Monday, July 28, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

One Less Than 2, oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

the little frog in my pond has not friends.  He doesn't seem to mind.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Two To Tango, oil on hardboard, 6x6", $99

Love frogs!  In 1995 I dug a 3.5 foot deep, large hole in my front yard just so I could fill it with water and have frogs.  Hasn't worked out exactly like I expected.  We seem to have one resident frog each year.  That's okay.  I love the game of hide and seek he plays every day.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tea Time, oil on hardboard, 6x6", $99

Sometimes it really helps the painting process to mix things up a bit.  Setting up a still life is almost harder than the painting part.  It also can stir some lively debate.  My husband (also an artist) does not like this background.  Bah! it's one of my favorite parts.  Good thing it's not up to him.

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Connection, oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

Who knew there were so many shades of red and orange?!?!  a bit of a nightmare to paint but I'm guessing I'll tackle another one.  Glutton for punishment

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Treadin' Water, oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

I love frogs!  when we first moved to the country I dug a pond in the front yard to see if we could attract them.  It's never been as many as I want but the fish we added probably didn't help.  They find those frog eggs mighty tasty.  Regardless, they are so fun to look at and watch.  Pretty good painting experience as well.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

"Deep Lake" oil on hardboard, 8x8", $176

This is another painting done on excursion with my friend and fellow painter Lori Twiggs.  Tomorrow we venture out again.  The Pacific NW is expecting a change in weather tomorrow so it could afford an entirely different experience. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Why Jog When You Can Paint?, oil on hardboard, 8x8"$176

My friend and great painter Lori Twiggs to me to a place called Deep Lake to paint yesterday.  The number of greens in the landscape was a bit daunting but we were tenacious.  There were some joggers that found us quite the oddity

Monday, July 14, 2014

Day Lily, oil on hardboard, 5x7", $99

The upper left background color and contrast is a bit darker than the photo indicates.  I've shot it 4 days in a row.  This is the closest I've been able to get.  Sigh.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Only The Shadow Knows SOLD

This is the stray cat that resides in my painting studio.  We have had him for years and no one can touch him but me.  Even that is tentative.  Not the handsomest guy but I'm pretty fond of him.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Plein Air, oil on hardboard, 8x8", $176

this is a piece I did in our garden the other morning.  We had a Plein Air class visit the day before and I was so inspired by watching them that I drug my gear out the very next day and painted my own plants.  So fun.

Friday, July 04, 2014

"Where's Alice?" oil on hardboard, 6x6" $250

Did I mention that I just LOVE paint?!? there is something luxurious about a palette full of color just daring you to pick it up and lay it down.  So I did.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Dance Card Not Full, oil on hardboard, 6x6", $99 SOLD

This was such a wonderful, visual puzzle.  I love the way everything came together