Friday, April 29, 2016

Pine Path

Pine Path
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20"
Available at $125, includes shipping in the continental US

Dappled shadows, my favorite landscape subject.
But then, I guess you already knew that.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Simple Landscape - SOLD

Simple Landscape
Oil on Linen Panel, 8" x 8"
SOLD.

A sweet and very simple landscape today, with a concentration on the dark trees.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Florida Sunset

Florida Sunset
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14"
Available at $40 plus $10 shipping.

Soft surf and an evening walk along the shore line.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Evening Glow - SOLD

Evening Glow
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $35 plus $10 shipping.

My friend B gave me lots of her sunset ocean photos to work with. I liked this one for the subtle colors, and that nice glow everywhere.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Plums with Strawberry and Polka Dots

Plums with Strawberry and Polka Dots
Oil on Linen Panel, 8" x 8"
Available at $25 plus $10 shipping.

And just for fun, I thought I would also include the actual still life. Though by the time I shot this photo, I had turned my light off, so the highlights are missing.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Monet's Garden - SOLD

Monet's Garden
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20"
SOLD

This one was a bit of a trick. It was done from a follow-along with Johannes, but with much revision, since he was working small in pastels, which is a much more layering medium than oils, and I am working large in oils. After some struggling, though, I'm happy with the results.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Plums on Sandstone Pedestal - SOLD

Plums on Sandstone Pedestal
Oil on Linen Panel, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.

One of the things my friend B and I like to do when she comes thru town (to and from Florida, as a snowbird) is scour the aisles at Tuesday Morning, and see what bargains we can find. I found this sandstone (at  least I think it is) kleenex cover (maybe) on the clearance shelves. "Oh, B," says I "That would make a wonderful still life  prop, for sitting things on!" and so she bought it for me. What a bosom bud! And what a nice prop, don't you think?

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

In the Time of Blossoms - SOLD

In the Time of Blossoms
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20"
SOLD at $125

I really like the way this one turned out, in fact I like it so much that I want to paint it again sometime. The blossoms this year were so lovely, I don't remember a Spring (though I'm old enough now that there MUST have been one) when I enjoyed the sight of the trees so much. Beautiful.
I'm happy with the colors in this one as well, all magenta, lavenders, and greens; it works doesn't it?

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Rose Glazed Magnolia - SOLD

 Rose Glazed Magnolia
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD.

And because I had to crop so much of the edges, here it is in context:


This one has a glaze of pink on it, fairly subtle, but you can see it if you know it's there.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Fall Serenity - SOLD

Fall Serenity
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20"
SOLD

This one turned out well, I think. At least I'm happy with it.
No matter that what I'm seeing off the balcony is all Spring...blooming trees, forsythia, cherry blossoms, redbuds (oh, they are so lovely right now!) and that beautiful blush of red where the buds are sprouting new growth on tree tops.Sweet days, God is good!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Blooming Cherry - SOLD

Blooming Cherry
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14"
SOLD

The trees are in bloom everywhere, and it's stunning. Along some streets, there are whole rows of cherrys and probably crabapples? I'm not sure what the white ones are. Apricot? Peach? At any rate, they are gorgeous. I'll do a few more before they're gone.

Misty Waterfall Revised - SOLD

Misty Waterfall, Revised
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20"
SOLD.

I revised yesterday's painting a little, deepened the blue, toned down the little bush, added another misty tree in the background. I wish you could see it in person, it's really quite lovely.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Misty Waterfall - SOLD

Misty Waterfall
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20"
SOLD.

In spite of the rocks (I don't like doing them, simply because I'm not good at rocks, mine always look like bread loaves.) this one was nice to paint, and I think I might try it again sometime. My pine trees are getting better too, I think.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Sake Bottle with Lemon - SOLD

Sake Bottle with Lemon
Oil on Linen Panel, 7" x 5"
SOLD.

Oh, I'm excited that I was able to mix just the right color for the little sake bottle, which is a sort of ceramic tannish-greenish-orangeish. I know, tricky color! The background line is actually straight, but the photo is a bit off. Sorry.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Stream Under the Bridge - SOLD

Stream Under the Bridge
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20"
SOLD.

Another painting done from a paint along, only much changed, as the demo piece was in watercolor.
I'm pretty happy with this one.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Magnolia Sprig with Saki Bottle

Magnolia Sprig with Saki Bottle
Oil on Linen Panel, 7" x 5"
Available at $20 plus $10 shipping.

These sweet magnolia blossoms actually grow upwards, but for a vase, this little guy needed to go down. Even though it's been chilly the last few days, the colors are magnificent right now. Ah, Early Spring!
I'll cut another sprig tomorrow, I think, and go again.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Brass Jug on Red - SOLD

Brass Jug on Red
Oil on Cotton Canvas Panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.

I love my little brass jug, and I'll keep painting it until I feel like I've really conquered the brass look. This comes close, I think. But I'll do it repeatedly until it really looks brassy. Any suggestions?

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Meadow - SOLD

Meadow
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20"
SOLD at $125, includes shipping (to continental US)

 Another paint along with Johannes, resulting in this painting, which, yes, we are allowed to sell.
His demo painting was in pastels, but since I haven't been working in pastels, I chose oils. I'm pretty happy with this one. We have another session on Saturday, looking forward to it.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Brass Jug with Strawberries - SOLD


Brass Water Jug with Strawberries
Oil on Linen Panel, 5" x 7"
SOLD

This one comes with a lovely little story. My dear cousin from Georgia, we'll just call her Bev, saw my excitement over my happy finds from the thrift store (egg smoosher, etc) and sent me a big box of wonderful treasures, all with precious little notes attached, telling about the items. This brass water jug she got from another cousin (HH) for her 17th birthday, and it's from India, where everyone used to carry them around. It has a great shape and a nice sheen. It's the first time I've tried anything brass; metal is a challenge...what color is brass?

Here are my new treasures! Thanks, Bev!
You'll be seeing some of these in future paintings!





Friday, March 04, 2016

Mango with Strawberry and Marble Vase - SOLD


Mango, Strawberry and Marble Vase
Oil on Linen Panel, 8" x 8"
SOLD.

Here is the little pink marble vase/pencil holder that I found at the thrift store the other day (along with my egg smoosher and some cake pans.) I thought it might be hard to paint the marble, but I think it looks marble-ish, yes? I'm pretty happy with this one, two afternoons in the doing.

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