This is a still life set up from mandarin oranges that I purchased at the grocery. I loved these oranges because they still had their beautiful leaves and stems attached. This piece is painted on a red toned gesso board.
I found the reference photo for this cute pup on the MorgueFile. His expression reminded me so much of our Labrador Retriever that died last year. He seems to be asking for something with those eyes, don't you think?
This piece is painted on a red toned gessoed board.
The inspiration for this painting came from my daughter's cat, who I sometimes get to catsit. When he comes to our house, he roams from room to room, telling everyone his troubles. Once he settles down, he peers out the window and daydreams and sleeps the day away.
This painting is painted on gessoboard that was toned in red.
The inspiration for this painting came from an evening out with my husband. We were sitting on the patio of a restaurant as the sun was setting. As I turned around to look at the sun, I saw it glinting off a courthouse and the sun was peeking under some clouds. I caught a quick photo and the rest is history. Painted on a reddish toned board, you can see some of the red peeking through. The diagonal power line helps direct your eye to the focal point, the courthouse tower.
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I spotted this cow and calf during a painting event in the midwest. They were a sweet pair and the calf was definitely being sheltered by its mother. It was a moment I wanted to capture. I painted this on a wood grained panel that had been treated with a clear gesso. I loved the look of the wood grain and decided to leave a portion of the painting unfinished to save some of the beautiful background.
I liked this look and may try to do this again in other paintings.
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Here is another cow, this one a dairy cow, wearing her favorite earring. I painted this on a board that was gessoed clear, allowing the wood grain to show through around the edges. The painting is cradled and then framed with a stunning black floater frame, adding dimensionality to the work.