Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Side By Side

I painted this yesterday, but time ran short.  And I didn't get it posted.  Busy week!  Hopefully, life will return to a slower pace soon.

I hope you're all having a great week.  Happy painting!

Saturday, July 23, 2011


This painting represents my entry in this week's Daily Paintworks challenge submitted by James Coulter.  Mr. Coulter challenged us to paint flowers outside for an hour using only three brushes and a limited palette. Very fun!  And not too hot.  My iPhone registered only 99 degrees today.  We must be enjoying a cool front!  (Wink,wink.)

Do yucca blossoms count as flowers?  I hope so!

My palette colors: Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow Lt, Cadmium Red Medium and Titanium White.

Friday, July 22, 2011


These little Rainier cherries were so fun to paint.  They were the perfect still life subjects for a Friday.

Have a great weekend, everyone!  Let the fun begin!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Three Pears

I painted with the autumn palette again today.  I'm usually drawn to bright colors, but I've really enjoyed these subdued neutrals.

Have a great evening, everyone!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Two of a Kind

Like me, these pears seems to be longing for cool, crisp autumn weather.  Apparently, one has succombed to the triple digit, Texas heat.  Poor little pear.  This has been the craziest summer.

Stay cool, everyone!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sunshine in a Bottle

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I bought a bouquet of these sunny, yellow flowers yesterday, and they've filled my little studio with sunshine.  It has been a lovely day to stay indoors and paint.  I hope you're all having a great week!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Stand Oil Glow

This is my entry for this week's Daily Paintworks challenge:  "The Paint What You Paint With Challenge."  I like to use Gamblin's stand oil in my painting medium, and I love it's beautiful amber color.

Have a great evening, everyone!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Pear Revue - SOLD

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I'm still getting set up over at Daily Paintworks, but today's painting is available for auction.  Thank you to David and Carol Marine for making this web site so user (and artist) friendly!

Can you believe it is July already?  The summer is in full swing now.  I hope you all have a happy (and safe) Independence Day weekend!