I had fun painting this, below are some in progress photos. The little lime wedge on the left of the picture was a last minute addition that I felt really helped the composition flow better.
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Sunday, February 14, 2021
I never get tired of painting strawberries, and the metal bowl was fun to do too. Below are some progress photos....
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Hello to all my friends, collectors and followers! Thank you for all of your wonderful support over the past year, and I wish you all a creative and blessed New Year full of happiness!
This is my first painting of the year, as I ease myself back into the studio. I always have apples on hand, they are a great snack, and so good for you!
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Sunday, December 6, 2020
This painting pictures a pumpkin orange colored gourd, mums, and locust tree leaves that have turned from green to shades of yellow/gold. I love the soft blue background, it really seems to make the orange color pop.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
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This painting was inspired by the beautiful concord grapes I had bought at a nearby farm market. The swan is a thrift store find, and the rudbeckia flowers are from my garden.
I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful autumn season! Thank you for taking the time to view my artwork today.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
This is a study made of the last fading peony in my garden, in the spring of this year. I had wanted to try to paint these beautiful flowers, and when finally there was only one last flower left that hadn't completely wilted, I was compelled to do it. I wasn't immediately successful, I had to scrape and rework, but I was satisfied with the result in the end.
Thank you for visiting and looking at my artwork today, I appreciate it very much!
Friday, October 16, 2020
Thursday, October 8, 2020
I began this painting last year at this time, and I always meant to add to it. I finally got the chance as the seasons changed, and autumn rolled around again. Pictured are some small wild asters, rose hips and wild grapes that I've picked up from along my walks and bike rides. The little white pumpkin I bought from a farm market. What inspired this painting was my sadness as summer ends, but how quickly I realize how beautiful autumn can be!
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Friday, November 29, 2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
I just thought I would show what I am currently working on. The summer has kept me busy, with beautiful weather, yard and garden work, but I do make time to paint. This is a larger painting, 11x14 inches.
I've been wanting to paint these artist models, the skull and the little mannikin, together with some game pieces. My set up looked like this (photos below)... and I made a black and white sketch of it on toned paper.
I started the painting on a gessobord, with a drawing and a thin wash of raw umber. Then, each day, I worked for 3-4 hours on it, and so far so good! I'm happy with it. I will post the finished painting when it's done.
I left out the pansy in his hand. It seemed like a fun idea, but it felt a bit distracting, and looked better without it.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
This piece began as a demonstration for our art group. I finished it the next day at home, making some small changes. Below is the painting as it looked at the end of the hour and a half demo.