Every now and then I’ll mention my sister’s Etsy shop, especially when she’s made something especially beautiful. Isn’t this shopping bag gorgeous? It’s simple things like this that elevate one’s life. Handmade, with attention to detail. If there’s any slight flaw in her work, she’ll tell you in the description and adjust the price accordingly.Continue reading “beautiful shopping bag”
In my mind I envisioned these cactus in two colorways–these “cool” colors are my first go at it. Very bright and vibrant in person, yet calming. I painted from a photo shared by Jackie Campos Bleisch.11″x14″ oil on stretched canvas. Available here.
I was interested in the deep shadows cast over the bowl of citrus fruit. Several of the fruit recede out of view, while the tulips pop forward with their fiery brightness. The composition is balanced in a way I found perfect. I painted from a reference photo graciously shared by Hong-Trang Nguyen. 11″x14″ oil onContinue reading “painting: still life with tulips and lemons”
From my garden. I think this rose is called Moonlight Romantica. It’s the plant’s first year in the ground, so I’ve seen only a handful of blooms. Is your garden blooming profusely? Mine is not. I think I need a LOT more soil amendments before I’ll see much happening. I’m glad that we get rainContinue reading “paintings: a yellow rose”
All the fairs and rodeos around here were cancelled last summer, but it looks like we’re on for this year. I’m hoping there will be lots of models like this handsome fellow. 12″x12″ oil on stretched canvas, available here.
The colors feel like the end of summer, don’t they? The fields are done performing, the hillsides have died back. Slow, and peaceful, down the road. Oil on cradled wood board, available here. SOLD, thank you.
When I saw the reference photo (shared by Mary Beth Harrison) for these lemons, I was impressed by the vividness of the colors. The deep shadows play so well against the yellow, and the overall simplicity of the shapes is calming. I love it. 9″x12″ oil on cradled wood board, available here. SOLD, thank you!Continue reading “paintings: lemons, a chickadee, and more tulips”
I’m working on a series of small flower paintings, which will look great hung singly or as a group. I love flowers, and a painting is a great forever-gift that won’t perish after a week. More to come! 6″x12″ oil on cradled wood board, available here. SOLD, Thank you!
Summer is underway! A few of days of this heat, and I find myself absurdly wishing for winter again. Well, not really. I wish for the temperate days of October, right before winter begins. But there’s only 3 or so or those days, and then it’s just too cold. Doesn’t the cold seem welcome rightContinue reading “painting: bee and lilac flower”
Intent on broadening my painting range, I stepped out of my comfort zone and picked an image with a lot of green. Some people make green look so effortless (see also: red), but for me, there is so much subtlety going on, that I don’t quite know how to blend it. Or maybe it’s becauseContinue reading “painting: succulents”