Friday, May 22, 2015

Scarlet Geraniums in White Tin Pitcher

 
​Scarlet geraniums, in a vintage white tin pitcher, 
show neon reds against the subtler green of their leaves. 
 
7" x 5" oil on canvas panel
(palette knife and brush work)
 
$35.
available from my DPW Gallery
(see sidebar)
 
note: be aware that different monitors show colors with subtle differences.
 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Crimson and Purple

 
 
​The brilliant red anemones stand among these little purple flowers,
like garden royalty.
 
7" x 5" oil on canvas panel
 
SOLD
 
 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Marigolds

 
 
These Marigolds live in a pot on the steps of the front porch,
welcoming visitors with their cheery golden countenances.
 I love the way their petals reflect various shades of gold and orange,
 and chose to paint them in such a way that this feature stands out.
 
 
5" x 7" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available on my DPW Gallery
(see sidebar)

Friday, May 15, 2015

Just Peachy Roses

 
 
Peachy pink roses,
early bloomers from the garden.
 
7" x 5" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction
beginning bid $30.
(see sidebar)
 
 
 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Low Tide at Sunset

 
 
 
 
​Another Oregon seascape painting. 
Along the rocky coastline, there are places
where the low tides leave pools of water among the rocks.
 Because of the often misty conditions and low lying fog,
 the sunsets are spectacular.
 
5" x 7" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available on my DPW Gallery
(see sidebar)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Easy Being Green

 
 
 
 
Painted for DPW's "Green" challenge.
 Being spring, when everything is shades of green,
 from the moss on the tree trunks, to the new grasses and leaves on the trees,
 it was pretty easy to paint this one.
 I walk/hike almost everyday in this county park near where I live.
  So I took this picture with my phone as I neared the river,
 because I liked the scene;
and used it to paint this painting.
 
 
5" x 7" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction
with a beginning bid of $30.
 
(see sidebar)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Day Lilies

 
 
​The garden is teeming with pretty yellow day lilies.
They line the walkway and everyday I pass them, admiring their beauty.
They seem to grow in a jungle of flashing gold and green,
so tangled, that I never before thought to paint them - until today.
 I am quite pleased with the effort.
 
7" 5" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available on my DPW Gallery
(see sidebar)

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Gardenia in Red Bowl

 
 
The subtle colors in the white petals
 of this sweet smelling Gardenia,
 is what makes this wonderful flower so spectacular.
 It floats in a red lacquer bowl
which sets off the creamy white petals and dark green leaves,
 making for a lovely still life.
 
5" x7" oil on canvas panel
 
SOLD
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Lilac Tulips

 
 
Silvery purple tulips so pretty I had to paint them.
 
7" x 5" oil on canvas board
 
available in DPW Gallery
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

An Iris for Mom

 
 
 
I painted this for my Mom for Mother's Day;
and used it for DPW's "same size" challenge
where you had to paint something
the same size on support as it is in reality.
Then show the two in your photo.
 
7" x 5" watercolor on 140# paper
 
NFS
 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dancing in Sunshine and Rainbows


 
 
 
 
The idea behind this painting
is what inspires a child's imagination.
This little barefoot girl,
is pretending she is dancing on the clouds.
Her steps produce raindrops in the sunshine
and the colors reflect off the clouds.
 
The image is all pastel shades
 therefore the values are very similar,
which unfortunately (in the photo)
 doesn't come across as pure and crisp
and full of light, as they are in the painting.
They also appear a bit darker and with faint lines.
 
Click on the image for a truer idea of what the painting looks like.
 
10" x 8" oil over acrylic base
 
available on my DPW Gallery
$50.
 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Goldfinch in Crabapple Bush

 
 
 
 
​There is a lovely crabapple bush that grows near the birdfeeder,
 where goldfinches, red house finches and several other
pretty little birds often sit among the bright pink spring blossoms.
 
 
6" x 6" oil over acrylic on canvas panel
 
$35.
available in my DPW gallery
(see sidebar)