Friday, February 27, 2015


When I am having trouble deciding on "what" to paint, I tend to just place random objects on my set up. This was one of those days. I always take it as a sign. It's time to make a grocery run for still life supplies!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Promise of Spring

This is the second painting in my "Promise of Spring" series. I'm drawn to the starkness of winter, and these paintings seem to reflect the quiet light of the season. In this painting, a branch of pussy willow brings the outdoors inside for a bit of sunlight and warmth.

I almost never re-work a painting. I prefer to just think of them as moments in my day, and I tend to embrace their many imperfections. I couldn't leave this one alone, though. I'm not sure that it can be considered any better, but the strong horizontal line of the cup isn't bugging me now.

Have a great evening!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Vintage Teacup with Red Grapes

I loved the way the light caught the gold edging on this little teacup. It was impossible for me to render, but so fun to try. 

I hope your week is off to a great beginning! Happy painting!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tenmoku Jar with Artisan Tomato

Painting with snow falling outside = pure bliss. Such beautiful light streaming through my ice-frosted windows today. I could have painted forever. I realize this is not a popular opinion, but I love winter.

I hope you're having a cozy and relaxing Sunday. Stay warm!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Promise of Spring

Happy Valentine's Day! Wishing you a day filled with sunshine and love!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Cookie Shot

When it snows, I always make chocolate chip cookies for my husband. They are one of his favorite treats. He works outside in the cold all day and deserves spoiling. He prefers hot chocolate, but I used a little artistic license here.

Have a great day!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Chocolate Cupcake with Strawberry

I painted this yesterday morning, but it was far too windy for photographing it. Sometimes, I think that is for the best. It gives me time to look at it for a bit and make a few tweaks.

I hope your week is off to a great beginning!