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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"Blooming", oil 5"x 5" SOLD

"Blooming" oil 5x5"

I am obsessing on geraniums again, why, I don't know. I guess that they just
have that certain style that catches my eye.
I have been so busy lately with commissions, some of the commissions will be used 
just for prints and will be sent off to Finland. I will be putting the originals for sale
on DPW. probably in a month or two.
  I also got a call today to do a painting for a book cover, that
is really exciting! 

Geranium Trio oil 8x10

"Geranium Trio" oil 8x10

 My first choice is to paint from life, as these were but sometimes the flowers 
aren't in bloom so I go to my reference photos or from memory. Flowers come and go but
a flower painted is a living moment in time that stay. 

Pitcher and Grapes oil 8x10

"Pitcher and Grapes" oil 8x10"
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This painting was painted from life. I started out with a light background, it
seemed to wash out the pitcher and glass, so changing it to a darker background
I was able to capture the highlights from the glass and have the pitcher stand out more. I really
loved how the shadow from the glass rolled across the pitcher and a wonderful cast of color.

Monday, October 6, 2014

"Vintage Oil Can" oil 8x8"

This oil can, grease gun and inline filter are from the 40's. They belong to
my brother that collects vintage items, we have a lot in common, I 
love vintage also and really enjoyed painting this.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"Nasturtium" acrylic 4x4 Sold

This is painted on gesso board, the sides are painted on 1" cradled wood, it is wired and
ready to hang. 
The painting is a 4 x 4 miniature.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

"Impatiens" oil 5x7

Impatiens painted from life. Impatiens are one of my favorite shade flowers. I 
have some in a hanging basket and some in containers, they are so beautiful.

"Quiet Light" oil 8x8 Sold

Each brushstroke came from within my mind. I started out with the 
bed and kept on going. I wanted to make sure the light was in 
perspective and checked my living room window to see how the 
light hit the wall. It reminds me of a quite place with a touch of light.

Friday, September 12, 2014

"Farm House" oil 8x10

When traveling through Eatonville, WA, I had seen this beautiful scene and had to paint it.
  Eatonville, also the most part of Washington has gorgeous scenery. Farming land, many trees
lakes, creeks, Mt Rainier and so on.
I was asked again to demo at the Washington State Fair in the fine arts department Saturday the 13th from 10:00am till 8:00pm.  It's called the miniature paint out. Along with myself and three 
other artists, we each paint in a different mediums, I will be painting in oils.  I have a lot
of fun spending time with the artists and meeting many people. The crew that works in the fine art department are extremely organized and a joy to be around. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"Creek Bed" oil 8x10

This scene is of a creek bed that is located in Eatonville, WA. The beauty of what God has created is so perfect and it's all for us!

Monday, September 1, 2014

"Supper Light" oil 8x10 SOLD

A painting I did of a dinning table that is set for an early supper. I painted this from Pioneer Farm Museum. This old cabin was built in the eighteen hundreds along with all their belongings. I can picture the family after a hard days work, tending the farm animals, tilling the land, washing 
the clothes and so on, sitting down to this table with gratitude in their hearts.   

"Lavender Road" oil 8x10

This is the house of the property owners of the lavender fields and vineyards. It is located in Eatonville, Washington. I did a show there and was overwhelmed with the beauty.  

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"Laundering" oil 8x8

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While in the car and driving for scenic views to paint we noticed a sign, this way to Pioneer Farm Museum, (lets go). It was way out yonder, we thought we missed it but finally found the place. It was wonderful, everything was from the eighteen hundreds, school house, teachers house, barn and so on. The tour guide was dressed for that period of time along with the other workers. They staged everything down to the clothesline the way it would look way back when. I took some photos to paint from and this is one them.

"Lavender Fields II" oil 8x10 Sold

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                                    This is another painting of a series of lavenders in a field. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Amongst the Weeds" oil 6x6 Sold

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                    When I glanced down to see a jungle of beauty it became a painting. 

"Lavender Fields I" oil 8x10 Sold

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This is another painting of the lavender farm area, still have more to come. I was on a roll, couldn't stop painting those beautiful lavenders.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lavender Farm oil 8x10 Sold

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I did an art show here at this lavender farm and winery in July. I had never been here before and was
overwhelmed with its beauty. The gorgeous lavender fields, the trees and the grape vines just spectacular. It was an overcast day though at times the sun would peek through. I took some photos and am doing a series of them. This is my first post of the "Lavender Farm".

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Geraniums in Light oil 5x7 Sold

"Geraniums in Light"'
oil, 5x7"

     I seem to never tire of painting the geraniums. I bring them in to paint from life, I pick the ones
     with moss on the pots. The moss is so artistic in itself.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Country Purple

 "Country Purple"
oil, 5x7"

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                                                  I painted this from what I saw in my 
                                                  mind. After it was done I saw country
                                                  and I saw beautiful purple.  

Monday, July 14, 2014

"Marigolds in Morning Light" oil 5x7 SOLD

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​I am so drawn to the light and shadows in paintings. When visiting the museums my eyes always go to paintings with beautiful lights and shadows. I grew up in Saratoga, CA, the surroundings were so beautiful, lots of trees, creeks etc.. When I was a child I was always observing the lights and shadows in nature. Gods creation is so perfect.  

Monday, June 30, 2014

"Dianthus Glowing in Red", oil 5x7 Sold

I picked these dianthus from my garden. When the light shinned on them the reds were glowing with color. I wanted to capture in a painting those beautiful reds. What a treat and honor to enjoy what God has createdf for all of us.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

"Lobelia Basking" oil 8x10 SOLD


I love lobelias, so dainty but so colorful when in clusters. Every year I have to plant lobelias, I normally plant them in pots. Certain flowers catch my eye and this is one of them.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

"California Seagull" oil 6x6

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This seagull was enjoying his surroundings, keeping a seagull eye on everything, giving me a chance to take some pictures. This was at Cannery Row down at the marina in Monterey, California. I painted a larger painting of this seagull but thought it would be fun to paint a smaller version to get a close up of him or her.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

"Blooming Lilacs" oil 8x10

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This is another painting from my lilac tree. There was a fence behind the tree but I decided to make it a blue wall to play off the blue shadows in the flowers.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"Red Dianthus" 8x10 oil

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I had saved some green olive jars, I really like the shape of them. So I took some clippings from the dianthus that I was growing in pots and placed them in the olive jars to paint. I would say most flowers don't make good models, they move but that won't stop me from painting them they are to beautiful not to.

Monday, June 9, 2014

"Lilacs in Dressed in White" oil 8x8

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From the Beginning till Birth Oil Paintings

Stage 1 "Mama"
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Stage 2 "Mama's Eggs"
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Stage 3 "Mama Sitting on Her Nest"
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Stage 4 "Babies Born"
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I was sitting out on my deck and noticed a Junco bird walking right pass me. My eyes followed where she was heading. She flew right up into my planter stand which contained some yellow primroses, she was building her nest along with her mate.

I was really worried because other birds had built their nests in my flower containers on the deck before and the babies didn't make it. I was nervous but I couldn't stop her, she was on a roll bringing in straw, moss etc., etc.

I took pictures with each process, from building the nest till the babies where born. The painting where she is sitting on her nest, I was sitting pretty close to her and zoomed in with my camera. The painting that shows the babies born, I was able to get a shot from inside the house looking down at them. 
I would whistle, Jesus Loves You every time I would walk out on the deck, they seemed to feel comfortable around me.

The babies did make it and flew away but I think that they are still around and feeding from the bird feeder. 

After the nest was empty I saw the mother days later on the roof. I whistled that tune again to see if it was her, she flew down by me and sat on the chair to say hello. To my surprise she laid some more eggs about two weeks later, they made it too.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

"Sprig in the Cottage Sink" oil 8x8

This old sink was in a cottage in Carmel that my husband and I stayed in. I have painted this sink before in different perspectives. I picked the sprig of geraniums from the window box outside the cottage. I am so attracted to old things, they have so much to say without speaking. 

"Spring Brings the Lilacs" oil 8x10

The lilacs are in full bloom right now and are so beautiful. I have a lilac tree in my backyard that is covered with lilacs. I clipped some off the tree to paint this painting, they started to show a sign of wilting so had to get the painting done soon. I took some pictures of other set ups to paint, one of them are the tree itself. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Glowing Hydrangeas oil 8x10 SOLD

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Blooming Geranium oil 5x7

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

"The Painted Apple" oil 6x6 Sold

On the turps container I took some turps and paint and let the red and blue colors drip down.  Wanted to get that dripping effect, seemed to work real well. Getting ready to teach a workshop tomorrow, it is always exciting to see the end results of each students paintings.

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"Past Memories" oil 8x10

My friend Ken took this photo of this old collapsing barn, located in the Santa Cruz mountains. I grew up in the foothills of that area. Been to Santa Cruz quite a few times in my life as a child and adult. I was drawn to the beautiful blue in the shadows . So many memories lie within this frail old barn.

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A Walk in the Park oil 8x10

This is a painting of my husband and our bichon dog, Toby. It was a hot summer day and the light was coming through the trees casting these wonderful shadows. There is a lake in the middle of the park, you can walk around it and view the beautiful surroundings. The photo was taken a couple of years ago, I had always wanted to paint it and finally I did. Toby just took a few brush strokes and was done.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ice Tea and Sprig Mint oil 8x8

I set up this composition after noticing the light hitting the glass and pitcher. The light just made the glass sparkle. One of those moments your eye catches a still life as passing by.

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A Spot of Tea oil 5x5

This little green flowered teacup is one of my favorite teacups. I have used it in many paintings, sometimes just for the form and adding my own patterns on it.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Where Should I Build My Nest oil 6x6 SOLD

This bird, that I think is a sparrow was way up in a tree sitting on a branch. After painting it, it reminded me that this is the time that birds are looking for a place to build their nests. I already have a Junco on my deck in the same place as last year. I did some research on finding a mate and nest building, very interesting.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Pansies in a Basket oil 5x7

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Dragonfly oil 5x7

This dragonfly was always hanging out in my brother and his wife's backyard. They called him or her Big Red. They would see Big Red everyday for years, until one day the Big Red never showed up again. They miss Big Red. I took a picture of  Big Red and decided to paint this beautiful dragonfly with it's beautiful colors. Not sure why their called dragonfly. I will have to research how it got its name.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Shadows of the Mayweed oil 8x10 Sold

This scene was in my yard, the sun was bright that day casting these wonderful shadows.

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Flowers in the Teacup oil 6x6

I painted this one a lot looser with not much detail, where the focus was on color.

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Forest Light oil 8x10

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I painted these trees that were located in my backyard. I loved how the light trickled within the shadows.

Primroses and Tea oil 8x8

This was painted from life, the light was coming from below casting shadows upward.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spring Brings the Pansies oil 5x5 SOLD

I was sitting on my deck and glanced over at the pansies and saw these beautiful shadows and how the sun was trickling down on the flowers. Always thinking what to paint next but when a moment like this happens it is so exciting and I can't wait to get the paints on the pallet.

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Peeking Primrose oil 5x5

After the painting was finished it bothered me that the jar was in to much light so I decided to lower the value on the jar. The first thing I thought of when it was finished it looked like it was peeking out behind the wall.

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Juicy Tomato oil 6x6 Sold

I taught a workshop last year and used this setup for the students. I liked the composition so much and decided to paint another one.

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