Wednesday, May 16, 2018

40. Garden Beauty III


"Garden Beauty III"
8x10 Inches
Oil on Gesso Board

SOLD

Another beautiful calla lily from my garden, I'm on a bit of a calla lily kick right now!

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

39. Valley Sunset


"Valley Sunset"
8 x 10 Inches
Oil on Canvas Board


This is the sky I saw as I was taking an early evening walk by my parents home. I loved the cloud formations and the beautiful radiant colors. This was a nice change from my usual subject matter.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

38. Garden Beauty II


"Garden Beauty II"
10 x 8 Inches
Oil on Gesso Board

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Calla Lilies are one of my favorite subjects to paint and I have plenty of reference photos from my own garden. I'm looking forward to painting more of these beauties.


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Monday, April 2, 2018

37. Vintage Market Find


"Vintage Market Find"
8 x 10 Inches
Oil on Gesso Board

SOLD

This one was really fun and smooth sailing until I got to the closure hardware. It's been sitting on my easel for months because I procrastinated, I just didn't want to start the metal part of it! I felt like the clasp would actually be fun but I was sure the rest of it would be hard work. I finally forced myself to complete it and wow, did I struggle with it! The clasps really gave me a hard time and I almost threw the piece out because I just couldn't get the clasp to work! Eventually it came together and I was encouraged enough to complete it and post it. Sometimes it works that way, the part I think it going to be "fun" almost does me in! As cute as this little "toy" purse is, which I found at a local vintage shop, I'm so glad it's off my easel and that it escaped the "round" file!


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Friday, December 29, 2017

36. From My Garden


"From My Garden"
8 x 8 Inches
Oil on Gesso Board

SOLD

Calla Lillies are one of my favorite flowers. I just love how structural and 
dramatic they can be. I don't usually work from photographs but I knew I wouldn't 
have time to paint this beautiful flower from my garden so I photographed it. 
I took several photos of it outdoors in the beautiful golden light right before sunset. 
Using my iPad to view the photo worked out beautifully, I loved how I could 
enlarge the part of the photo I was working on. This may be a good solution 
for painting flowers from my garden!

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Monday, March 27, 2017

35. Yoshi's Ducky Debut


"Yoshi's Ducky Debut"
6 x 6 Inches
Oil on Gesso Board


Yoshi's is this great vintage thrift shop here in town. I always find the greatest 
things here for my paintings and lately I've been buying up toys from their ever 
changing collection. When I saw this little guy I just couldn't resist him, so much 
character in this little ducky, and he still squeaks! He was pretty dirty from lots of use 
but he cleaned up real well with some Palmolive dish soap and a little bit of scrubbing. 
I have a feeling this little guy will be making more appearances in my paintings!

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Monday, February 13, 2017

34. Front Yard Camellia


"Front Yard Camellia"
5 x 7 Inches
Oil on Gesso Board


The Camellias in my front yard are blooming, a welcome
punch of color during these gray, rainy days! I was inspired
to pull out my big brushes and try my best to be "loose" with 
this painting. Another motivating factor was the fact that once 
the flowers are cut and in my studio, they just don't last very long! 
I had fun with the process and will try it again!

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