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Friday, January 10, 2020

"Lobelia Color Mix”

"Lobelia Color Mix”
oil, 10x8"

During the summer I planted these lobelias and took some pictures
knowing that in winter months they would be gone. I prefer painting 
from life but annuals don't stay year round. Lobelias are one of 
my favorite flowers.

"Lorne"s Love for Geraniums"

"Lorne's Love for Geraniums"
oil, 14x11" Sold

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

"Violets and Perfume"

"Violets and Perfume"
oil, 10x8"
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  I have fun most of the time setting up an arrangement
of things. I started with the main object which are the flowers,
then I searched through my shelves where I keep a lot of my stuff
to paint to see if I can find something to go with the flowers.
 When I couldn't find anything there, I searched around the
house looking and looking, that won't work, no that won't
work either, then it clicked when I spotted this little perfume bottle
with it's little top, that worked!

Friday, November 1, 2019

"Summer Light"

"Summer Light"
oil, 16x20"
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My paintings are mostly done in tones, I strive mainly on
values first and keeping my colors also in check with values.
I always have to be excited about my subject, if I'm not which
happens sometimes, that painting goes no where
and is quite frustrating. When I get the right lighting on my
 subject that's really exciting to me!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

"Geraniums in Tin"

"Geraniums in Tin"
oil, 8x10"
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I really enjoy painting tin cans, love the reflections on the shiny silver 
tin. All my annuals are dying off now, very sad. But hopefully I will
search for cold weather flowers. Here in Washington State with the first
freeze the geraniums are gone and won't come back. Being from
California I am use to the fuchsias, geraniums etc. thriving for years.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

"Phlox"

"Phlox"
oil on linen panel, 8x10"

After purchasing these phlox's from the nursery
I placed the flowers on my lap on the drive home.
The sun was casting beautiful light and shadows on them, so
I snapped a few pictures so I could incorporate 
that same light into the painting.
When something strikes me for a painting to paint,
act quickly, take a photo or write down my ideas
for a painting (subject matter etc.) I sometimes
wish I had remembered that thought or had taken that photo,
  I have done that quite often and regret it. (I'm talking to myself)
This time I didn't second guess and went for it! Flowers in my lap
in the car with wonderful light!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

"Overflowing Pansies"

"Overflowing Pansies"
oil, 8x10"

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My pansies were so abundant this year they overflowed the
pot they were in. Didn't get much sunshine this summer in the 
pacific northwest although pansies seem to do better in cooler weather. 
Our other annuals didn't do to well, a bit straggly.   

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

"Bucket of Lobelia"

"Bucket of Lobelia"
oil, 8x8" Sold

These wonderful lobelias were out on my deck just glowing in the sun.
Lobelias are one of my favorite flowers to paint. 
They are such dainty flowers by themselves but when they 
mass together the colors are so vibrant. 

Saturday, September 7, 2019

"The Day is Done"

"The Day is Done"
oil, 6x6 Sold
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When setting this still life up I pictured it being evening and
the day was done. The candle blown out, the glasses taken off,
the book closed and the teacup was empty.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

"Hydrangea"

"Hydrangea"
oil, 7x5" Sold

My husband cut this hydrangea and put it into
a really fancy crystal glass. When I first saw it
I thought it was so beautiful I had to paint it.
How wonderful it was to take a break
from wondering what I should paint next!!! 
              

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

"Ready to Plant the Pansies"

"Ready to Plant the Pansies"
oil, 11x14"
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Bought these pansies at the nursery and set this arrangement up
to paint in my studio.
I really enjoy painting scenes that  are a part of my life and love doing,
picking out the flowers, getting the clay pot ready for new
dirt and of course to water, but the most rewarding is watching them grow
and enjoying the beauty that God has created
for us.


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

"Bursting Petunias"

"Bursting Petunias"
oil, 8x10"

My husband brought these petunias home to plant in our garden, 
hold on, I told him, those need to be painted. I started out 
painting them in their containers from the nursery then decided 
to put them in a basket instead. It felt like they were 
trailing out of the painting.
Sketch


Under painting
This is when I decided to put them in a basket

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

"Lilies"

"Lilies"
oil, 14x11"
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I set these beautiful lilies up in my studio to paint from life. They seemed to
last awhile, so didn't have to rush but they did start to move.
Sometimes I'll take a picture of the flowers if they move to much
so I can look at the photo where they were in the beginning when
painting them. Or try to remember their position.
I love that little cup, I've used it in quite a few of my paintings.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

"Glowing Daffodils"

"Glowing Daffodils"
oil, stretched linen
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I painted these daffodils during the time the daffodils
were blooming. I wait awhile until my paintings are
dry enough to varnish. It was daylight but decided to
make it nighttime with indoor light. The daffodils seemed to 
glow better with a dark background.