Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Garden Figs,still life,oil on canvas,8x10,price$150

This is a reworked painting that I started in August, 2014. I sometimes go back to older paintings and make changes. So on this blog I will put up the way it was, so you can see what I did to it.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Sunny Day Geranium,still life,oil on canvas,7x5,price$150

This is today's very wet red geranium. We will have a week of sunshine here in the Northwet.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter Flowers,still life,oil on linen,16x12,price$300

A lily plant for Easter. I painted is a year or so ago. I would like to go back and make the table one solid color.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

3 Mandarine Oanges,still life,oil on canvas,6x6.price$150

This is my third day painting the mandarines.The photo of this painting was taken out in the rain. I'll have to take the photos again when we have a sunny day and see if the colors are better.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

More Mandarines,still life,oil on canvas,8x10,$375

Today one more painting of Mandarines. This time looking straight at them . Yesterday I looked down on them. Again I find it so much fun to mix the colors. I took the painting's picture out in the rain today. So the colors in the image are a bit dull.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mandarins,still life,oil on canvas,8x8,price$350

I brought these mandarines home from the store this morning to paint. I loved that the leaves were in tacked.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Asparagus, still life,oil on canvas,6x6,price$100

Today I painted the Asparagus that I bought at the store. I may try again before we eat it.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Spring Daffodils,landscape,oil on canvas,8x10.price$300

This is what is in bloom right now in Skagit County, Washington
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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Two Pots of Geraniums,still life,oil on linen panel,12x9,price$400

This was a challenge today. I started out with the sunlight on the plants. So I ended up with a light on the plants because the light moved, changed, and then went away. I was painting on a textured linen. I like to paint on smooth canvas. But I am happy with how it is now.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Threshold,figure,oil on canvas,20x16,priceNFS

This is a painting that I have been working on for the upcoming show "Threshold". I painted a smaller painting of this figure in the door way last year. The show is about women, care and nurture. I think a pregnant women on the threshold of motherhood will fit in the show.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March Geranium,still life,oil on canvas,12x9,price$400

This is another new oil painting of a geranium plant. I put up two images because there is a small change I made on the painting in the second image. The second image is also lighter. Please know that because I paint in oils they are WET the day I show them on my blog. It takes a good week to dry to the touch. Because I like to Vanish with Gamvar and I have had to send off paintings right away I asked the experts at Gamblin if I could varnish my paintings before 6 month. They told me to go ahead when it's dry to the touch. They also told me that I could use a cold wax medium if I wanted a dull finish. Any time you need technical help from Gambin they are most helpful. They also have videos to show you how to do things.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Model,figure,graphite drawing on paper,24x18,price$200

The drawings are from our Thursday morning model. I did 4 drawings. The other 3 are on my blog. 20 minutes each. They are on white paper but the image comes out dark.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Summer Pansies,still life,oil on canvas,9x12,priceNFS

This is an older painting of pansies. I was busy getting ready for two upcoming shows today. Somehow it took all day.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Sunflowers in Jade Vase,still life,oil on canvas.14x11,price$500

I went back to painting sunflowers today. This painting is a bit larger so I could show some of the jade vase.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Little Yellow Pansies,still life,oil on canvas,6x6,price$200

Our power was out until after 1 pm today. I wasn't sure that I would have a computer. But all is fine. Here is the painting that I did today.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Geranium in Black Pot,still life,oil on canvas,10x8,price$250

Today's painting is of my new geranium plant that I brought home yesterday. I enjoy painting the reds and greens in this plant.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Pots of Purple Pansies,still life,oil on canvas,8x10,price$250

Today's flowers are purple. I have so much fun mixing colors to get the purple and greens.Same pink background as yesterday.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Pink Primrose in Pot,still life,oil on canvas,8x8,price$250

I wanted today's pink primroses to have a pink background. I think it works. Still working on my large painting for Threshold show.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Pansies in Glass,still life,oil on canvas,7x5,price$200

A painting of pansies in a drinking glass. Also drawings of our model John. I did these in our Thursday morning drawing group. John is a retired teacher.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Today's Sunflowers,still life,oil on canvas,8x10.price$200

I painted the sunflowers again today. I like today's better. The sun is so bright today it made it hard for me to take a good photo image. I posted yesterday's painting again because I painted on it a tiny bit.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Jumping Sunfowers,still life,oil on canvas,8x10,price$200

Today's painting is of the sunflowers that I brought home from the market This morning. I will paint them again tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016