Sunday, August 07, 2016

Glorious Cabbage

Still Life Painting Vegetable Garden Art Green Food

Oil on canvas, 8" x 10".

A cabbage head "flower" has many tempting shades of green to paint and explore.  I love the glow of this grand one!

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Red Crab

Oil Painting Art Animals Sea Ocean Water

Oil on canvas, 8" x 10".

This feisty-looking crab was photographed and shared by a friend.  I was inspired to paint "his" vibrant color.  If I had caught him I would have let him go back to the water!

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tree on Rocky Ledge

Watercolor Landscape Arkansas Mountains

Watercolor on Arches, 7.5" x 10.5".

This bonsai-looking tree is growing gracefully from rocks in Mt. Magazine State park.  It catches the interest of hikers and photographers who admire its form.  I added my own interpretation of it.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Cherry Cheesecake

Oil Painting Food Art Still Life Bakery Kitchen

Oil on canvas, 8" x 6".
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It felt good to do another yummy dessert painting.  I have never painted cheesecake before and it has really interesting texture and color.  A thick, shiny cherry topping is always a pleasure.  I think it has a certain elegance.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Watercolor Cavalier

Watercolor Dog Painting Pet Portrait Art Animals King Charles

Watercolor on Arches, 10.5" x 7.5".

It's all about the sincere eyes on this little one's face and the tilt of his head.  I love how the use of watercolor puts the image together in in soft and subtle ways.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Eagle Portrait

Oil Bird Painting Animal Portrait Wildlife Art

Oil on canvas, 9" x 7".

An eagle's gaze is sharp and intense.  I enjoyed painting this one in profile with deep darks and bright highlights.
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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Spring Duckling

Oil Duck Painting Pet Art Farm Animal Commission Portrait

Oil on canvas, 10" x 8".

This cute guy was a commission for my spring duckling painting.  He always stays yellow and fuzzy.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Gray Angel Horse Portrait

Oil Horse Painting Pet Portrait Art Animals

Oil on canvas, 10" x 8".

The light on this mare's face radiates her beauty and unique presence I think.  I see wisdom, gentleness and mystery in her eye.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

French Cottage Window

Landscape Painting Architecture Building Figure Flowers Garden Art

Oil on canvas, 8" x 10".

My focus was on the lush vegetation surrounding the cream-colored cottage that made a such rich shadows.  The hint of a figure in the window gave it some mystery!

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Peonies in Bud Vase

Still Life Painting Flowers Garden Art Clear Glass Vase Water

Oil on canvas, 10" x 8".

It's peony season!  I love these deep red ones in a cute bud vase.  Ants love peonies too I've found.

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Saturday, April 02, 2016

Abbey

Oil Dog Painting Pet Portrait Art Animals Silky Yorkshire Terrier

Oil on canvas, 10" x 8".

The colors of  a Yorkie's (or Silkie's) coat were my focus in the painting.  She has the warm undertones in her ears and around her face and the silver gray top colors are highlighted by sunlight.  I love the combination!

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Jess

Oil Dog Painting Pet Art Animal Commission Portrait

Oil on canvas, 8" x 10".

Jess was a rescued Border Collie who was both beautiful and sweet.  The painting was commissioned by a wonderful client in New Brunswick, Canada.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Cluster of Roses

Still Life Painting Flowers Garden Art

Oil on canvas, 8" x 10".

I was drawn into the swirls of changing colors and values in these roses.  The designs made by their petals are fascinating I think.

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Sunday, March 06, 2016

Garlic and Onions

Still Life Painting Vegetables Garden Art Food

Oil on canvas, 8" x 10".

In this still life, plump green onions are joined with a sweet yellow onion and fresh garlic bulbs.  I liked the play of their colors and highlights.
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