26, 2012

Garden Cat by Jill Randall

Garden Cat by Jill Randall
6"x6" oil
BC (Bad Cat) was my dear friend's wonderful cat that loved to sit in the irises.



Sunday, November 18, 2012

Plein Air Cat

Plein Air Cat by Jill Randall
                                                                   6”x6” oil on canvas
After a delightful conversation with Judy Mackey, ( ) concerning her charming paintings of feet and her whimsical angel paintings. I decided I needed some whimsy in my paintings.
I had this little 6”x6” abstract fall painting that needed something more. I decided to add my wonderful Siamese cat that was such a wonderful companion that we still miss. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Fall on the Brazo by Jill Randall

Fall on the Brazo

Jill Randall

9”x12” oil on Canvas Panel

I started this painting when I went out on a lovely day to paint Plein Air with Sheri Jones and Joyce Thomas on the Brazo in Pecan Plantation. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t get the painterly look I envisioned. Guess I took too long of a vacation from painting this summer! Finally I got out my palette knife. It seems like I have spent way too much paint time on this painting, but I am somewhat satisfied with it now. Several times I almost wiped the canvas clean except I really did like the grasses in the foreground. It was the background that was not working. I finally went back through some older photos of the Brazo River as references. I wanted to capture the fall colors which are just now beginning to show.