Sunday, September 24, 2017

Flight

5"x7"
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My first attempt at painting a sea turtle.... they're wonderful, amazing animals that mean so much to me, but somehow I believe this is the first time I've painted one. I got so much inspiration from our beach trip.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Wet Sand

5"x7"
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This one took a long time, but was worth it! A little shorebird at sunset.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Storm on the Marsh

5"x7"
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Ah, the endless challenge of landscapes. Especially absurdly tiny daily painting ones. I just had to paint it though, a band of thunderstorms from the hurricane coming through, the light making chartreuse streaks across the reeds in the marsh and the greys of the sky turned silver in the water.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Broken Shell

5"x7"
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An absolutely gorgeous broken whelk shell I found on the beach recently and just had to paint.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Unicorn Skull and Cherry

16"x20"
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Another mythical still life. This one is wonderful in person, it didn't come together until I used the ancient red copy of Virgil in place of the unicorn's lower jaw, the red of that and the red of the cherry, and the pinks in the giant barnacles....

Friday, September 15, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Wood Bison

A different sort of project for me, I can't wait to share how it all comes together!

Monday, September 11, 2017

monoprinting again!

AUGH. This one was gorgeous before I tried the printing bit, and then said printing bit just ruined the delicate expressive bits on the little fox.... ah, well. Learning is a good thing!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

my first attempt at a monoprint

..... also weird. But the quality of it is unlike anything I can get with just brushing paint onto canvas, which is interesting. Maybe it has a future as part of layering..... I dunno. More experimentation is required, which you, my blog peoples, will be subject to!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Bird Whistle

5"x7"
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A lovely little bird whistle sculpture from Mexico, again posing on my cigar boxes!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Figurine and Marble

5"x7"
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A little rooster figuring I found at the Scrap Exchange, and a favorite marble. Shiny things on old cigar boxes.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Pony and Pasture

5"x7"
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Something fluffy for today's little daily painting. I'm trying to figure out how to paint trees in the landscape.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Black Rooster and The Bottle Tree

11"x14"
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A bottle tree and a rooster for protection, hollyhocks to attract benevolent spirits..... and a diving helmet because I'm me!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Souls

11"x14"
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This is a Superstitions themed auction..... did you know owls can carry off souls?

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mother's Purple Dress

11"x14"
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This is my daughter, wearing a silky purple dress made for me long long ago by my grandmother!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Droplets

5"x7"
sold

I'm auctioning these off and donating the proceeds to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

All Hallows

5"x7"
sold

I'm auctioning these paintings off and donating the proceeds to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Shell and Marble

5"x7"
sold

I'm auctioning these off and donating the proceeds to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Black Rooster

5"x7"
sold

I'm auctioning these off and donating the proceeds to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Bringer of Storms

11"x14"
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Something a little different for me, with the clouds and the raindrop dress!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Ultramarine

5"x7"
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I really wasn't sure what to paint today- but there is always inspiration to be found.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Cotton Boll

5"x7"
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Look, I GREW a daily painting! Amazing plants, apparently all they need is decent drainage and some sunlight. Wonderful textures for painting.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Mourning Cloak

8"x8"
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We found a mourning cloak butterfly in the yard, so very beautiful. She deserved to be painted like an icon, copper leaf and everything.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

As Above, So Below

12"x12"
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Two beautiful doe skulls, and a metallic border. The colors are so muted but somehow the composition makes it all so vivid!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Cherry and Glass

5"x7"
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Cherries are beautiful, aren't they? Perfect color and size and sheen, nice simple shape.... *sigh*

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cherries and Creamer

5"x7"
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Remember this adorable creamer? The last time you saw it, it had hyacinths in it. So that was a while ago. It came out beautifully here though, I just had to remember to be very disciplined about my use of white!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Cherry and Silver

5"x7"
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Coming back inside for a few still life dailies. Cherries are always wonderful fun to paint, and I found some beautiful ones.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Horizon

9"x12"
private collection

Portraits definitely don't have to look like traditional portraits- I love this one!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Bird and the Fish In Love

16"x20"
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A bird may love a fish, but where would they live? Obviously, they'd both get super useful helmets and trade off in each other's worlds.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Reflecting

Yes, it's a painting on a brick. Which is IMPOSSIBLE to photograph, by the way. I don't know how the other artists are doing it.

What other artists, you ask? Why the 149 other artists who are also donating paintings to BUILD HOPE NOT WALLS. Which is a Totally Awesome Thing you should definitely check out!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Winged Stag

8"x8"
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This one feels really special. Probably in part because of the square composition and the fact that I finally managed to successfully use to metal leaf!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Silver

5"x7"
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I found this at a little secondhand store for a dollar, and just had to have it. Something shiny to paint.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Through the Trees

5"x7"
sold

Lots of tiny little landscapes in my life lately!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Two White Deer

5"x7"
sold

I always feel like I need to say something about the painting, but really I'm not much good at saying things about my paintings, the whole point is that they exist as something visual, not verbal. It's more open.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Lunar Eclipse

11"x14"
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Night falling, magical things happening. An enormous beech tree and my daughter.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Agave

5"x7"
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I brought in another potted plant to paint! This one is going in the ground soon though.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Playtime

5"x7"
sold

More irresistible cuteness. Not sure where this is going.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Blue Ringed Octopus

5"x7"
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Not my usual thing at all, I know, but I had an idea that just wouldn't go away.