Sunday, June 12, 2016

Irises, Shell and Blue Bowl

 
​Painted from a combination of two challenge photos,
one of irises in a garden,
and the other of an assortment of shells with a blue jar. 
Challenge was to place any combination together in a painting.
I chose to make a floral still life,
changing the jar to a bowl, using one shell
and placing the irises behind the bowl.
I also experimented with mixed media of watercolors and acrylics.
 
6" x 9" mixed media  on linen paper
 
$35.
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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Old Sentinal

 
 
​An old and twisted tree
stands sentinel in the early dawn,
along a ranch road. 
 
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Red Climbing Roses

 
 
​When I saw these gorgeous red roses
climbing up this wonderful old crumbling and patched rock wall
- well it was a painting waiting to happen.
 
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Under the Sea

 
 
Painted for daily paint works underwater challenge.
I tried to capture the beauty and wonder of the seascape
beneath the seas surface -
bright coral, intense plant colors and iridescent fish,
all captured in the muted light coming from the seas surface.
 
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Garden Shed

 
 
 
​Painted for DPW's Garden Challenge.
I painted an old garden shed, and composed this painting
from the various flowers that grow on the property:
pink rhodies, a bed of blue irises, yellow azaleas, magenta clematis.
Besides the garden implements,
I added birds
and one little lady bug (can you find her) for interest.
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available on my DPW Gallery
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Friday, May 6, 2016

Cattle Drive

 
 
Painted from some photos I took on a road trip
through south eastern Oregon, where there are many ranches.
I had to wait on the road because of the cattle drive
- cows go where they want.
It was interesting to watch these cowboys moving the cattle along.
So I took a few pictures and enjoyed the experience.
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas
 
SOLD
 
available on my DPW Gallery
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mimi

 
 
​This painting was done from 'Paint and Draw Together' challenge 
using a photo of the blog owner, Lela Stankovic's sister. 
The photo was taken in bright sunlight,
so I toned down the harshness of the shadows
without eliminating them completely,
to soften and better reveal her features.
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
 
available on my DPW Gallery
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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Front Porch

 
 
​A wrap around porch is a pleasant place
to sit and enjoy life;
with the bright colors of spring flowers
and the dappled shade and sunlight.
 
 
8" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Fresh From the Garden

 
 
Painted for DPW's Veggie Challenge.
These are a few of my picks from the local farmers market:
turnips, grape tomatoes, ruby red Swiss chard. 
For my painting setup I accented them
with my bottle of Balsamic Vinegar for extra interest.
This was a fun challenge and  besides,
every kitchen needs a painting.
 
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ram

 
Painted for DPW's "Sheep-ish" challenge
from a photo Carol Marine provided.
I like the way the sheep's face seems to be floating
out of his abundant wool.
A neighboring ranch has some sheep
and I have seen them before shearing
where they seem to be huge balls of fluff on feet.
 
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
SOLD
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Bird on a Twig

 
 
​It's late summer, the leaves are turning
and the Queen Anne's Lace dots the field of yellow grasses;
and this bird seems to be contemplating his journey south
as he perches atop a twig.
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available in my DPW Gallery
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