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


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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