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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Thursday, February 9, 2017

33. Morning Sunshine


"Morning Sunshine"
5 x 7 Inches
Oil on Gesso Board


Here's the orange from the previous painting sliced up
and with the light coming from behind. I love the 
glowing colors that back lighting creates.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

32. From Papa's Tree


"From Papa's Tree"
6 x 6 Inches
Oil on Gesso Board


The oranges from my Dad's tree have been extra delicious this year and I've been the fortunate recipient of many of these oranges. Lucky me has been enjoying lots of freshly squeezed orange juice every morning, it's one of my favorite things! I also get to select some for my paintings!

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Monday, January 9, 2017

31. "Dig It"


"Dig It"

6 x 6 Inches 
Oil on Gesso Board

SOLD

I couldn't resist the title for this piece, it was just too perfect. I'm really drawn to 
wooden toys like this. I love the simple shapes and primary colors.  Of course that 
doesn't mean they're always easy to paint, especially if you throw in some reflections! 
I think I was especially drawn to it given that the last week or so has been so gray, 
rainy and overcast. It was fun to work on this bright little piece these last few days.

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