Sunday, November 23, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Noni's Cat

This is my sister's cat, Bob. He looked like such a cutie that I had to paint him.
5x7, oil on board SOLD
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Friday, October 31, 2008

Rose Bouquet

This was done in a recent workshop with Carlene Reeves. She is a wonderful teacher.
11x14, oil on canvas board, private collection
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Monday, October 13, 2008

Radishes

This painting was fun from the intitial sketch to the eating of the radishes when the painting was complete! 8x10, oil on linen
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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Still Life

This is from a recent workshop. I was happy with the results in the workshop's lighting but not a happy camper once I got it home. It is actually much darker and much warmer than it appeared to be when I painted it. Full-spectrum light helps but how many people have that kind of lighting in their homes? I will chalk it up to a learning experience. The workshop itself was a lot of fun and I did learn a lot. Being among artists is one of my all time favorite things!
8x10, oil on linen SOLD
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Monday, September 29, 2008

More Sunflowers

"More Sunflowers" is not the official title of this painting. I just haven't decided on one yet. I plan to do a little more work on it but felt it was presentable at this point.
11x14, oil on linen, SOLD
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Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Fountain


One of the beautiful brass fountains at the SW School of Art & Craft, formerly the old Ursuline Academy, in San Antonio, Texas.
8x10, oil on board, SOLD
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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Lily Pond

I have been wanting to paint this for quite some time. It is of our lily pond. After 8 years and the growth of surrounding trees, it got to be chore to keep clean so we filled it in. I have many wonderful photos that may well turn into paintings one day. Now, I get to enjoy our pond without all the work attached. For anyone interested, the water lilies are a tropical variety called "Tina". They were simply beautiful and very fragrant. A small start was given to me by a friend years ago and we have since shared our bounty with Water Garden Gems. It's a wonderful place to visit for those interested in water gardening.
6x8, oil, linen on board
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Monday, June 23, 2008

Colorado Aspens

This painting was done over the weekend in Kaye Franklin's workshop. I must say it was the hardest painting I have ever attempted. I wanted to choose a subject that would stretch my abilities and this was the perfect choice! I stared at the photo trying to figure out where in the world to start and never, ever reached the point where I felt I had a good handle on it. I plan to do more of this type of subject until it is not so intimidating.
Thank you, Kaye, for the kick to get out of my comfort zone!
11x14, oil on canvas
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Friday, June 6, 2008

Sunflowers

I have been wanting to paint some sunflowers for quite a while now. I think the yellow pitcher made a perfect "vase". The pitcher is enamelware from Poland. I was thrilled to come across it at a local flea market! Polish sunflowers grow much larger than they do in Texas so, here is my painting of large sunflowers in my very special Polish pitcher!
24x30, oil on canvas
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Friday, May 23, 2008

Cactus at Mission San Jose

There are so many beautiful things to paint at our area missions. The photo for this painting was taken early one morning. Hardly a soul had arrived so it was very peaceful. The sunlight was perfect.

6x8, oil on linen
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Texas Farm #1

This is an old farm located in our area. Wish I had been able to catch it on a sunny day. It is in line with one of the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor routes. When I saw what routes were proposed, I went out an photographed as many farms as I could in hopes of preserving them, if only in a painting. I have no idea who owns this particular farm.
The colors are not quite true. The barn is not that red and the foreground not that yellow but this is the best I was able to get. Where is my owner's manual!?

8x10, oil on board, SOLD
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Onions

Not the most clever of titles but I'm at a loss. This was done with a limited palette of six colors plus white.
8x10, oil on panel SOLD
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Antique Roses

I just love antique roses. These have the most gorgeous scent. Painting white roses was quite a challenge. This is from a photo I took a few years back when my garden was at its peak. Spring is almost here and I can hardly wait until they all start blooming again!
8x10, oil, linen on board
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