Saturday, April 30, 2016

Model with Auburn Hair,portrait,oil on canvas,16x12,priceNFS

This is Deva, the same model in Beauty Spot (Dec.5,2013), but with auburn hair instead of blond hair.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

YellowPurple Pansies,still life,oil on canvas,8x10,price$250

I picked up these lovely pansies yesterday from the "Garden Spot". I was looking for a plant to paint.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Model,portrait,graphite on paper,17x14,price$100

Another model posing for our drawing group. 20 minutes for the two drawings on my blog.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Cap on John,figure,graphite on paper,28x18,price$100

This is a drawing of John our model. He worked in our school system to help with the visually impaired students. He worked with both of my sons who are visually impaired. This is a 10 minute drawing. The other drawings of John on my blog today are 20 minute drawings.

Monday, April 25, 2016

April Peppers,still life,oil on canvas,6x6,price$100

I brought home these two peppers this morning from the store. I was going to do a wild and free painting but that didn't happen.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

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

This is a painting I did for an upcoming show called Threshold. We could paint what we wanted in that theme. I do have a smaller painting like this one, but too small for this show.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Waterfront,seascape,oil on canvas,9x12,price$400

This is a plein air painting of mine. It started to rain and my friend using watercolors had to pack up. I kept painting with a wet palette.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Dasies in Mustard Jar,still life,oil on canvas,6x6,price$150

Today's painting. I had great feedback about my presentation, from the lady who organized the Art Career Day at the museum last Friday. This is what she wrote:"Thanks so much for the spectacular presentation and portrait sketching demonstration. MANY students selected your sessions in their short list of favorites. With all the technology in use today, it's reassuring to know that drawing is alive and well and that so much can be learned by watching an artist work." "You were a big hit. It's impressive and instructive to watch someone with your skill and experience draw."

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Double Geranium,still life,oil on Linen canvas,12x9.price$300

This is yesterday's painting. I had a wild day in my studio today with my dogs. See below on my blog.

Artist Wooden Models,still life,oil on canvas,10x8,price$100

My dogs were wild today. They knocked over my first still life. So I started over with a new one. Then they knocked over this one along with my pallet, brushes and turp. It's Spring.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Russian Girl,portrait,oil on canvas,24x20,priceNFS

I found this older painting of mine in my racks while looking for a large frame for another painting. I think I painted it back in the 90s. One of my 2 hour paintings.I will post the painting I did today later in the week.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Lilacs,still life,oil on linen,9x12,price$300

I have 3 lilac trees. Each lilac tree is a different color. So today's painting has all three in the jar. I used both a brush and a knife for this painting.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Melissa,portrait,Gouache on paper,20x16,priceNFS

This was a commissioned portrait of a young lady. The image is cropped. They wanted it painted with gouache, an opaque watercolor paint.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Window Limes,still life,oil on canvas,5x7,price$175

I haven't painted fruit in the sun on the window sill for such a long time. I ended up using my painting knife for this painting.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Erin Portrait cropped,portrait,oil on canvas,16x12,priceNFS

Another portrait of Erin while she was pregnant. Two images of the same painting. Today I demonstrated drawing a 10 minute portrait sketch of Students that came to hear me at our local museum for Career Day. I also talked about my education and life as an artist.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Plate of Limes,still life,oil on canvas,8x10,price$300

I may have to make a key lime pie with all of these limes. Tomorrow I will be giving 3 drawing demos and talks at the Museum for Art Career Day.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

Apple Blossoms,still life,oil on canvas,6x6,price$200

This is an apple blossom branch from one of our apple trees. I put it in my silver mint julep cup. A hazy day today.

Friday, April 8, 2016

April Geranium,still life,oil on canvas,10x8,price$250

Here is today's painting of my deck geranium plant. I worked a little more on yesterday's "Skipping Stones with Dad"

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Garden Pansies in Glass,still life,oil on canvas,7x5,price$175

My back and hip are feeling a little better. I've been looking at Youtube painting demos. I hope to get back to painting as soon as I can. Enjoy the painting of pansies.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

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

I'm flat on my back today with a sprained back. Tripped in my garden late yesterday. This is a geranium plant that I painted last year. Dry, varnished and framed.