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Finger Painting

Just posted Finger Painting under Portraits. It went live on Daily Paintworks and has 60 views by 9:45 am, pretty exciting! This was the first painting I did alla prima, or all in one day.

I also posted Face Painting this week, which I had fun doing because of the little girl’s eyes and smile. I have been working on small gessoed boards quite a lot lately, and love the fluidity and freshness you can get on this support.

Family of painters

Painting Emily Painting(1)


My Mom paints, I paint, and my daughter paints.  My daughter visited me from out of state recently, and I was delighted to spend time in the studio with her.  She has a very graphic eye in her work, probably due to her training as a graphic designer.  She usually works in acrylic (they dry too fast for my taste), and when she visited recently, she asked for a lesson in oils.  How does one teach someone else how to paint?  It was in interesting question.  We had fun exploring the medium, and it gave my brain some exercise in articulating what has been a mostly solitary exploration of how to use oil paint.  The study continues…

Pure fun

Hi folks,

I am working on a series of paintings on kids at the beach.  I love to people watch when I am sitting on the beach, and watching kids is the most fun. Fortunately I can now do this more often, since I live in the Charleston, SC area, a 35 minute drive to any number of beaches!  I want to sit in the sand and build castles with the children, or hop on a boogie board and skid along the beach’s edge.

I have started painting on small format boards, which is proving to have a learning curve.  I love the finished product, which is more smooth than painting on canvas.  I’m working on loosening up my work, and the boards sort of force the issue.

I have begun listing my paintings on Daily Paintworks in an effort to reach a wider audience and hopefully sell some of the smaller work.  I am also open to commission work. Check out my latest at :http://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/linda-delia-5184/artwork/#/category=children&mode=search