Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Yellow Roses

Yellow Roses, oil on linen, 5"x 7"
$375 framed (ask about availability)

Number 2 of the "100 minis" collection.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A Bowl of Cherries

A Bowl of Cherries, oil on linen, 5"x 7" SOLD
Here's the first of my "100 minis" collection!

What better way to kick off a painting series, than with a bowl of cherries on a hot summer day in August. The paint is nice and thick in this one. I have a few paintings now that feature my studio window in the background. I am calling them my "studio window series."

Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Iris Garden and thank you!

Presby Iris Garden Path, oil on linen, 5"x 7"
$375 framed (ask about availability)

I adore irises and love paintings them even more! Fortunately, I live near The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens. This living museum of 80 years is dedicated to cultivating and displaying a rich variety of irises.

Speaking of irises...I want to send a big thank my new blog friend, Gillian for her kindness and creative contribution. She designed my new title banner. Gillian you are a sweetheart!!!!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Studio Paints

Today, I realized that whenever I have one of my annual Open Studio events, I have my studio organized and neat... paints are put away, brushes are tucked in closets, and even my Greenwich easel is rolled out to the garage... then comes out the table clothes and champagne!

So for all of you that haven't seen my insanity. Here's a glimpse of how I work.

This was inspired by Gillian, who speaks of her love for art supplies. I evidently love to buy paint!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Best Wishes

Best Wishes, oil on linen, 40"x 30"
$6600 framed
(ask about availability)

I set up this still life on my studio window ledge looking out to my patio. The subtle backlighting was really interesting to me. I love how the sunlight comes through the drapes and how the shadows fall in front of the apples. This stunning wildflower bouquet was a birthday surprise from my husband. :0)