Almost Wordless Wednesday

Chickens have such a singular body shape. Like a Zeppelin. Streamlined, yet entirely not. The above hen is a Sapphire Gem. I think. See her fluffy feet? I expect her to make chocolate-brown eggs, and have my fingers crossed. None yet, but she’s only four months old. Our chickens are mostly Aracunas, and Americunas. IContinue reading “Almost Wordless Wednesday”

painting: da kittehs

I’ve had a long-outstanding request to paint our kitties. So I did. You might recognize the quilt they are sitting on. In reality the quilt is tan, but I didn’t want it blending too much with the cat. Maybe, though, it would have been better…? The light coming through the pennants was glowing, but asContinue reading “painting: da kittehs”

paintings: grosbeak, bunting

Two sweet little bird paintings, up in my Etsy shop. I do think these look terrific hung as a grouping, and these bright colored birds are a lovely remembrance of summer. Available here and here. Does summer feel like it’s coming to a close? The heat is becoming bearable, the cucumbers have stopped producing–and onlyContinue reading “paintings: grosbeak, bunting”

painting: still life with tulips and lemons

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”

paintings: a yellow rose

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”