Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Evening Dahlia

8"x16"
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My dahlias have started blooming so much earlier this year, and they are beautiful. The pollinators adore them, too. This particular beauty was leaning out from the rest of the group, right at eye level....

Monday, June 27, 2016

Eggplant and Yellow

5"x7"
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I decided to play with complementary colors today- don't you just love how bright it is?

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Watermelon on Blue

5"x7"
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Yay, beautiful watermelons at the farmers' market! It will be a while before the ones in my yard are ripe, I'm afraid.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Poppy Mandala

8" diameter
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I'm really kindof in love with this one- these flowers are just so ridiculous and gorgeous, they look like magic or sea anemones or something. Seemed like the perfect subject for a precious little circular canvas.

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Search

5"x7"
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On the one hand, chickens are wonderfully ridiculous. On the other, I am very grateful to be bigger than them.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Magic of a Flower

8"x10"
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Something beautiful. The bee balm is blooming, and the bees are loving it (as the name implies) and it just had to be painted.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Apricot Curves

5"x7"
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You have no idea how badly I want a mature apricot tree in my yard.... they're such stunning fruits.

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Faun

8"x10"
commissioned portrait

And this one.... I need to paint my kidlet with antlers again, I can't believe it but it has been a little while since my last one. And the reflective eyes, those are always a favorite thing of mine.

Sugar Smile

8"x10"
commissioned portrait

And isn't this just the sweetest thing? I can't believe they were actually a commission, with the skull makeup and the horns and all but I LOVE it.

The Unicorn

8"x10"
commissioned portrait

And this one is just too sweet. Really, who doesn't want to be a unicorn? A unicorn with pigtails, no less.

Bright Eyes

8"x10"
commissioned portrait

Just look at that smile! And the pigtails. And, ok, just the everything.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Display

11"x14"
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Peculiar poultry. That's the theme of things lately. I figure that if a rooster could have glow in the dark bits, he would totally go for it.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Piper

8"x10"
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I am so in love with this one. Just the everything. Maybe all my things should be brushy sketches with a really detailed passage.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016

A Closer Look

5"x7"
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And here we have proof that chickens are dinosaurs. Or maybe ballet dancers.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Boston Cream

5"x7"
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*om nom nom nom*

I mean really, the paint on this looks delicious. Just rich and brushy and awesome.

Wait, what? The subject matter?

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Berries in June

8"x10"
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Honestly, I've got mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand, it feels like a really strong piece, the light and the colors and the textures and all..... on the other, it's so sketched out, there's a million details that could be added.... but would they make it a better painting, or just satisfy the fiddler in me? I think the latter. So. Bold brushy scrumbly strawberries.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Glazed Chocolate

5"x7"
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*om nom nom*

No really, somebody needs to fall desperately in love with this gorgeous donut painting and adopt it. I'm now wanting to go out in the morning and get even more donuts to paint.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Blue

5"x7"
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Just a pretty swimmy thing.... that you've seen before, yes, but she didn't sell so I played with her some more and now she's up again!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wings and Horns

8"x10"
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And this one, again for the Where the Wild Things Are show.... is a wild thing. I thought about titling it The Artist's Daughter As A Harpy, but chickened out. She does have a halo though. And bright awesome yellow eyes because that's what all the monsters in the book have!

A Forest Grew

11"x14"
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I did this painting for the themed auction for "Where the Wild Things Are" and I do so love how the whole themed group painting thing is pushing me to explore new things. I love the atmosphere of this one!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

If By Sea

9"x12"
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I just needed to do another one of my darling robot goldfish! Swimming out into the world....

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Washed Ashore

8"x10"
sold

Just a study in contrasts.... and shadows.... and shiny and soft and all the pretty greens.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Low Tide

8"x10"
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I'll let you in on a little secret- clouds are HARD to paint. They look all fluffy and innocent and forgiving, but really they're impossible. I'm proud of this one though, and it really had to be painted... so beautiful.

Friday, May 20, 2016

I'm disappearing for a few days....

Out of town getting inspiration! I'll be back soon to share, I promise.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Unicorn Skull and Strawberries

11"x14"
sold

Clearly I used up all my creativity on the painting, leaving none at all for the title.... I love it though! A unicorn skull from my collection, and some strawberries my daughter and I got from a local u-pick.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Deer Skull

12"x12"
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Just something beautiful and delicate that I had to paint. I love how the colors came out!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Balance

5"x7"
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More delicious berries! I'm not a gifted balancer, it was hard to get them to pose like that.... but it makes me happy. That and the shiny, of course.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Black Rooster

5"x7"
sold

Yesterday's bone-white skull, and today's black rooster.... things are very colorful for me lately, and I love it.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Skull and Reflection

8"x10"
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Look at all the beautiful colors in the whites and greys! This came out so well.....

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dreams of Dreams

9"x12"
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Yep, definitely doing an art festival this weekend. I'm really enjoying the doodles around the edges with these paintings lately!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Lantern Light

9"x12"
sold

The return of the robot goldfish. And something else is in the deep as well.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Captain

11"x14"
commission

And here's a kitty cat as Captain Jack Sparrow, who quite possibly has the best costume ever. I love his attitude.

The Cavalier

11"x14"
commission

Isn't this just too much fun? The fabric on this one, and all the textures.... LOVE it.

Saturday, April 23, 2016