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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"

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
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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.
 
  

Hydrangeas in the Cottage"

"Hydrangeas in the Cottage"
oil, 14x11"
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I really enjoy painting window scenes, it gives you a
feeling of being inside looking out.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

"Nursery Flowers"

"Nursery Flowers"
oil, 11x14" Sold
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God made the flowers for you!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

"One Rhododendron"

"One Rhododendron"
oil, 14x11"
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Early last month my Rhododendrons were almost on their
way out. I cut this one off and painted it from life.
When living in California to grow a Rhode wasn't  easy,
here in Washington they grow enormous. We have
quite a few of them in our yard, one that really stands out is
our yellow one.
They are so beautiful when their in bloom! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

"Violets and Tea"

 "Violets and Tea"
oil, 8x10"


 I set this still life up finding objects to add to the violets in 
the clay pot and came up with this composition. I always
love to paint the light and of course the shadows too!
I am so grateful for all of God's creation, it just amazes me.
I remember years ago when I first started to paint, I picked 
a small flower and examined it carefully and was so 
excited to see how each petal was perfectly placed in 
perfect order. 


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

"Good Morning"


"Good Morning"
oil, 10x8" Sold


What caught my eye to paint this painting of Henry
was the way he was positioned,
I liked how the composition formed a circle.
The position of Henry was confusing my mind at first while painting
him, I really had to keep thinking of shapes, positive and
negative etc.. All and all I am very happy how it
turned out. He is so adorable!  

Thursday, April 25, 2019

"Painting Within"

"Painting Within"
oil, 10x8"


I set this still life up and decided to put a painting within a 
painting. I wanted to have the painting to have
a more simple and fun look with the painting sitting 
on the easel. It took awhile to figure out, I always second guess myself
  so I just went for it and it felt right.


Thursday, April 4, 2019

"The Greenhouse"

"The Greenhouse"
oil, 14x11" Sold
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 This in one of the properties that my friends and I stopped at while
participating in a garden tour. It's in a woodsy area with land
that's left natural. There were goats, chickens, peacocks and
more. While walking through the beautiful settings I came
across this greenhouse, it really struck me the way the light was
warm and subtle. The house on the property was built in the
early 1900's.






Tuesday, April 2, 2019

"To Paint the Flower"

"To Paint the Flower"
oil, 10x8"

I usually start my paintings with
a simple sketch and not real
detailed. There are times I am
not happy with the composition 
and have to wipe areas out. So 
I don't want to get to picky in 
the beginning. I love the start of 
a painting it always feels 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

"Lavenders in Tin"


"Lavenders in Tin"
oil, 10x8" Sold


I have been in the mood to paint tin cans lately, they are used
to can all sorts of food products but they are very fun and intriguing
to paint. I love the shiny silver of the can that reflects like a mirror causing
many values that surrounds it. Plus I love to paint flowers!


"Red Geraniums Full Bloom"

"Red Geraniums Full Bloom"
oil, 10x8" Sold