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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Violets 5x5 oil Sold

Painting to me is to use your creativity, not always what you see exactly but what you feel while making that decision for each brushstroke. By looking at one area of the painting only, you can see if the rest falls into place. Composition, color balance, focal point of interest, etc.. I usually set up a still life to paint from but I change the colors often and add things that aren't there. It isn't finished until that feeling takes place. You really can't explain it, but I am sure you artists know what I am talking about. I don't think Rembrandt's brushstrokes were exactly what he saw, it just made sense to him. I wanted to capture a stream of light hitting the violets, with the left and right side of the painting in shadow. That thought didn't happen until half way through the painting. Thinking beyond the beyond, is what I call it. Painting with your heart and mind will bring forth an image but you cannot go back and retrieve those same thoughts, that's why each painting is a brand new challenge.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Black-cap Basking 5x5 oil Sold

So many Black-capped Chickadees in my yard since we put up a bird feeder. Chickadees are one of the easiest birds to attract to feeders, for suet, sunflower, and peanuts. They don’t mind using tiny hanging feeders that swing in the wind, and also readily visit window feeders. Planting willow, alder, and birch trees provides future nesting habitat for chickadees.Chickadees are active, acrobatic, curious, social birds that live in flocks, often associating with woodpeckers, nuthatches, warblers, vireos, and other small woodland species. They feed on insects and seeds, but seldom perch within several feet of one another while taking food or eating. Flocks have many calls with specific meanings.  

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lavender Sprigs Farm Cut 6x6 oil Sold

Took a ride out to Squim to check out the lavender festival and the lavender farms. At the farms there were rows and rows of beautiful lavenders. We cut a   beautiful bunch of sprigs. My whole house smelled of lavenders just from those cuttings. Of course I had to paint them. I not only did this painting but two other larger paintings in different poses. My studio still has that aroma of the lavender scent even though they are starting to dry. Beautiful flowers, wonderful scent, thank you God.