I am the recipient of the coveted "Passion for Painting" blog award!! Thanks - Kathleen Harrington . Now I get to choose 7 others who share this passion; as well as list 7 things I love...
The artist/bloggers that I suggest you check out are ---
Bill Guffey - who is a attempting to paint every state in the U.S. ; is from my home state of KY, works with a palette knife, enjoys plein-air, and is admittedly addicted to painting, with hundreds of posts.
Joan Breckwoldt - who has been art blogging since Jan. 07, and shares informative posts like a recent workshop. She is equally adept at portraits, still life and landscape.
Karen Schmidt - whose use of color is awesome. She has more than one blog. This link is to her "Just the Paintings Blog".
Steve Strode - A plein-air painter who's work I admire for it's textural quality and simplicity of style.
S J Studio - A guy from Portland who's paintings glow.
Dale Blodget - who recently got to paint in Panama.
Patrick - French Landscapes - For my last one I am going to play a wild card and recommend a blogger who makes great art with his camera.
Some things I love - (1) The color of water soaking up a saturated blue sky. (2) My Jag which is that color. (3) My husband who got me the Jag, and who supports my habit (painting). (4) Fridays because it's plein-air day with the group. (5) Living on the coast where I can observe it's ever changing shade of aqua. (6) Watching my two practically perfect kids have practically perfect kids of their own. Yep, I'm "Mimi" to four, two of which are old enough to also like "blue mixed with green". (7) God who created the land, sky and sea, separated the light from the darkness thus enabling us to enjoy every wavelength and color so we can choose our own favorites.