Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Winter Sunset



Painted for DPW's "Picasso It" challenge,
where you are invited to style a painting after a favorite artist.

This painting I have styled after one of my favorite
living artists, Kevin Macpherson. Maybe in a few more decades
I will come close to his wonderful style.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

French Country House



Another French country landscape painted after the style of Van Gogh.
This is actually a redo of the painting I submitted to Bill Guffey's
Virtual Paintout in Arles, France.
I wasn't completely happy with my original work which you may see on his blog.

Arles is one of the places Vincent Van Gogh lived in and painted.

6"x6" acrylic on linen paper

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Arles French Countryside after Van Gogh



Painted for Daily Paint Works  the "paint in the style of your favorite artist" challenge.
Vincent Van Gogh's style has always intrigued me,
but I had never thought to style a painting after him, before this.
I loved doing it.

6"x6" acrylic on linen paper


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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Apples in a Blue Bowl



Some of the apples from our tree.
Painted against the wonderful cream and blue pottery,
and striped linen towels.

6" x 6" acrylic on linen paper


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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cranberries and Lemons



Preparing a dish for the holidays,
with pretty little bright red cranberries,
dried cherries, sugar, and lemon juice and zest.

6"x6" acrylic on linen paper


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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Winter Blues



Two Stellar Jays enjoying the snowberries that grew by the pond,
iced over with the first freeze.


6"x6" acrylic on linen paper


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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Chickadee in Winter



Chickadees winter over - so we keep the feeder supplied with oily sunflower seeds.
Of course they share with a few other species of birds.

4.5" x 6" acrylic on linen paper

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wintering Over

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She was meant to be a companion piece to "Should Have Gone South".
But since that has already sold, I may just paint a series of winter birds.

6"x6" acrylic on linen paper


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Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Rainy Day Gear



Red rainboots painted for DPW's "Paint Your Shoes" challenge.
Because I live in the PNW and it rains a lot here,
I chose to paint my fireman red rainboots,
which I take off at the door to keep from tracking in mud and water.
No! I don't leave them there.

6"x6" acrylic on linen paper

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Peony, Plums and Pitcher



This was painted for Jen Smith's Rookie Painter's November still life challenge.
Oddly enough, one my favorite parts of this picture
is the 'Boos Blocks' inscription on the cutting board.

6"x6" acrylic on linen paper

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fruit Bowl



Painted for Rookie painter's fruit bowl challenge.
Too late to post it there, as this challenge has ended.

6"x6"acrylic on linen paper

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Pomegranate Wine



Every fall my grandmother would make pomegranate wine,
to serve the next year during the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
She would bring it out and place the decanter on the mantle when company arrived.
It was slightly tart, yet spicey sweet, served chilled.

6"x6" acrylic on linen paper


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Monday, November 7, 2011

Mona Lisa Restaurant



Painted for DPW's Crowd Challenge from a photo Carol Marine took in Germany.
In painting this challenge, I added more color to the clothing,
removed the cigarettes from the hands of the many smokers,
and thinned the crowd a little.
I also left off the lovely windows and flower boxes
that ran across the top of the restaurant.
I felt they competed too much with the subject - the people.

6"x9' acrylic on linen paper

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Twisted Chestnut Tree



In the front pasture there is an old chestnut tree,
whose gray trunk and branches twist and turn,
as they spread out.
When the leaves turn and begin to fall,
the wonderful bones of this old tree are revealed.

6"x6" acrylic on linen paper
(brush and palette knife)

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Vase and Cantaloupe



Blue vintage cloth, old silver vase with flower, and cantaloupe slice,
painted for Lela Stankovic's Paint and Draw Together Challenge.

10" x 8" acrylic on canvas panel

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Persimmons Three



I have actually never eaten a persimmon,
but their deep rich red and orange colors,
make them a wonderful fall subject to paint.

6"x6" acrylic on linen paper


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