Friday, November 28, 2008

"Toby Wan Kanobi"

This is probably my last post for a while. I'm in the hospital recovering from major unexpected abdominal surgery. I'm in lots of pain. Please keep in touch. -- Ann C.

Oil on masonite     8" x  8"
Framed   $240

Thursday, November 20, 2008

"Little Ducks All In A Row"

While working on some larger works, this was a labor of love. My 8-year old granddaughter asked if I would paint something for her. I decided to paint one of her old toys. Using some tiny (1.5" x 3.5") stretched canvas which I had never tried before, I expected to whip it out in no time. I now have a new appreciation for miniaturists!

Oil on canvas        1.5"  x  3.5"
Unframed      NFS

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Faulkner's Dogwood

During a spring visit to Oxford, MS, azaleas, wisteria and other flowers covered the town.  The pink dogwood was in peak bloom when I took this picture in front of William Faulkner's home. The backlighting through the trees added to the interest of the scene. I was drawn to the light and shadows.

Oil on canvas       12" x  16"
Framed     SOLD

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

"Out on a Limb"

I love dragonflies - the irridescent colors and the fact that their favorite food is mosquitoes! Painting on a 6" x 6" panel required my tiniest paint brushes. It was almost more like drawing than painting.

Oil on museum board    6" x  6"
Framed    SOLD

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Monday, November 3, 2008

"Faulkner's Driveway"

Another in my Oxford, MS series. I had just finished touring William Faulkner's home and as I stood on the door step I saw this scene. Pathways are a reoccuring theme in my paintings. I guess my desire to explore new places - to find surprises around the corner - pulls me in that direction. A friend once noted that my favorite place to visit always seemed to be my most recent.

Oil on canvas panel 16" X 12"
Framed   SOLD

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