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.
available on my DPW Gallery
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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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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Flower Fields

 
 
While traveling last summer,
I came across an old lavender field,
that was mostly overgrown
and dotted with other volunteer flowers.
A young mom and her daughter
were picking bouquets.
While their dog busied himself
chasing enticing scents.
Some photos I took
were the inspiration for this work.
 
6" x 8"  oil on canvas panel
palette knife work
 
SOLD
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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Geraniums in a Tin Pitcher

 
 
​Scarlet geraniums
in a white tin pitcher look lovely
against a bright blue wall.
 
8" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available in my DPW Gallery
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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Sailing the Milky Way

 
 
​A sailboat sails under the night sky,
filled with the stars of the Milky Way,
carried along by the soft sea breezes.
 
8" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available on my DPW Gallery
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Giverney Spring

 
 
Another painting of Monet's garden in Giverney, France.
It is said Monet painted 100's of paintings
of his gorgeous gardens, in all seasons.
I particularly like this view, with the Asian foot bridge
canopied with blue Wisteria, over his lily pond.
Wonderful weeping willows, lush plants
and a rainbow of flowers frame it.
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
SOLD
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Morning Clouds

 
 
​Painted from a photo I took last summer
 in the early dawn, while camping lakeside.
I loved the pastel colors of the morning clouds
against the cerulean blue sky.
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Little Woods

 
​There is a 'little woods' near where I live,
that I like to paint en plein air.
When I drive by I sometimes take a photo
for future painting reference.
This was painted from one of those photos.
I liked the gold of the grases,
against the silver of the rain laden clouds.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Ready for Easter Brunch

 
 
Painted for DPW Easter Egg Challenge.
These pretty decorated eggs in silver egg cups
are ready for Easter brunch.
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction
starting bid $30.
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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Stormy Weather

 
 
​Painted for DPW Rainy Day  Challenge,
from a photo of a storm blowing in.
 
8" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction
starting bid $30.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

High Desert Spring


 
 
The seasonal rains
bring the desert wildflowers to bloom,
causing a golden carpet in springtime.
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction
starting bid $30.
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