Sunday, August 29, 2021

Petals A Plenty


Petals A Plenty  oil 12x9 inches
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I painted this piece originally in 2017.  Recently I made some major changes, mostly to the surface and background in the interest of better color harmony.   I also added the fallen debris.  Normally I'd post the "before" photo, but I lost a lot of my files when my computer crashed a couple of years ago.  I hope you've had a nice weekend.  I got my second Covid vaccination on Friday and I'm almost back to normal today.  Stay well, my friends!

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Gerainiums & Berries


Geraniums & Berries  oil 8x8 inches
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Some geraniums from my yard with local strawberries.  This vintage sugar bowl makes a set with the creamer in my previous post.  The shine gives off some nice reflections.  I painted this in March.  
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Monday, August 23, 2021

Stawberries & Cream


Strawberries & Cream  oil 8x8 inches
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Painted from life in the studio, some geraniums from my yard with local strawberries.  I love green & red together.  

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Too Corny?


Too Corny?  oil 10x10 on cradled panel
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I love the colors of Fall.  I had a great time with this one.  Though it may look tediously painted, I used a fairly large brush and painted the kernels in just a few steps.  This is on a cradled wood panel, ready to hang or frame as you like.  

Friday, August 13, 2021

Randy's Whate Tours


Randy's Whale Tours  12x9 acrylic
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A while back I bought some acrylic paint.  I wanted to play around with a fast drying water soluable medium.  I thought maybe they would be more convenient to travel with,  Well I haven't been able to leave my oils at home yet!  In any case, this is one of two paintings I have finished in acrylic.  We visited Monterey a few years back, so I used my photo reference for this painting.  

Monday, August 9, 2021

Biplane Beauty -a plein air painting from Cable Airport


Biplane Beauty  9x12 oil
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The second painting from our day at Cable Airport.  This one was soon going back up, so I painted as fast as a could.  I got most of it in before our time to paint was up, and finished it the next day in my studio.  I loved the vibrant color of this plane.  

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

War Bird -a plein air painting from Cable Airport


War Bird  oil 9x12 inches
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In February my friend Martha invited me to join her for a plein air day at Cable Airport not too far from home.  A real "plane air" day! This war bird is privately owned by a Vietnam War veteran.  He's very proud of her and takes her up every Wednesday.  I had forgotten what type of plane it is, so I asked my good friend, Ken, a USMC Veteran who says it's a Stinsons L5. I regretted not having a very wide panel with me.  The plane is squeezed onto the 9x12 and will need a floater frame for sure.  

Monday, August 2, 2021

Valentine Bouquet


Valentine Bouquet  oil 12x12 inches
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I really enjoyed painting this bouquet given to me by my husband.  A variety of sizes makes a still life more interesting.  I painted the teeny tiny bits and lines last, and just as I expected, they tied the whole painting together.  One might think they were baby's breath, but no.  Even smaller!  I don't really know what they were, but they added sparkle much like a highlight on a shiny object. 
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