Monday, July 5, 2021

"Cherry Jubilee" Oil on 5x7 linen panel

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I love these Rainier cherries, and look forward to painting them every year.  I used a linen panel made by Artefex, to try something new.  I purchased three different 5x7 surfaces to try.  It was very nice to paint on, I felt I had more control painting in details, especially those stems!  

Below are some work in progress pics...


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

"June Bouquet in Delft Cup" Oil on 6x6 inch board

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A bouquet of flowers from my garden,  in a Delft tea cup that I found in at antique market.  Strawberries were also in season at the time, so I added one in.  
Below are some work in progress photos:

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Sunday, June 20, 2021

"Pansy Bouquet" Oil on 6x8 inch board


I love pansies, and I had planted many different colors just so I could paint a bouquet like this.  
Below are a few in progress photos....


Saturday, June 5, 2021

"Pansy and Lily of the Valley" Oil on 6x8 inch board


Beautiful spring blooms, pansy and lily of the valley from my garden. 

Below are pics of work in progress...

I started this with a quick sketch in thinned oil paint on a dry toned surface.

I found using a simple mixture of black, white, and yellow ochre useful for the petals and background.

Friday, May 28, 2021

"Yellow Iris" Oil on 6x6 board


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This is an alla prima oil sketch of a yellow iris from my garden.  These beautiful blooms only last a few short days and then they are gone until next spring.  I wanted to capture one while they are still in bloom.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

"Lemon Zest and Daffodils" Oil on 6x6 inch board


 A trompe l'oeil painting, "to fool the eye,"  below are some pictures of my set up, and painting in progress.

Thanks for looking today!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

"Lemon Bowl" Oil on 6x8 board



Some progress pics below...

What would this painting look like in a frame? Here is a photoshop framed version to give you an idea..

Sunday, February 21, 2021

"Alstroemeria and Limes" Oil on 6x8 inch board


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 14, 2021

"Sweetness" Strawberries in a metal bowl, Oil on 6x8 inch board

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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

"Apples in January" Oil on 5x7 board



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

"Christmas Candle 2020" Oil on 8x6 inch board

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I love painting a Christmas themed painting this time of year,  it gets me into the Christmas spirit! 

Sunday, December 6, 2020

"Late Autumn Bouquet" Oil on 5x7 board

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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

"Concord Grapes and Swan" Oil on 8x10 inch board


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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

"The Last Peony" Oil on 5x7 hardboard


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

"Three Zinnias" Oil on 5x7 inch canvas panel



This is a study I did of three different colored zinnias from my garden.  The white ones are always a favorite of mine. 

Thursday, October 8, 2020

"End of Summer, A Change of Seasons"



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

"June Roses" Oil on 6x6 inch board


I haven't been painting at all in the last few weeks, I had been more interested in working in my garden, and taking up sewing again.... but, now I'm ready to get back to doing more artwork.

I've always wanted to paint flowers in oil, but I hesitate to do it.   I have done it, but it seems that it's a lot of trial and error for me, and I'm disappointed with the results most of the time.  I love my garden, and I enjoy drawing flowers, and using colored pencils, watercolor or pastels to color in.  But, when it comes to oil, I feel like I'm not sure where to start.  I want to draw lines, but painting is different, it's shapes and value and color.  I go back and forth between wanting to put in all the details, and keeping it loose.  
Recently, I had the chance to join an online rose painting workshop given by Artist Elizabeth Floyd.  I've admired her paintings for years, and love her flower and still life paintings.  Her workshops are offered thru Zoom this year, since the covid pandemic cancelled her in person workshops.  
She set up either a full participation, or view only version, so I chose the view only, since I'm new to the whole video conferencing thing and not sure just how that all works.  So, three days of watching her paint and teach! It was wonderful, and inspiring.    The workshop is also recorded, so it's available (for the participants only) to watch over again any time afterward. 
This is my painting of roses I did, and I am really happy with it.  Encouraged by this painting, I tried painting a peony!  It was the last one on the bush, and wilting, so I didn't do well with painting that, but I tried! And I'm still working on it.  

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

"Fruit Bowl" Oil on 6x6 inch board

A sweet little bowl of fruit for you.  I hope everyone is staying home, safe and sound during these uncertain times. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

New Paintings

"Study of Light and Shade"  Oil on 8x6 inch canvas board
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"Peeled Lemon and Grapes"  Oil on 6x8 inch board

Sunday, February 2, 2020

"Blackberries and Kumquats" Oil on 8x10 inch canvas


I love the darkness of the blackberries next to the brighter orange kumquats in this one.  The blue of the background compliments it nicely too.  
This is painted on an 8x10 inch stretched canvas.  

Monday, January 20, 2020

"Snow Day" Oil on 5x7 inch board

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Happy New Year All!  It's been a wonderful 2019, and I want to thank all of my collectors, and followers for all of their support over the years.  God Bless you!  I truly appreciate it so much, and I wish you all the best in the new year. 
Here is my first painting this year, inspired by all of the snowy days we've had lately.  I'm calling it "Snow Day"!  It's actually a cup of pumpkin spice coffee and Italian anise cookies.  Yum!!

(note: I had painted this just before the holidays, and had signed it, 2019.  I had still wanted to touch up a few things, and finally did just this week.  Even tho it is now 2020, I left the signature as is)

Thursday, December 12, 2019

"Grapes with Cups and Lemon" Oil on 8x8 canvas panel

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This playful painting is unframed, oil on canvas panel 8x8 inches.  It is varnished and signed with initials on the front, and full name on the back.  
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

"Blueberries and Grapes" Oil on 6x8 inch board

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This painting pictures blueberries and green grapes with a family heirloom white milk glass cup. It is an original unframed oil painting, varnished and ready for you to put into your own frame.
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Sunday, December 1, 2019

"Red Grapes with Leaves" Oil on 6x8 board


This is an original unframed oil painting on 1/8 inch thick Ampersand board.