Sunday, December 14, 2014

Rose Medley

Rose Medley in Blue 
12x12, Original Oil on Panel

Another white rose study.  I wanted to convey just enough information, while attempting to stay loose.  I also used a combination of brush and palette knife, and a limited palette.  The palette knife is so liberating. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Roses

Christmas Roses
9x12 inches, Original Oil on Panel

After some entertaining this past weekend, my home is full of beautiful holiday flowers, especially white roses and red berries.  I love the simplicity of white roses. I decided to have some fun, and capture these flowers with a palette knife. I think I worked on it a little too long, so I hope to try this again, using a different approach next time.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wild Ones

Wild Ones
12x24 inches, original oil on stretched canvas

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I know, it's been a very long time since I last posted.  The last six months have been an incredibly  busy time.  First, selling a home and moving to another took up a great deal of time and attention. More importantly, family and health issues required even more time.  Although I continued to paint when I could, blogging just had to take a temporary back seat. Everything is good now. Thank you to all my friends and followers for writing and checking up on me.

I am so grateful for family, friends, and good health.  I feel very blessed.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Beach Bound

Beach Bound
16x20 inches, Oil on Stretched Canvas

Summer is definitely upon us!  What better way to enjoy a summer day, than by heading to the beach.  I've never been one to sit and bake on the beach, but I do love to get there early in the morning and go for a really long walk.  To feel the sunshine, hear the roaring waves, and smell the fresh, salt air… it just doesn't get much better.  What a great place for people watching!  I am so fortunate to have beach access so close by.  I hope wherever you are, you're doing what you love to enjoy these summer days. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Morning View

Morning View
9x12, Oil on Panel

We've sold our home!  It happened so quickly, I'm still trying to process it.  I've taken a long break from posting because my studio is all packed up.  Everything but essentials is in boxes right now, with six more weeks before we can move into our new home. It feels a little strange that we are living in the same house, but it is no longer "our home". The artwork has been removed from the walls, the books all packed up, and all the things that make a house a "home" are awaiting transport.  I am really looking forward to September, when I should have my new studio up and running.  It will be like a new beginning!  

In the meantime, I paint outside when I can.  This morning at 7:45 am, the temperatures were already approaching 80 degrees.  ugh!

Thank you to all my friends who continue to follow my work.  It means so much to me.  I hope that wherever you are, you are enjoying a delightful summer.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

7x5, Oil on Panel

As we Americans prepare to celebrate Memorial Day weekend with cookouts and parades, let's remember the real reason behind Memorial Day… to honor the men and women who have served our country, especially those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom.  This weekend our thoughts are with them,  and the families left behind.

I admit, this is not a new painting, but one I completed last year.  I love this flag! Lately, it's been packing, packing, packing at my house. Selling our home, planning to build another, all while finding a temporary place to live is what has kept me busy, and out of the studio.  Did I mention the stress level?  It's one day at a time, and I know that it will all pass.  Oh, wake me when it's over!

Have a great weekend, everyone.  Be safe!