Monday, November 20, 2017

Rooster and Crescent Moon

16"x20"
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This big magnificent critter has some serious presence, and it was so much fun working on him! The swirling grassy foreground is new for me too, and very gratifying.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Morning

5"x7"
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Loose brushy awesomeness, and a spoon. I think I'm in love with the light on the coffee cup handle though.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pink Light

5"x7"
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Last little shorebird for a little while. Again. I love this theme. And the light on the little bidrie butt.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Feathers

5"x7"
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What is it with me and birds and fish? All those little intricacies...

Gull

5"x7"
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A rather extraordinary little sketch of a portrait of a seagull. Fun stuff.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Unexpected Rain

8"x10"
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This one turned out very different from my usual paintings, but I'm rather enjoying it. It took an illustration-ey turn once I started reworking it!

Rosebud

5"x7"
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There's going to be a hard frost tonight, so I decided to bring in the one rosebud from my poor confused rosebush, and pose it in this wonderful glass sphere!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Creamer and Cherry II

5"x7"
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It seems the weather is affecting my painting! Still, it's a super wonderful fat little silver creamer.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Bubbles and Horns


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Because sometimes you quite like a painting but it's missing.... something.... oh, bubbles. Of course.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Goldfish Tea

8"x8"
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Gorgeous little things that just came home with me.... and a goldfish. Because of course a goldfish. Look how shiny that wonderful silver teapot is!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Curves

5"x7"
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Something beautiful... something that seems simple, but has so much going on in the details. Good things.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Porchlights

9"x12"
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I'm rather proud of this one! And of course these twilight paintings are always so much fun to do, the lights really change the whole feel of the painting.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Cat Skull

5"x7"
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Beautiful shapes peering out of the shadows, another skull posing in a cigar box....

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Red Star

5"x7"
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What does an artist do with random mylar balloons? Paints them, of course.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Unexpected Rain

8"x10"

Available in an auction with the Strange Dreams Artist Collective on facebook, running from November 1st through the 7th. The theme was Strange Dreams, and, well..... the other paintings are fantastic too, you should come look.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Grey and Green

9"x12"
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Small round things. Little invisible eggs, a big egg casting a shadow..... and a teacup, inevitably.

Friday, October 27, 2017

printmaking!

.... the early stages of printmaking. seeing where it takes me.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Grackle

5"x7"
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Experimenting, trying to learn about birdish shapes and how feathers overlap. They're just so DIFFERENT when you're more used to mammals.

Pomegranate

5"x7"
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Another something beautiful, tucked into a cigar box to pose to take advantage of the interesting shadows. I'm so glad I found the cigar boxes again!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Creole Garlic

5"x7"
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Some absolutely gorgeous garlic from the farmers market- it's a kind that takes summertime heat better than most garlics.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Hazelnuts

5"x7"
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I grew them! And they're delicious! Well, the ones I already ate are delicious. I really had to save some to paint, they're just beautiful shapes.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

All in Pink

11"x14"
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Gorgeous, gorgeous young deer. In a wig. And dress. And flowers. Of course.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Streamlined

5"x7"
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I liked the shadow under the turtle so much I decided to try it with something a little more.... shadowy.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Flight II

5"x7"
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My daily paintings are really my safe space. Little experiments. I wonder how it would look if there was a shadow in the water? How simply can I say "fish" so it doesn't detract from the turtle? How on EARTH do I make the shape of the shell read correctly?

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Wolfsbane

5"x7"
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This gorgeous thing is in bloom at the NC Botanical Gardens and I'm in love! Unfortunately I've been unsuccessful with starting wolfsbane from seed for three years running, and can't find any plants....

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Resting

5"x7"
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Another little shorebird, holding still for a moment in the fading light with one leg neatly tucked up beneath her.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Bubbly

11"x14"
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A few of my favorite things about my robot goldfish, all rolled into one glorious robot goldfish. Anglerfish. Steampunk exploration thingamabob.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Crescent

5"x7"
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Oh this one came out with so much emotion. I'm wanting to do it again, but much larger!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

Porcelain

5"x7"
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A creepy doll. Because the art group I'm in is doing a prompt for October and that was today's and I figured I'd paint this thing my daughter found.... and let me tell you, lace is HARD to paint!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Just After Sunset

5"x7"
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Pretty much a color study, trying to create atmosphere and distance on such a tiny little canvas.... and then getting distracted by clouds, of course.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Oceangoer

5"x7"
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Another beautiful sea turtle. It's a crazy thing, something so wonderfully solid being able to fly, basically, so graceful in the water....