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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.