Thursday, February 28, 2019

Delicate Poppy

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This beautiful poppy is one of my favorite flowers. I love the delicate paper thin petals that glow in the sunlight. I also love the stems because they are thin and willowy and have little hairs running up and down. I hope I have captured the beauty of the poppy in this small painting. You can click the link above to bid on this painting for a very low beginning bid.  The auction engages tomorrow.


Saturday, February 23, 2019

French Geraniums

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This painting is from a photo reference of some geraniums spotted in France. I love the contrast of the red blossoms with the super green foliage all set against the dark background of the shaded window.  The piece is painted on gessoboard.


Friday, February 15, 2019

Winter View

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We've been having lots of snow here in the west.  It has been interesting living in an area of the country where they know how to deal with snow. It's been a beautiful season as well. This is the view I get to see in the winter when I look outside our home. The snow glistens against the red rocks and makes the bluebird sky look even brighter. Painting this was so much fun,  I may have to paint it again in a larger size.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Winter Evening

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I haven't painted a nocturne in awhile.  I've had this photo for a couple of years now and it spoke to me as a painting.  It's from our old neighborhood in Ohio.  I walked by this house frequently on winter evening walks with our dog.  The people living here must have had a dog because it was always a favorite stop for our dog to stop and check his pee-email.  I loved how the light illuminated the icy driveway and lit up the windows, creating a cozy feeling. Click the link above to bid in my Daily Paintworks auctions at an incredible starting bid!!


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Looking Towards Winter

This painting is from a photo I took this fall looking towards the ski slopes in Park City UT.  It's a far cry from what I see out my window today.  We have had the most snow I have ever seen and it keeps snowing.  So much so that the area where I live has had to contract dump trucks to come in and haul away the snow.  But the area is beautiful and I am enjoying winter and all it has to offer.

The farm is near our home and viewable from the bike trail.  I loved the various shades of gold from the late summer, early autumn grasses. The work is painted on stretched canvas, a surface I haven't used in awhile. In some ways I like it because of the blending that can be achieved. 


Monday, February 4, 2019

Just a Hunch

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This cute cat is all hunched over looking like it is ready to pounce.  This is another photo from The Morgue File and I selected the photo for a reference because I loved the eyes.  It's amazing how getting a good likeness seems to always depend on getting the sparkle in the eyes just right.  I hope I have achieved the sparkle in this one.


Sunlit Willow

Click to Bid The willow tree is one of my favorites. I love the shape of the tree, it's tiny leaves that glimmer in the sunlight and ...