paintings: a coneflower, and a warbler

The lacy edges of the flower petals captured my imagination. The blue/green bottle also spelled a challenge. I painted from a reference photo shared by Sandra Hudson. 6″x12″ oil and acrylic on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop. SOLD, thank you! 😀  I love his pose, and his bright coloring. I painted from aContinue reading “paintings: a coneflower, and a warbler”

paintings: an avocado, and a bluebird

Birds are favorite thing of mine to paint. Every one so unique, reflecting the panoply of nature. I painted from a reference photo shared by Kaye Earney. 8″x8″ oil and acrylic on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop. I attempted to paint an avocado many years ago, and I completely failed. The gentleContinue reading “paintings: an avocado, and a bluebird”

(not so) wordless Wednesday

I had some success propagating new hydrangeas using the bend-down-and-bury-a-branch method. I took a low branch (still attached to the mother plant), scraped off a little bit of the outer green bark layer, and buried that portion under a little bit of dirt and held it down with a big rock so the branch wouldn’tContinue reading “(not so) wordless Wednesday”

paintings: a bee, and a boy

 Bright orange and yellow captures all the glory of summertime. 8″x10″ oil on cradled wood board. Available here. Sold, thank you! I painted from a photo shared by Kim Unsweqiis. I loved this moment, the graphic bright red of the pail, and the boy’s feet. I wasn’t sure I could capture bare feet, but I thinkContinue reading “paintings: a bee, and a boy”

paintings: tulips, and horseshoes

11″x14″ oil and acrylic on cradled wood board. This is my current favorite vase. Add a handful of bright tulips, and you have sunny summer all year long. I have painted it before, but the presentation here is a little different. Available here. I captured this moment at a rodeo several years ago, and have paintedContinue reading “paintings: tulips, and horseshoes”

paintings: cherries, and a fox

Simple moment, simple colors, but all the sweetness of summer. My challenge here was in creating dynamic colors, without losing the realism. I painted from a reference photo shared by Nessa Town. I also have a painting of an orange I will be listing tomorrow. I’m trying to paint more fruit. 🙂 8″x8″ oil andContinue reading “paintings: cherries, and a fox”

paintings: wee birdies

The spectacular variety of birds almost takes my breath away. I painted from a reference photo shared by Retha Crocker.  8″x10″ oil and acrylic on cradled wood board. Available here. Blue legs. This little guy has blue legs. Toothpick thin, spindly and delicate. What a wondrous thing he exists at all, and then painted allContinue reading “paintings: wee birdies”