November 26, 2014

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November 4, 2014

Election Day

No. 319, 8.5" x 5.5", watercolor on 140 lb. cold press paper

Don’t forget to vote today! (If you live in the US.)

November 3, 2014

Princess

No. 318, 8.5″ x 5.5″, watercolor on 140 lb. cold press paper

I thought I’d try this dress again. No glitter this time.

November 1, 2014

Got A Chill

No. 317, 8.5" x 5.5", watercolor on 140 lb. cold press paper

Feeling hints of winter with a chill in the air. I saw my breath!

October 31, 2014

Costume

No. 316, 8.5" x 5.5", watercolor (and a little glitter) on 140 lb. cold press paper

Happy Halloween!

I thought I’d trick you with something other than flowers today.

October 30, 2014

October 28, 2014

Adding Some Red

No. 309, No. 310, No. 311

Added a some larger red flowers to the small flower mix. I'm trying to get caught up with the back log of daily paintings I have (which I never thought I would have...a backlog), so I can start posting my daily paintings on a daily basis.


October 25, 2014

The Orange Collection

No. 303, No. 304, No. 305, No. 306

These were painted October 16 – 19, 2014. No titles, just their numbers. I think I’m coming up with some sort of process with these paintings, but still heavy in experimenting. Which all painting is anyway. In my opinion.

October 22, 2014

October 16, 2014

My New Love...Watercolor

No. 299 New Start, No. 300 Day Off, No. 301 Another Day Off, No. 302 Back to Back

It all started about a year ago. I bought a set of watercolors and I’ve been playing around with them ever since.

September 7, 2014

Got My Pencil

No. 297, 4" x 4" oil on gessoboard

Ready or not, it's school time!

I'm heading to a plein air class Friday. Can't wait!

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September 2, 2014

Pea Green

No. 296, 6" x 6", oil on gessoboard

I stopped by Starbucks the other day for a coffee and was feeling lazy, so I went through the drive-thru. The person who took my order started off by saying...Welcome to Starbucks! My favorite color is COBALT BLUE...what's yours? So, I said CHARTREUSE! Then he took my order, which was a cafe mocha (of course). When my order came out I noticed the sleeve was pea green. Another great color, so I though I would paint it. I love the challenge of mixing color!

September 1, 2014

Summer Treat


No. 295, 6″ x 6″, oil on gessoboard

I’ve had this colander forever and just didn’t know how to incorporate it into a still life. Then this thought came to me!

Slowly, but surely getting back into doing these little still life paintings.

August 12, 2014

On the Easel : A Maybe

No. 294, 6″ x 6″, oil on gessoboard

It’s good to be back painting still life again! The dress above is a maybe for a wedding I’ll be attending and it’s “a maybe” because I think I could have painted it better. A little rusty with the oil paints, but I knew that would be the case. I’m trying not to dwell on it too much.

Summer went by so fast! I had a great time doing some, but not enough, sketching and improvisational painting.

I’ve been thinking of making some changes to my blog/social media practices. When I work in oils, I usually don’t get a very good photo of my painting until it dries and I scan it so, I think I’m just going to post “on the easel” pics to Instagram. Then when the painting is dry and available for purchase, I’ll post it here.

Also…Wednesdays are going to be “Watercolor Wednesday’s”. I’ve been using watercolors all summer and truly enjoy them. I hope to get much better at them and I’ll be sharing some of my watercolor work on Wednesday’s.

July 13, 2014

Intermission


Since I have been doing such a great job NOT painting, I thought I would embrace it and enjoy the summer. My son has exactly only 1 month left of summer and then he will be back to school and I will be heading back into the studio.

I have enrolled in a few online classes this summer. The one I am in right now is Sketchbook Skool’s Seeing course. So far it has been great and I’ll be posting my assignments on Flickr and Instagram. I’ll share those links with you once I get something posted.

My Etsy shop is still open and don’t forget to check out my deals on Ebay.

Last week my kids and I headed out on a photo shoot. I have been wanting to paint some landscapes, so we drove out into the country to get inspired. The photo above is from that trip.

Have a great summer! See you soon!

May 18, 2014

Soft Spoken

No. 291, 6" x 6", acrylic on gessoboard
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I have been enjoying my first week of an online Intuitive Painting class with Flora Bowley. The class is more about creating abstract work, but I thought it would be great to apply what I’m learning to still life as well. Below are 2 paintings I’ve been working on this past week for my class.






May 9, 2014

Catch

No. 290, 4" x 4", oil on gessoboard

This will be the last "dog" ball for now. My dog, Zoe, is relieved that I won't be painting anymore of her toys. She doesn't really like to share, but she does LOVE to play CATCH! She's very good at it and would play for hours if she found someone willing to throw the ball for hours.

May 4, 2014

Buds

No. 289, 6" x 6" oil on gessoboard

I love the contrast of the delicate rose buds and the beer bottle.

April 29, 2014

Another Ball


No. 287, 4" x 4", oil on gessoboard
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It was raining so, I had to paint inside today. My dog, Zoe, made sure to stay close while I was painting. I guess she didn't trust me with her favorite toy. 

April 28, 2014

A Ball


No. 286, 4" x 4" oil on gessoboard
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This painting is my first attempt at painting outdoors. It was a beautiful morning so I collected all my paint supplies and headed to the backyard. It's amazing how wonderful colors look in real sunlight. I just chose a simple subject, but something I have never painted before...a ball. And not just any ball, this is my dog Zoe's birthday ball. She loves to "Get the ball!"



March 31, 2014

Found

No. 283, 6" x 6", acrylic on gessoboard
Available in my Etsy shop.

We were doing a little spring cleaning this weekend and I found this bowl in the basement. I totally forgot we had it. It had only been missing for 10 years! I need to do some more searching in the basement…who knows what I’ll find! :)


March 25, 2014

Room For One

6"x6", oil on gessoboard
Available in my Etsy shop.

There was room for only one orange in the bowl. The others will just have to wait their turn.

I really want to go to a painting workshop this year, but I can't decide which one I want to go to!

March 23, 2014

Heirloom Tomato

6"x6", oil on gessoboard
Available in my Etsy shop.

I always love the organic shape of heirlooom tomatoes. They are almost kind-of disgusting looking, but cute!

March 19, 2014

Love Letter

4"x4", oil on gessoboard
Available on ebay.

Some days my still life painting just doesn't work out. So, instead of wiping it, I thought I would just make an abstract out of it. Last week I was painting a love letter in a bottle and it was not working for me. I was loving the colors, so I started making the objects into shapes and this is what I came up with.

March 17, 2014

Putting Out Fires

6"x6", acrylic on gessoboard
Available in my Etsy shop.

My son was on spring break last week, so this was the first painting I had time for in quite a few days. It seemed like with every new stroke I made I had to fix something else. Putting out one fire after another. I feel like it's maybe overworked, but I do like the colors! That made me happy.

March 14, 2014

Asparagus on the Side


6"x6", oil on gessoboard
SOLD

Yummy asparagus. I love the greens and hints a lavender you find in asparagus.

March 12, 2014

Perfume Wanna Be

4"x4", oil on gessoboard
Available in my Etsy shop.

This little bottle of nail polish wants to be a bottle of perfume. It's a little bottle of Revlon's Parfumerie nail polish. Yes, it is scented!

March 11, 2014

February 18, 2014

Macaroned

6″ x 6″, acrylic on gessoboard
Available in my Etsy shop.

This little macaron is marooned all by herself. Where did all the other macarons go? Maybe someones tummy!

Here are a few articles (1 and 2) to explain what a macaron is versus a macaroon.


February 13, 2014

275 You Rock

4″ x 4″, acrylic on gessoboard
Available in my Etsy shop.

It was a heat wave today 54 degrees!

February 12, 2014

274 You Flirt

4″ x 4″, acrylic on gessoboard, $30 click here to purchase
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February 11, 2014

273 Sweet Thing

4″ x 4″, acrylic on gessoboard, $30 click here to purchase
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What would conversation hearts to your sweetheart say?

February 10, 2014

272 XOX

still life, 4" x 4", acrylic, $30 click here to purchase
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Couldn't resist painting some conversation hearts.



February 1, 2014

271 No Place Like Home

still life, oil, 6″x6″, click here to bid

Been working on some home decorating projects. Trying to make my home more cottage chic, so I’m attempting to make white slipcovers for my love seats. They look pretty good…so far.

January 28, 2014

270 A Hopeless Romantic

still life, oil, 6"x6", click here to bid

I just finished reading A Hopeless Romantic by Harriett Evans and highly recommend it if you are a hopeless romantic...or just love chick lit.