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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

"Pansies"



"Pansies"
Oil, 9x4"
Frame 9 3/4 x 4 3/4" 
Handle to handle 11"


I painted the flowers from life and decided to just add the flowers without 
the pots to go with this antique frame that I purchased from an antique 
show. Not sure how old the frame is, I am guessing late 1800's to early 
1900's. I collect antique frames and it is hard to part with them. I admire the
professional craftsmanship that went into them. I purchase new or old frames
from all over the country, I just love frames and how they complement
the painting. I will search high and low for 
that perfect frame.

Friday, July 7, 2017

"Farmhouse Gerberas"


"Farmhouse Gerberas"
oil, 8x10

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Painted from life but it was a good thing that I painted the flowers that day
because the next day they had moved a lot. Not real fun when they move, have
to remember what they looked like, start over, or take a picture before they move.  

Friday, June 23, 2017

"Mini Daffodils in Delft"


"Mini Daffodils in Delft"
Oil 8x10"
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These miniature daffodils were growing in our garden and I put them in a delft pot. Delft is a blue used in Dutch art that was painted on pottery, ceramic and many more objects. It was founded by 
David Anthoniz van der Pieth in 1653 that originated in Delft. The history on it is very interesting.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"Primroses in Red"


"Primroses in Red"
oil, 8x10"
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Earlier this spring I brought these primroses into my
studio to paint. I loved the look of the deep red flowers
against the yellow centers.
I will be doing a demo at the gallery I'm in, went to the nursery
and picked up a gerbera and some pansies to paint.
We have been working on our bathroom remodel, painting walls
picking out a vanity etc., so haven't been painting lately and am
excited to put that brush to the canvas instead of walls.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

"Gerberas"


"Gerberas"
oil, 8x10"
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I set these wonderful gerberas in my studio and painted them from
life.  What caught my interest to paint them was the deep rich color and
the beautiful display of their petals.  
Spring is here and 100's of annuals are starting to bloom. I love going to
the nursery, I admire all of them. Always looking for some to bring home to
paint first then plant.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

"Tulips"


"Tulips"
oil, 8x10"


I really enjoyed painting these beautiful tulips and how the light
hit the vase and frame.
The abstract painting led me to paint the wall with abstract
touches too. It seemed to pull it all together.

Monday, April 3, 2017

"Red Geraniums"


"Red Geraniums"
oil on linen
painting 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
frame 7"W x 5 1/2"H
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I really love this frame and thought red geraniums would 
be a good fit.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

"An Old Read Book"


"An Old Read Book"
oil, 8x10"
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This book was written back in the 1800's. It's old 
and falling apart but that is why I painted it.
Loved the character of the torn pages the binding
is really failing and the pages have turned a
brown color.
When I see this old book, I imagine in my mind someone way back
when holding and reading this book maybe under
candlelight. A different time a different way of living. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"Mt. Rainier"


"Mt. Rainier"
oil, 8x10"
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  When we moved from the bay area in CA to WA state, I thought 
Mt. Diablo was huge but when seeing Mt. Rainier for the 
first time, it took my breath away, it is so enormous and a beautiful
site to see.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

"The Red Barn"


"The Red Barn"
oil, 8x10"


We were driving down to California and I spotted this red barn off of
I5 in Oregon, had to get a picture of it to paint. I loved the 
field of greens and yellows that complimented 
the red barn.

Monday, February 6, 2017

"Mountain Mist"


"Mountain Mist"
oil, 8x10"
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It was a foggy day in the mountains of Washington,
what caught my eye were the trees in the background.
They looked so misty you could hardly see them.




Monday, January 23, 2017

"Country Lavender"


"Country Lavender"
Oil, 8x10"


It's always a treat to paint lavenders because of the
wonderful scent. These small milk bottles and the old wood
box remind of something you'd find in an old barn 
on the farm.

"A Place to Dream"


"A Place to Dream"
Oil, 8x8"
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"Painted Pansy"


"Painted Pansy"
Oil, 8x10"