Friday, November 17, 2017

Spring Calf

This is one of the larger paintings that I've been working on lately. It is 10x20 inches. I would love to paint a life-sized version of this little calf.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Role Models

A small painting from September...even after all these years, the back-to-school vibe runs strong.

I hope you are well and happy and looking forward to the holidays. Happy painting!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser


Daily Paintworks is hosting a Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser.  All proceeds from the sale of the paintings will be donated to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.  If you would be interested in helping with this wonderful cause, please stop by and see all of the beautiful paintings that are available. Many thanks to Carol and David Marine. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Recent Still Lifes

It has been a busy summer! I've gotten lax about posting, but I have been painting as often as possible. Here are three of my latest pieces for you.

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful (and not too hot) July.  Happy painting!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Still Life with Peonies


A little 6x6 miniature painted from the peonies in my Dad's garden.

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ode to Edvard

For some reason -- perhaps too much exposure to OMS -- this little painting reminds me of comedy/tragedy masks. It is more of a tragedy/tragedy, though. It sort of feels like "The Scream" of my still life world. Ha!

Well, I'm off to get a nice dose of fresh air. Take care, friends!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Fresh Peach with Vintage Crate


In the Texas panhandle, we seem to move from winter to summer. It's bitterly cold one day and hot the next. This year, however, we are having a true spring. I'm glossing over some of the horribly windy days, but for the most part, our weather has been gorgeous. Since that is so unusual for us, it's all right to brag about it, right? Good.

Along with the beautiful weather, the market is filling up with fun things to paint. Tulips, peonies, peaches, oh my! Life is pretty sweet. I hope you're having a great week!

Happy Easter to you and yours.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017



This painting is for the Daily Paintwork's Sliced Challenge. Please stop by and see all of the fun paintings.

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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Silver Bowl with Blackberries

I am fascinated by reflections, and this little silver bowl did not disappoint! It turned into a self-portrait of sorts, and that is always fun.

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

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Still Life with Peeled Clementine

After a week of feeling under the weather, it was fun to be back at my easel! 

The color orange has always been tricky for me to paint. I'm slowly learning that saturation is the key for the darker value areas. Or at least, it seems to be the key with citrus. Do you have a color that is an issue for you, too?

I hope you are staying WELL and enjoying these last few weeks of winter. Winter is my favorite season, so I am trying to savor each day.

Happy painting!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Still Life with Egg

This little egg was so fun to paint. It was the perfect still life subject for a windy February day. 

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

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Cherry Preserves


Celebrating my brother's heavenly birthday today. He was the creative one in our family. He could play music by ear, and his artistic abilities knew no bounds. And he was wickedly funny. We will forever miss his sweet spirit. Happy birthday, Paul! You are so loved!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Itch

8x8 Inches
Oil on Linen Panel

I've painted this little calf before and will likely paint him again. It's funny how a photo can take you back to a certain moment in time, and this one does that for me.  

This is another painting from last week. Our windy, gray weather proves challenging for properly photographing wet paintings, so I've gotten behind. I do, however, try to post quick snapshots on Instagram. If you're interested, please feel free to follow me there. My ID is d_mcdowell.

Have a great day! Happy painting!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Tea and Clementine

Hot tea and clementines help take the chill off of a winter day, don't they? And it is always fun to settle in a warm studio and just paint.

I am a little behind in posting. This painting was from several days ago. Thank you for your patience.

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

Monday, January 9, 2017

Little Black Baldy

Newborn calves are about the sweetest things ever, and little black baldy calves are my favorite. Working from life always feels more natural to me, but I couldn't resist painting this photograph. This was one of our babies from last spring.

I hope you're staying warm in this chilly weather. Happy painting!