Friday, December 31, 2010

the lineup

I am just one big accident waiting to happen. I set this 2' x 3' panel up to photograph outside and the wind sent it sailing to the ground as I was moseying( I am certain mosey is a word) back to my camera. My neighbor was walking by when it crashed and stopped to see if I needed any assistance. I guess she could help me dig concrete out of the wet paint. Look closely and you will see some.
Moving on....I did not do this painting in honor of New Years Eve. I took this photo while I was in Charleston, SC. Liked the way the light was coming through the dirty window and shining through the tops of the bottles. Love the pattern the plastic cups made. Will probably do some touch ups when I can safely remove the concrete particles. The sad thing is, is that I know better. This has happened to me lots of times. I am a slow learner.
Happy New Year!!
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

prime time

Think I bit off more than I could chew on this one. First time painting in a few days and I chose a 2 foot by 3 foot panel. And... a picture that needed lots of editing. There were lots of challenges but in the end I think I like it.
It has been so cold here in Alabama and other places that I chose to paint a picture from a warmer time. I took this photo the week I was in Hilton Head with Karin Jurick. Loved the light hitting these two prime timers.
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

tea for two

The creative juices are not flowing when it comes to titles. Lucky to get a painting done much less come up with a good name for it. This is painted on an 11 x 14" linen canvas. Happy 23rd of December! Guess I need to start shopping now.
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Monday, December 20, 2010

onions and shallots

I found new owners for most of my colorful bowl paintings so I had fun painting one of my favorite subjects yesterday. This is painted on a 5 x 7 linen canvas.
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Saturday, December 18, 2010


What an appropriate piece to be my final commission piece due before Christmas. This is a painting of my friend's husband competing in the New York marathon. Painted on an 11 x 14 linen canvas. I think it turned out pretty well. One you think I should omit the streamers on the left? Guess I can ask my friend. Not sure.
Party time! Ready to start celebrating the holidays and painting whatever comes up. Or maybe not painting at all. Two of my sons came home yesterday so I look forward to spending time with them. Happy holidays!
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

T and company

Think I am close to finished with this commission piece. Pleased overall but make do a few tweaks. I really don't do faces so these are a little off from their owners. This family belongs to one of my good friends. This picture was taken sixteen or seventeen years ago. Beautiful family! This is painted on an 8 x 10" linen canvas.SOLD
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Monday, December 13, 2010

catching a wave

Maybe I have had too much sugar. I promise I have not been smoking or drinking anything. This just kind of happened today. I am experimenting with larger canvases. This is painted on a 12 x 24" canvas.
I am between doing some commission peices so it is fun to go with whatever comes to mind. I am sorry if you guys are sick of seeing my pears. I think I could paint them every day.
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

really big pears

This painting was so much fun. It is painted on a 20 x 30" gallery wrap canvas. This painting started out being a very involved still life set up. I am challenging myself to paint on larger canvases. I did not stick with the challenge very long. After struggling with painting and keeping the same character as my smaller paintings I wiped it off. No likey. I liked the tones that were left on the canvas and decided to play a bit. You know I love painting pears but have never tried them on such a large area. I likey.
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

cape cod labs

Feels good to be painting again. I have been working on a couple of commission pieces for the last two days. This is a Christmas present for a client's mom. Hope she likes it. This is painted on a 6 x8" cradled panel.
I had a great time in Nashville last weekend at the art show. I am fortunate to have a sweet friend who lives in Nashville and opens her home to me. Got to spend time with some other special friends too. It is always fun at shows to meet artists and patrons.
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

red's rovers

Took this photo back in the summer. Finally got around to painting it. I thought these pooches were so cute. The lady said she had adopted both of them. How could you resist those faces?
Her perfectly pedicured toenails were such a pleasant surprise when I looked at the photo.
This is painted on a 8 x 10 panel.sold
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