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Monday, February 3, 2020

"Sunflower"


"Sunflower"
oil on linen, 4x4"
Frame included
painting 4x4" total outside
frame measurement 6 3/4"x 6 3/4"
the frame is more brown in color and not so dark


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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

"100% Cotton"

"100% Cotton"
oil, 14x11"
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I love the feel of cotton, I would say 99.9% of what I wear is cotton.
It's amazing with those cotton balls what can be made out of them,
from clothes, q-tips, sheets and so on.  
I painted this from life, was happy to find real cotton.

"Daisies Preserved"


"Daisies Preserved"
oil, 10x8"

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!!!