Monday, January 14, 2019

"Strawberry Kisses" Oil on 5x7 board

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Below is a photo of work in progress.  I had started the painting with a sprig of pine in the cup, which I ended up not including.

Friday, November 30, 2018

"Spice Tea with Peppermint and Gingerbread" Oil on 6x6 board


Christmas time is approaching and I love to do a few holiday themed paintings during this season.  
Here is the first one, hopefully I can get a couple more done in the coming weeks.
Thanks for visiting my blog and looking at my artwork today! 
 Below are a couple of in progress photos...

Sunday, November 18, 2018

"Red Grapes" Oil on linen board 8x6


This is an original unframed painting on linen panel.  Below is an image of what it might look like framed... ( it is sold unframed)

"Pumpkin and Crab Apple" Oil on 6x8 board


A beautiful little autumn painting, this is done in oil on hardboard panel.  It is sold unframed, but here are a couple of "photoshopped" examples of how it might look in a frame...

Sunday, August 26, 2018

"Late Summer" Oil on 6x6 linen panel


The hydrangea's blue colors are fading, and the crab apples are still bright green.  I thought their  colors together made such a pretty picture!
This is an original unframed oil painting on linen panel.  The linen panel is Claessens Belgian linen adhered to a 1/4 inch thick hardboard panel.  

Sunday, August 19, 2018

"Peach, Pitcher and Grapes" Oil on 8x10 Linen board


I started this painting earlier in the summer and didn't have time to finish it.  When I decided to continue a few weeks later, I needed to make changes since the grapes and peach I had used in the set up were long gone.  So, needless to say, it took me longer than usual to complete it,but I am finally happy with it!
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

Friday, June 8, 2018

"Red and Golden Cherries" Oil on 6x6 board

I love the colors of these Golden cherries mixed with the dark red cherries.  I look forward to painting them every year.
Below are pictures of work in progress...
Thank you for looking at my artwork today!!

Monday, June 4, 2018

"Pear and Cherries" Oil on 6x8 wood panel.

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One of my favorite things to paint are cherries! They are like little gems.  Don't miss the one I put  hiding in the shadows inside the cup!
This is painted on an oil primed linen panel, which is linen adhered to a hard board panel about a 1/4 inch thick.  It is a lovely surface to paint on and I will definitely be using it again.  

Sunday, June 3, 2018

A Painting demonstration painting....

Available on ebay,

A few weeks ago I did a painting demonstration for our art club.  It was fun, and the time (1 1/2   hours) went by quick.  My painting was only in it's beginning stages when my time was up.  So, I took it home, set the still life back up, and eventually finished it.  Below are pictures of the demo, and above is the finished painting.  
Since this painting was created in this unusual  way, I thought I would offer it for sale with a special lower bid price.  
Thank You for stopping to look at my artwork today!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Grapes, Chess piece and Butterfly... wip Oil on 7x5 inch board

I started this new painting over and old one.  The previous painting was never finished and I decided to sand it down and start something fresh.  You can still see bits of the old paint behind my new drawing.  (By the way, if you are sanding down an old painting, if you pour a little OMS -odorless mineral spirits, onto the painting and then "wet sand" it with sand paper, there is no dust, and easier to clean up.)

 I don't know why I chose these objects to paint, other than they were interesting shapes and made a nice arrangement together... in the end, I changed the colors of the butterfly... I think it's finished, not quite sure yet.   Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

"Cyclamen and Forsythia" Oil on 7x5 inch canvas board

Cyclamen are so fun to paint and draw, their petals twist and turn in every direction! I bought the cyclamen plant in the store, and the forsythia are from a bush in my yard.  They aren't in bloom yet, it is too early, but I cut some twigs from it and brought them inside.  After a few days in water, they began to bloom!  
Below are some work in progress photos,  I began on a toned canvas board, with a dry wash of burnt sienna (or similar color, I forget).
Then with thin raw umber and a small brush, I drew the flowers and then filled in with color.  

Monday, January 1, 2018

"Your Heart's Desire" Oil on 5x7 board


Below are some work in progress photos,  I set up a small table top easel, and had the still life right in front of me on a small table...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

"Merry and Bright" Oil on 8x6 inch board


Here is a picture of the pencil sketch I made, and my set up.  After drawing the sketch, I decided I'd like to do a painting as well.  

Friday, November 24, 2017

"Plums and Crab Apples" Oil on 5x5 in. linen panel


This painting was given the "Best of Show" ribbon in the Suburban Rochester Art Group's annual Holiday art show.   It is only a 5x5, but a sweet little painting. It is available now on ebay, unframed.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

"Summer vs. Autumn" Oil on 6x8 inch linen board


I liked the contrast of autumn and summer in this painting.  The summer flowers are in the background, as autumn has arrived with it's harvests of vegetables. 

This is painted on linen that is mounted on a hardboard panel.  

Thursday, September 28, 2017

"September Crab Apple" 5x7 o/b


I started this one a bit differently.  I thinly painted some transparent red oxide onto the white gessoed surface of the board, and then started painting the background and apple.  The reddish color shows through and is mixed in here and there and I liked the effect.  
It was difficult to get the colors right in the photograph.  The background is such a beautiful soft gray, greenish.. bluish... lovely mix. The same thing with the table top, it's very white, with small flecks of subtle color. 

Thank you for looking today!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

"Pear, Crab Apple, Hydrangea, and Phlox" Oil on 5x7 board


Here is the finished painting,  and also a "photo- shopped" framed image to show how it might look in a frame.  The painting is sold unframed.
Scroll down to the previous post to see work in progress photos.
Thanks for looking!

Work in progress... Pear, Crab apple, and blossoms..

pastel drawing..
 I started this painting on a board toned with transparent oxide red, and thought I would try using pastel for an underpainting, I colored in the drawing with the pastels and then used a brush with turpentine to wet and spread the pastel color...
pastel set with turpentine
 Once it was dry, I began with oil paint.   It was interesting to try using the pastels to start, not needing to mix colors, I just chose a pastel close to the color I wanted.  It worked out ok, but I don't know if I'll use this method each time I paint. It was fun to try.
oil painting..
This is the oil painting in progress, you can still see the reddish ground on the right side of the apple.  I really like the red tone underneath showing through the other colors! It gave the whole painting a sense of warmth and airiness... if thats a word! lol,