Ah, the hustle and bustle of Christmas in the city. This piece was so much fun. A study of shapes: positive and negative, brushstrokes, color and reflections. The paint was still wet when I took this so the dark areas are much darker and richer in the actual painting. Please note this is a bigger painting than my usual posts.
Sometimes I take for granted the beautiful fall foliage. Probably because I am very fortunate to live among it's beauty and drive by it everyday. However, I mustn't take it for granted because the cold, gray winds of winter are around the corner. Check out the changes of the season in your area.
A change of pace for me. I don't do portraits very often. This was fun. This young girl is full of life and sparkle! Very sweet. This little study is for sale because it is represents no one girl in particular but girls in general.
Remember this painting? I pulled a few out of the archives and decided to breath some new life in this. I will give you a hint, it has something to do with an addition of birds. I have to say it is one of my favorites. However, I will have to let it go as part of my 2006-2008 sales price of $80 That includes shipping! Whew, that is more than 1/4 off :)
How curious, I was sorting some older paintings and came across this one from 2008. For some reason I had mistakenly marked this one sold instead of another. So I thought I would throw it back on. The bonus is this one is only $80. All of my paintings from 2006-2008 are that price. This includes shipping!
What artist could resist a child picking apples in an orchard? A timeless scene that I could not wait to paint. This one was good exercise for me too. I love painting figures but I realized I don't do it enough. Thanks for stopping by!
The sunset over the soybean fields was breathtaking. The clouds were so unique. They were dark yet light very swirly hmm...not very scientific haha. This picture doesn't do the color justice but this will have to do.
On a recent trip to a you pick pumpkin patch the children were told to pick their very own pumpkin. Along with instructions to pick one that you could wrap both arms around in a hug. Not too big, not too heavy because it was yours to carry the rest of the time at the pumpkin patch. The kids were fun to watch as they meticulously picked the best one. Some found theirs right away, some searched and searched. Of course there were a couple that picked one a bit too big but insisted that they could manage. So fun to watch how proud they each were with their special pumpkin.
The growing season is coming to an end. This pot of flowers on my back deck survived pea-sized hail this afternoon. I honestly can't remember the last time I did a floral still life. This was a lot of fun. My goal was to keep it fresh!
What a fun afternoon at a local apple orchard. My little guy, among many schoolmates had a great time picking their own "perfect" apples. The trees were a dwarf variety, or maybe pruned that way, making it fun for the little ones to explore and pick. The day seemed like it was right out of a storybook.
I can't drive anywhere this time of year without wanting to stop and take pictures or paint right there on the spot. The landscape transforms so quickly. I like the softness of this one, very tranquil.
What a fun day. Today was field trip day for about 100 kindergartners. An apple orchard, a pumpkin patch, lunch in the park and a very long bus ride. Needless to say I am exhausted. I will retake the picture for this, the paint is still wet and it is to dark out to get a better pic. Darn, the painting looks so much better in person. I will try to get a better image so you might want to check back on my blog later. I am very happy how this turned out. Not too fussy, not overdone. Essence of pumpkin . Goodnight all!
I can hardly wrap my brain around the fact that this garden has been around since the 1500's. I am going to have to do some research on some of the many paintings that have been done at the Tuileries Garden over the centuries.
I sipped my coffee at the kitchen sink trying to wake up. The usual morning ritual. I was greeted by the sunrise shining gracefully through the woods. Even though I knew the day ahead would be a hectic one this glorious sunrise humbly reminded me to count my blessings.
The geese heading south in a "v" formation is a sign that summer is almost over. Another sign, although not so picturesque, is my garden, dried and dead. I didn't finish this painting till late, so there wasn't enough natural light to get a good picture of this painting. I may have to re post a better one soon.
Another look at the same scene I painted a couple days ago. If you are interested in purchasing these two together I will discount the total. For both paintings $170 (includes shipping) Let me know and I will send an invoice.