Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Riding Through Winters Wonderland

Mt Hood is one of my favorite subjects to paint.  I use my artist's license to create interesting foregrounds.  Adding horses and riders is always fun.  I will be gifting this to my sister in law for Christmas.  I hope she likes it.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

All of the Burg's 6x6 paintings for the Audubon Society's Bird Festival

from left to right and around.
Ramona, Donna, Gabrielle, Gisela, Carol, Loretta and Julie in the Center.

"Carolina Chickadee in Winter Berry"

Ramona's submission for the Bird Festival.  For someone who doesn't claim to be a painter....she did a very nice job.

"Northern Flicker in Winter"

Julie's submission for the Audubon society bird festival.  Very nice.

Monday, October 17, 2011

"Pensive Pete"

My sister Carol's submission to the Wild Bird Festival happening Nov. 19th & 20th, 2011.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


My Sister In Law, Gisela's submission to the Wild Bird Festival.  I love this.  It has a "Nightmare Before Christmas," quality.

"Happy Meadowlark"

My Sister Donna's Wild Bird Festival submission. This looks like a photo.  Well done.

"The Raven"

My cousin Gabrielle's submission for the Wild Bird Festival November 19-20th 2011.  Gabrielle worked for Disney studios in the 60's.

Duck Call

This is my back up painting for the Wild Bird Festival.  I'm still deciding which painting to submit.  This one or the Hummingbird's "Behind the Glass."

Saturday, August 27, 2011

"The Finale Curve"

I've been admiring different artists techniques to paint "loose."  Here is my attempt at painting loose.  I fought the urge to add more detail, fuss with....change this or that.  I finally told myself to leave it alone.   For most artists who paint "loose" they finish the piece in one sitting.  This took me six.  I hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

"Behind the Glass"

I painted this for the 2011 Audubon Society Festival to be held in November. 

Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Traveling Painting

Here is the 5th installment of the traveling painting, the latest addition by my sister Julie Willey.  Great work.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Memorial for Brian

Sisters Julie, Carol and Loretta painted this mountain and lake scene for the parents of Brian for his memorial to be placed at a favorite site of Brians in California.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Traveling Painting

The 4th submission by Cathy Jo Adams.  Look closely to see the birds in the distance.  Nice job Cathy.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Traveling Painting

Installment 3 from Donna Cardoza.  Nice work on the mountains.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Traveling Painting

This is the first stage of the Burg Family Traveling Painting.  At this time, no one knows it exists.  I chose a branch originally so everyone could add a bird and then it occurred to me that it could be a family tree.  That's sort of a stretch, so I think adding birds was a better idea.  I hope my family will exercise their creative juices and express themselves in ways they didn't realize they knew how.  They can change this in any way they want.  I can't wait to see what they come up with.  They are asked to sign on the back and to write their thoughts in the journal that will accompany the painting on it's journey.  As the photos come in....hopefully in the order that paint has been added, I will post them to this blog.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Art per day for January 2011

Here are all of the paintings and drawings from my Art per day for January 2011.  They are not in order, this arrangement looked better.  The largest painting is 11"x 9" and the smalest 2"x 4" most were 4" x 6" post card size.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Art per day, 1-31-11 Rockaway

Rockaway will be my finale submission for "Art per Day" this time around.  I've enjoyed painting and drawing each day throughout January.  I hope you have enjoyed viewing my Art per day.  Perhaps in the future, I will be able to give this challenge another try.  At the begining, when  I challenged myself to do Art per Day for an entire year, I really had no idea what I was getting myself in for, or how fast the time would go and how many times I was in a crunch to get something posted.  Please check back from time to time to see whats new.  Thank you for checking in with me. Loretta

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Art per day, 1-30-11 Foghorn

Foghorn on his way to make a wake up call.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Art per day, 1-24-11 Bud and Bleu`

Bud and Bleu` switching flags without pause at the OHSET State Meet 2007. Event, Canadian Flags.
OHSET: Oregon High School Equestrian Team.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Art per day, 1-18-11 Guido

While flipping through photos looking for something to paint, I found several photos of my cats and decided to paint Guido.  There will most likely be more kitty pictures.  Stay tuned.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Earth Wind and Fire

By special request from my sister. 
this was definitely a challenge for me.  It had to be painted in reverse.  The finished side had to be painted first.  I scraped a lot of paint off before I was half way satisfied.  In the daylight, you can see the gold and the silver shimmer.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Art per day, 1-15-11 Winter's Wonder on Hwy 30

Art per day, 1-14-11 Sesquecentennial Oregon Trail Ride, on the way to Wells Spring 1993

I had a late start on this one.....I had to wait for my grandchildren to go to bed to begin painting....and they didn't go to bed until after 9:30!  I did the sketching at work during my lunchtime.  I finished up while watching Letterman...Yawn.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Art per day, 1-7-11 Red Belly Sapsucker

The pictue I painted was similar to the bird in the photo below.
This bird was on our porch one morning, after smacking into our picture window.  He was a little dazed and eventually was able to fly away.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Art per day, 1-6-11 Chloe Cleo

Chloe Cleo from a snapshot taken last summer.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Art per day, 1-5-11 "Daisy Mae"

"Daisy Mae" was entered in the 2011 Columbia County Fair and placed first with a reserve grand champion in the mixed media category.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Two versions of a horse's eye.

Study of a horse's eye.

Study number 2 with a variation.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Art per day, 1-3-11

This little guy wanted to see you.