Thursday, January 29, 2009

"Sand Castle"

My granddaughter and I went walking through the state park close to my house. She stopped to notice some busy ants on the ground. She decided that they needed a house! It has been a joy watching her observe life and grow and to be able to record that path with my painting.

Oil on masonite     6" x  6"
Framed     SOLD

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Monday, January 26, 2009

"Onion & Scallions"

In an effort to paint more, I set up this little still life of onions - one of my favorite foods. As usual it took me much longer to paint than expected. Luckily I photograph my still life setups and paint from my laptop - otherwise the onions would not have looked this fresh when I completed the painting!

Oil on masonite 8" x 8"

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Friday, January 23, 2009

"A Stroll Through Provence"

While I usually paint in either oils or pastel, I occasionally return to watercolors. This scene in Dieulefit, France shows the typical profusion of flowers that seem to grace every doorstep and flower box.

Watercolor on paper    16" x  12"
Framed     SOLD

Monday, January 19, 2009

"Streets of Paris II"

One of the many things that I love about travelling around Europe is all the flowers everywhere. Flowers are planted everywhere with joy and abandon. Flowers so uplift the spirits! This scene is from southern Provence. I can't wait to go back.

Oil on masonite     8" x  8"
Framed      SOLD

Monday, January 12, 2009

"Proud Billy"

While driving around New Hope, AL early one morning looking for things to paint, I came across a field full of goats. This billy goat was standing off to one side surveying the activity. I just liked his pose. I enjoyed modeling his body with my paint.

Oil on canvas panel______ 16" x 12"
Framed ______SOLD

Friday, January 9, 2009

"Home Tweet Home"

I spotted this trio of bird houses in a garden nearby. It was a warm, sunny day and birds were everywhere. I tried using both brush and palette knife to capture the the warmth of the sun as well as the lush foliage.

Oil 12" x 16"
Framed______ SOLD

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