Thursday, November 30, 2006

Watercolor Painting Some Sheep in a Meadow

Okay, the dentist thing, not good. My mouth still hurts from yesterday. So...more happy thoughts of happy things, hence, more sheep.

5" x 5" watercolor and ink on Rives paper.

For Sale

Matted and framed.

$65.00 (+$6.00 for shipping)

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Watercolor Painting Sheep By The River

I had to visit the dentist today - not fun. I love that song from the Sound of Music, "I simply remember a few of my favorite things, and then I don't feel so bad..." I love sheep, I love spinning and weaving and knitting too. So, in my pain, I painted sheep.

5" x 5" watercolor and ink pen on Rives paper.

For sale. SOLD

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Oil Painting Dish Towel Still Life

I am working on the series I talked about with the posting of Toni's Scarves. Here is a single dish towel sort of being swept by a little breeze. My aim is to capture a quiet place telling a story of the work that has already been done or the work that needs to be done. Again, simple setting. Quiet place.

10" x 10" oil on stretched linen.

For sale. Framed. Please email for sales.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Oil Painting Dried Gords Still Life

Painting in neutral tones has been a good exercise for me. I am able to find more light and work at the cool shadow areas. Again, for me this painting has a farm house folk feeling. An old painted wooden bowl to hold the dried gords, yet not picturing it all.

Thanks for looking!

10" x 10" oil on stretched linen.

For sale. please email for details on sales.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Oil Painting Still Life Eggs in a bowl.

We have eggs most every morning. To me, this painting is like the familiar sounds of the morning. It has and feels like a country farm setting. I grew up in an old farm house. Some of my favorite memories are of the breakfasts we would have on the weekends when the whole family was together. Times long gone, but my husband and I see to it that our children are building such memories.

Thanks for looking in.

6" x 6" oil on stretched canvas.

For sale. please email. SOLD

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Oil Painting Lemons and Limes Still Life

6"x 6"Oil on stretched canvas.

For Sale.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Oil Painting Still Life Toni's Scarves

In honor of my friend and colleague, this painting is complete. My friend Toni is an amazing weaver and fiber artist. This painting is inspired by her. Actually, a whole series might now emerge. Quiet places where I might find the simple articles of clothing hanging. At our Meeting, for example, we always have a couple jackets and hats left behind. Months go by and we still see them. There's a painting waiting to be done. I have seen others' do paintings of clothing, without the people in them. Quiet. Leaving us guessing as to what went on before that very moment where we as the viewers come in. Like all paintings, we have a story to tell. Mine will continue to be the Light and atmosphere in those places. Quiet places.

16" x 20" oil on stretched canvas. NFS yet.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Oil Painting Pumpkins on a Shelf Still Life

I worked all weekend on this one. It was great to be back in the studio after my extremely busy week last week. I am trying to work at finding the Light in the paintings still, however, with this one, I am also layering colors and working with the ground.

10" x 10" oil on stretched linen.

For Sale. contact me by email. THANKS!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Oil Painting Still Life Two more Pomegranates.

I was excited about this one. Finally started to get more of a shadow happening in it. Its bigger than what I have been painting. I ordered five boxes of the 6x6 canvases, but they have not come in yet. So, I am using these 10x10s. So much more space to deal with suddenly. Really fun stuff.

10" x 10" oil on stretched linen.

For Sale. please email me.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Watercolor Painting One Large Pomegranate.

I have been waiting for this one to dry, then realized I could take a digital picture of it since it is a bit larger than the other paintings I have been doing. I am still searching for the light in the paintings. Not too sure I got it with this one, but I do like the image, so it will be okay for now. I will post the painting that came after this one tomorrow.

10" x 10" stretched linen

For sale; please email.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Watercolor Painting Still Life Two Oak Leaves.

My daughter was home sick today. We did art together after a long nap. Two oak leaves fell onto the deck outside the kitchen and I uesed them as today's painting in watercolor.

4 1/2" x 4 1/2 " Watercolor on Rives paper.

Matted and Framed.

For Sale.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Daily Painting: pears from my sketchbook.

Somedays I only have time to work in my sketchbook. Today was one of those days. At least I have the sketchbook forever at my side.

6 1/2 " x 6 1/2" in my sketchbook.

mixed media - watercolor ground, color pencil and color stix.


Monday, November 13, 2006

Watercolor painting Poppies.

I went back into this painting with graphite. I like doing that actually. Sometimes when I feel a part of the painting could use more definition or I just want the combination of drawing and painting, I like working into the painting with more drawing.

4 1/2" x 4 1/2" Watercolor on Rives Paper. Matted and framed. Ready for shipment.

For sale.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Oil Painting Still Life Pomegranate.

I am now doing two other paintings of this pomagranate, the others are on 10x 10 canvasas. This one is a 6" x 6" oil on stretched canvas.

For sale.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Where did Thursday and Friday go? No painting here? No. I had parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday night - at school from 6:50am until 9:15pm. I was exhausted when I returned home. I went out to my studio to smell the paint, then went to bed.

Friday? Great day, 77* when I came home from school, but Molly had a friend come over. and life got in the way.

So, thoughts on painting...Now that I have missed two days of painting, I feel almost lost. It has become such a part of life since my pledge to paint everyday, like breathing. Painting and breathing? Yes. If you paint with a passion, then you understand fully what I mean. How then can life get in the way? Well, I put my painting off for so long, life got in the way all the time. It is easy to slip. But, there is always the return. And not making myself feel so guilty over what simply has to take priorty. Maybe two days will bring a freshness to the new work yet to be done.

...I will breath tomorrow, after I get some well deserved sleep.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Watercolor Painting Poppy Still Life

Here is another done from the poppies that sit on a table in my art room at school.

Watercolor on 300lb cold press Arches.

4 1/2" x 4 1/2" Matted and Framed.

For Sale.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Watercolor Painting Ghost Pumpkin #2 Still Life

There are days when I do not have the time to get into the studio. Yesterday was one of them. I painted this pumpkin while my daughter had her playdate. Its actually fun to bounce back and forth from oils to watercolors.

5" x 7" matted. watercolor on 140lb cold press.

For sale. matted.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Daily Painting. Pear number two.

6" x 6" oil on stretched canvas.

For sale.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Daily Painting: sliced open pear.

What fun to paint. This painting just happened - and quite fast. I laid the ground, and painted the pear. Came back to it the next afternoon and finished it. I love pears. There is something about their share that is comfortable.

6" x 6" oil on stretched canvas. For Sale.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Daily Painting: Leaf.

Here, I did all of my underpainting first then choose the color and the image in reation to the ground. I am still working at looking for that light source.

6" x 6" oil on stretched canvas.

For Sale.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Daily painting. Handspun Angora.

There may be too much white paint in this, but that's okay really. I spin and weave. This angora came from the first batch of yarn spun from my own angora bunny. Its what remains from a hat my husband knit for his mom. When she was a young girl growing up in Philadelphia, she remembered having a white angora hat - a berret. Now the yarn ball sits on a shelf in my studio reminding me of her softness and gentle qualities - just like the yarn itself.

6"x 6" oil on stretched canvas. For Sale

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Daily Painting Watercolor

Ghost Pumpkin. I have been painting in oils so much lately, I got my watercolors out just for a little change. Refreshing really because it is dry within such a short time. I think I will do a whole series of small pumpkin watercolors.

4" x 6" watercolor on 140 lb. Strathmore.

For sale.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Daily Painting: Strawberry.

This took forever to dry - and it is still not fully there.

6" x 6" oil on stretched canvas. Will be for sale.