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”

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”

painting: a Carolina wren, and sheep

What a little sweetheart. His many stripes and complicated pattern were quite the challenge! I painted from a reference photo shared by Kim Sheaffer. 8″x8″ oil on cradled wood board. Available here. SOLD, thank you!  I stuck to a limited color palette, and this one came out exactly as I imagined. So pretty! I paintedContinue reading “painting: a Carolina wren, and sheep”

paintings: a horse laugh, a goldfinch, and a squirrel

I’m trying to list a painting a day through the summer, and don’t want to overload my subscribers’ (thank you!) email with too many posts. So I am stacking multiple paintings into one blog post. Would you rather see them as one a day? I know people can just delete, but one post a dayContinue reading “paintings: a horse laugh, a goldfinch, and a squirrel”

paintings: an indigo bunting, and a palomino

I spotted my first indigo bunting where I live, but of course did not have my camera on me. Maybe next time! 8″10″ oil on cradled wood board. SOLD, thank you! I painted from a photo shared by Terry Colby. What a shy glance from a lovely palomino. I love the way the short maneContinue reading “paintings: an indigo bunting, and a palomino”

painting: an oriole, and a roan horse

Didn’t he turn out lovely? Such vibrant colors. The bland background helps make him “pop.” I painted from a photo shared by Roy Heron. 8″x10″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop, here. SOLD, thank you! I love painting roan horses because all the little speckles are so much fun, subtly changingContinue reading “painting: an oriole, and a roan horse”