Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I'm a Fan. Are you?


I painted this for three reasons:

1. I love vintage antiques. Mostly the smalls (as American Pickers call them).
2. This reminds me of when I was a kid. Those hot summer night and how I could feel the great breeze these old fans produce.
3. I admire the work of Chistopher Stott and Wendy Chidester.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

"Little Red Barn"

I painted this from a photograph taken in late winter, when the snow was melting and the fields were muddy. This was done on canvas board, which was very different for me. It gives a blended quality with a lot of soft edges.

Friday, June 21, 2013

#4 "Half Time"

I am enjoying this goal. Playing with brush stokes, amount of paint etc. You know, the ever changing process of trying to improve.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

# 3 "Peelin' Out"

So, maybe you have noticed that I have posted three paintings in the last three days. I didn't want to say anything, but, I'm going for 30 paintings in 30 days. I'll go for 30 days and then see if I can continue. I'm already exhausted, but having a blast. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"Stacked Up"

I had a hard time painting this one. I had a lot of trouble with the white cup. Oh well, onward and upward, right?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"Blue Plate Special"

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I have to paint everyday. I've known that's what I've needed to do. If I don't paint for a week it is so hard to get back into it, I find myself with major painters block. So, I'm committed (I say that for myself more than anyone else. You know it's that motivational thing.)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Apple Slice

Not much to say about this painting. I just like painting apples and want to practice and keep getting better. I am loving being in the studio lately! ...enjoy.

Friday, March 29, 2013

"Quarters, Half and Wholes"

I have really been enjoying myself painting this week. Just the pure joy of painting, the process  and development that comes with practice.

The name of this piece just popped in my head as I was working on it. I know not to original.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

"Cherry Couple"

I like these cherries. They are nudging up against each other, like they are in love.
They are also connected to one another by their stems. So, I named the painting
"Cherry Couple"

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


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Where I live, there is this cute little consignment shop and I often go there to look for items to paint. This time I came across some "Fiestaware" that caught my eye. When I went to pay for it the lady said "Oh, I see you have some Fiestaware". Now, I didn't even know what "Fiestaware" was, I just thought the cup and saucer was cute. I just nodded my head and said "Sure do!"

Monday, February 25, 2013

Apple Study

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I had a group of apple and wanted to practice brush stoke techniques. I kinda like it.