Monday, April 30, 2007

"Looking To The Left", oil on masonite, 6x6"SOLD

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These flowers are beginning to feel like old friends. I really planned to paint one of the large plates today but life got in the way. Actually, with spring here it's hard to steal time away from the weeds. We shall see.

Friday, April 27, 2007

"6 Lips", oil on masonite, 6x6"SOLD

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It's interesting that painting the same subject from a different vantage point is like never having seen it before.

I'll really miss these guys when they're gone.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

"More Lips", oil on masonite,6x6"

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I say, when you have a willing subject TAKE ADVANTAGE.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

"Two Lips", oil on masonite, 6x6

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This was one of those days when the juicy paint just did everything I wanted. It was almost sinful it was so much fun.

Monday, April 23, 2007

"Pick Up Sticks", oil on canvas, 20x30"

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You would think that the more familiar one becomes with the subject the easier it would be to render. Maybe for some, but certainly not for me. This triple stem arrangement tormented me. I also struggled with having the background fabric be so bold but I just couldn't force myself to subdue it.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

"Tribute to Elvis", oil on masonite, 6x6"

This is really the first day I've felt like painting. It's so weird when you get in a funk like that. It's almost like the the tools of the trade become strangers. I got so excited when I was done I gessoed 8 20x30" canvases.....

Monday, April 16, 2007

"Turncoat", oil on canvas, 20x30"

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I'm now making a concerted effort to go back and forth between the small pieces and my old, larger format. It's really nice to see these plates with flowers on the scale I first intended.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

"Side Bar", oil on masonite, 5x5"

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My painting day was short today. We had to deliver work for a show coming up in May. Just when you think you've endured it all you come up against something new. Two of my favorite paintings were sent back home with me because they didn't like the color of the frames. My large pieces are all framed exactly the same except the color. That I pick depending on the piece. Too weird for me.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

"The Placemat" oil on canvas 20x30"

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Okay! I'm off and running. This is another of the large plate images I've been planning for a while. I may have to go back into this one once I've lived with it for a while.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

"Mid Point", oil on masonite, 5x5"

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Delphinium isn't really in season here. In fact, it often is slug food way before it has a chance to set flowers. However, the local florist had this lovely little gem and I'm having a great time using it in all kinds of configurations.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

"Solo", oil on canvas, 20x30"

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This is another of the "full size" floral/plate combos. This particular piece actually had fabric laminated to the canvas before the paint was laid in. I thought I was going to like doing that a lot but the fabric was a real challenge as far laying down paint. I'm not saying I won't do it again but it certainly won't be right away.

Monday, April 09, 2007

"Blue Shadow", oil on canvas, 20x30

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One of my biggest frustrations with doing a painting every day has been lack of time for my larger work. This was really fun. After so many small pieces I found myself reaching for larger and larger brushes. I must have 12 dirty ones waiting for me to clean. Small price to pay.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

"Hats", oil on masonite, 6x6"

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My daughter in-law is one of my best friends. On a recent visit the two of us went shopping. We found this marvelous shop that sells handbags, jewelry, hats and wigs. We had a blast. Next time we're actually going to try on the wigs. Kelly is 6', blond and thin. I'm 5'6", brunette and stout. We'll see what our new identities bring.

Friday, April 06, 2007

"On Tilt", oil on masonite, 6x6"

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I really wanted to proceed with the mask series today but I'm having some difficulty with the subject matter. I enjoy the Sunflowers almost as much so this made for an okay compromise.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

"Nearly Submerged", oil on masonite, 6x6"

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This is yet another view of that wonderful little Sunflower...or is it Sun Flower? At any rate, I am really mesmorized by this flower.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

"Peas Not In A Pod", oil on canvas, 20x30"

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I confess, I've had some questions about all the artists that paint food. However, I realized how that can happen when I saw this serving bowl of peas. My family is from Southern stock. We take celebrations and the food that goes with them very serious. This was a happy vessel, depleted by our porkish ways. I don't know if you'll see any more food from me but I'm very happy with this.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Monday, April 02, 2007

"Direct On", oil on masonite, 12x12"

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This was an idea that had been bouncing around in my head for a long time. I have this great 3way mirror. The original idea was to show all three views in one painting. That may still come but for now it will be one at a time. I love the feathered masks and my husband for being willing to but one on.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

"One More Frenchfry", oil on canvas, 20x30"

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This is actually an outdoor corridor at a shopping mall. It struck me as so much more.