Thursday, August 29, 2013


Raspberries and eggs directly from the farmer!  The raspberries were a much quicker painting, I spent much more time on the eggs.  When I paint quick I like the painting but days later when I look at it I wish I would have spent more time on the painting.  The same is true for the paintings that I spend more time on, I wish I would have painted them looser.  

We are getting ready for a motorcycle trip, headed to New York City.  We will spend an entire day at the art museums and galleries and yes my husband will be with me.  I won't be able to dress up too much as everything I take must fit into two saddle bags, but I can really pack it into those saddle bags.  I am sure I will return to Indiana with all new inspirations!

Today I will be painting sunflowers!  A new subject and something I have been wanting to paint for quite some time.  

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sign Up for Daily Email

I just revised my website!  I added a sign up form for my daily emails.  If you aren't receiving them you can go to and sign up for the daily emails.  I am my own website author, I post all my own pictures, scripts and make my revisions.  I am glad I have this skill as it is much easier to keep my site current.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Daily Painting - Raspberries  5" x 7" oil

I had fun painting these raspberries!  I learn so much more when I am paintings small quick paintings.  We have a farmers market in town and they have fresh Indiana produce all summer long.  I love it!  I have spent almost all week working on my email program for Paintings from Van Gogh's Closet.  I don't mind working hard for myself as I spent almost a lifetime working hard as a secretary while I studied art and raised a family in my spare time.  I am hoping that by tomorrow I will be sitting in front of my easel instead of my computer!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Paintings from Van Gogh's Closet

Another busy day!  John Reynolds (teacher/mentor) sent his painting from Van Gogh's Closet out today.  He did a self portrait.  Paintings from Van Gogh's Closet are small quick daily paintings by myself, John Reynolds and fellow student Ann Simons.  Our paintings are inspired by our travels and seasonal flowers or produce from the local markets in Indiana.

The daily painting blog format forces us to commit to painting daily and it gives us the opportunity to share our work with people all over the world.  We study once a week with John.  He sets up still lifes of flowers, fruits, musical instruments etc.  Of course, Ann & I now have a collection of small paintings in our closet, thus Paintings from Van Gogh's Closet!

Paintings from Van Gogh's Closet is run from my home in Noblesville, Indiana.  I have managed to send out 3,000 plus emails in our first week.  If you would like to be on the email list please go to my Denise Lipusch Artist facebook page and join our mailing list.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Coneflowers From My Garden

My first daily painting.   This painting is 5" x 7" in oil.  These are coneflowers from my garden just outside my door.  Myself and two other artists will be sending emails with daily paintings, Paintings From Van Gogh's Closet.  These are quick little paintings that you can purchase.  We posted them on eBay.  

You can sign up for the emails by going to my artist facebook page.