Friday, February 12, 2016

Vintage Camping

 
 
​When traveling,  I sometimes see and admire,
(and secretly covet), these vintage travel trailers.
I have often thought of finding one, and fixing it up
 to use on my road trips. Maybe someday....
 
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction
starting bid $25.
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Storm Clouds

 
 
​Painted for DPW's "Skying" challenge.
I used a photo I took of a summer storm
moving over the Grand Tetons with Jackson Lake
 in the foreground.
I particularly liked the way the low lying clouds
wrapped themselves around these majestic mountains.
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction
starting bid $25.
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Tulips on My Windowsill

 
 
​These pretty purple tulips grow on my windowsill
from forced bulbs in an oval glass vase,
they bring a bit of color and springtime into my studio.
 
 
8" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction
starting bid $25.
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Magic of Spring

 
 
The groundhog has spoken for an early spring,
so this is my contribution to DPW's Groundhog Day challenge.
Spring has a magical quality about the season.
I wanted to depict this element in a whimsical way
and yet maintain the beauty of the time of year.
Dragonflies are a particular favorite of mine, 
as they flit about the serene floating lily pads and  lily flowers.
 
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction
starting bid at $25.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Island Beach

 
 
Second painting for DPW's Escape the Snow challenge.
I painted this one from the photo provided
of an early morning on a Carolina Island beach,
using a palette knife.
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction
starting bid $30.
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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Stratus Blue Roses

 
 
Painted for DPW's Escape the Snow challenge.
Let me explain this painting and how it fits the challenge theme.
First of all, I like snow and don't find I need to escape it.
Second, when I can't paint plein air (outdoors) I paint still lifes indoors.
Third, painting itself is my way of getting away from it all.
I find myself caught up in what I am doing
and that in itself is a form of escape, so to speak.
So my 'escape' was to do this painting.
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction
with a starting bid of $30.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Canyon Snow


 
 
​Second painting for DPW's "Snow Challenge".
A dusting of snow covers the tops and crevices
of the red and ochre canyon rocks.
A lovely portrayal of natures contrasts.
 
(I have been asked where this might be.
I painted it from a picture I took in Bryce Canyon
(I believe, as I visited several canyons).
It was late fall after an early dusting of snow.)
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available on my DPW Gallery
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Monday, January 18, 2016

Long Shadows

 
 
​Painted for DPW's "Snow" Challenge.
I particularly liked the low sunrise
and the long shadows of the challenge picture.
 
8" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available on my DPW Gallery
(see sidebar)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Seaside Cliffs

 
 
Rugged and amazing coastal bluffs
are a part of the Northern Pacific landscape,
that makes this coastline so spectacular.
 
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
$30.
available on my DPW Gallery
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Biscotti

 
 
Second painting done for DPW's Pastry Challenge.
This one is of a mug of hot cocoa,
with a chocolate almond biscotti.
There are more of these tasty treats in the Biscotti Jar.
 
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available on my DPW Gallery
(see sidebar)
 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cherry Cheesecake

 
 
​Painted for DPW's Pastry Challenge.
I chose to paint a slice of cherry cheesecake,
one of my favorite treats.
I worked this mostly with a palette knife.
 
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available on my DPW Gallery
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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sky Show


 
 
​A scene of a spectacular sunset 
over the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming.
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available on my DPW Gallery
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