Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fresh Fruit

Hi there! Sorry I haven't posted the last few weeks, we just came from back from a stay in Siesta Key. So great to get away from the cold, I'll have to hang onto those warm memories to get me through our long winter. 

This little painting is a 5" x 7" canvas painted in oils. I picked up this grapefruit in back of our condo in Siesta Key and these little orange fruits looked just like oranges to me though tiny.  Painting the leaves was the most fun.  Do you know what the tiny little orange fruits are? 

So great to be back 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Small ones

Hello friends!  All of these are little 6" x 8" oil paintings.  I recently bought a case of gold frames this size so I've been setting up some still lifes to paint.  Time to buy more fresh flowers, it really excites me to paint real flowers.

In a few weeks I plan to run a sale on my website, I'll let you know.

Stay warm and thank you for visiting me.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sunflowers

Hello there! Sure cooling off here but I love Fall with all the changing colors.

Last week I painted 5 paintings with daisies and yellow mums until they died. I bought some sunflowers and have done three paintings using them and this is one of those.  I am having a ball painting with fresh flowers instead of silk. 

This is oil on a 8" x 10" panel. 

So nice of you to check in on me. ��

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fresh Flowers

Hi Friends,  my birthday was Monday and my sister brought me a bouquet of flowers. I took some Tuesday when I painted with my group and painted this, oil on a 8" x 10" canvas.  I have done two more paintings since using these flowers and different vases. I have lots of wonderful silks but the real thing is the way to go, lesson learned.  I'll be buying fresh flowers when I can. 

I wanted to mention I have a sale going right now on my website until Thursday night, follow the link to the right.  One collection is reduced 20% with reduced shipping too.

I hope you are enjoying your day!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Still Life

Hi there! I just completed this, I set this up and painted from life.  This is oil on a 16" x 20" canvas. I paint a lot of dark backgrounds but felt like I wanted to lighten things up. I think I'm pretty happy with this but I'm at the "lookin at it stage" hehe.  

We have another Open House coming up this next Thursday at the co-op from 5-9 . Stop by if you are in the area. I put my Santa ornaments in my spot, hoping they'll be a hit. We are located at 105 East Main St. in Mason Ohio.      Thank you

Monday, October 6, 2014

"Look this Way"

This oil painting measures 8" x 10" , painted from a reference photo I took this summer. 

 I paint with two different groups and we critique in both. Critiques can be so helpful as we don't always see things with our little faces up against our canvases.  Anyway I took this for one of the group critiques and I had painted trees behind the cows and it just wasn't working for me.  I had brushed them out and at that point I had a dirty looking sky behind the cows.  One of the people in my group suggested I just paint in some clean sky color at the top and nothing else. I like the very subtle suggestion of trees in the background now. After all of this yapping I just wanted to say to get in on a group critique if possible or find someone who's work you respect and ask them.  They may come up with something you wouldn't consider doing on your own. 

Available on my website, link is to your right.

Thanks for your visit!


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Assorted Fruits

Hi there! I recently purchased a few Langnickle brushes and I love them.  I set up this still life to try out my new brushes.  They are soft and I thinned my paints a bit. I love the soft edges I get with these brushes.  I have heard Rosemary brushes are wonderful also, I plan to try a few of those eventually too.

This painting is oil on a 8" x 10" canvas and is available on my website, the link is to the right.

So nice of you to visit.