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October Roses

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Look who is back in her studio! It was a short summer and a long fall, but enough is enough. It’s time to start painting again!  I did the rough-out of a painting I’ve been promising my niece for about a decade but felt I needed a warm up before I could dive into it.  […]

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The Mighty Quince

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

The Mighty Quince 24″ x 30″ oil on canvas panel $1200 (Well, this certainly qualifies as “after Christmas”!)This painting was part of the exercise of choosing a painter to emulate that I mentioned in my last post. A friend picked this wonderfully provocative quince off her tree to show me and immediately I asked if […]

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Cropping Cherries

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

“Pitchers with Cherry Trio” 12 x 12″ oil on Masonite panel $125 I set up this still life (without the cherries) for my students to practice painting glass, metal, ceramic and drapery. It was tough! and I struggled right along with them. Later, I decided to see if I could make it into something more […]

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Red Carnations

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

“Red Carnations” 8×6″ oil on canvas SOLD Last Wednesday I posted the roller coaster ride I took with these carnations, which started and ended with a blank canvas. Today I knew better what to do: a more careful composition, some glass for sparkle, a looser approach. I was pretty happy with how it came out […]

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Rollercoaster Morning

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

When you get on a roller coaster you go for a wild ride and end up back where you started. Ready? … Go! Did I say painting flowers is fun? The carnations were not the problem here, but my husband’s little ceramic jug. His work is wonderful, but I have never been able to paint […]

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Cloudy Skies, Sunny Flowers

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

“Marigolds” 8×6″ oil on canvas $98 The February Tease of warm weather continued for our weekend in Portland, but we woke to clouds this morning and forecasts of temperatures in the 20’s again. One of my personal goals is to rise above the weather, to find the sun within myself when it is gloomy outside; […]

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Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Here’s a zero calorie Valentine- Enjoy! “Wine and A Rose” 8×6″ oil on canvas SOLD Other posts you might like: Girl with the Heart Earring Red Carnations Morning Mist Remember Summer?

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Monday, February 11th, 2008

“Amaryllis” 6 x8 oil on canvas SOLD This amazing amaryllis opened about a week ago and every day I have wanted to paint it. Nice of it to be so patient; cut flowers loose their flush just a couple of hours after you bring them in. I really liked the back-lighting from the window and […]

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I’m not sure about this…

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Back in November I came across something on the web that led me to search for daily paintings, and I was very inspired by what I found. “Melons” 6×8 oil on canvas $96 Doing a painting a day is certainly nothing new. It’s no secret that the way to get better at painting is to […]

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