Saturday, March 28, 2015

Hyacinths II

11"x14"
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And her again, facing the other way. I am just in love with the brushwork on these two.

Hyacinths I

11"x14"
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My wonderful little girl! We did her hair up in braids like Frida Kahlo and pinned in lots of beautiful pale pink hyacinths.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dandelion Flame

5"x7"
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The flowers are here, coming out the ground all over, and I am so happy about that!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bluebeard

9"x12"
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I really enjoy exploring the whole three-eyed animals Thing! Bluebeard the enlightened chicken....

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Shades of Blue

5"x7"
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Ah, teacups.... I was planning on another daffodil, but the marble snuck in instead. I appreciate sneakiness in a marble.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Daffodil and Teacup

5"x7"
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I REALLY had to flex some mental muscles on this one- some paintings just fall off the brush, and this one flatly refused. I think it's a daffodil thing. I love them, but they don't feel the same way about me.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Reflected Light

9"x12"
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I have the awesomest kid ever.

Also, making props for paintings is super fun, and I really love this ruff. Having a real one is so much better than trying to imagine the stinking thing. On the other hand, I think I'll go on a daily paintings kick for a few days after this, these were a bit overwhelming!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Blue Girl

9"x12"
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It's Naomi again! I finally finished the ruff I was making, just for the purpose of sticking it on her and painting her, crazy hair and all. Just sketching here, getting used to the new subject and the crazy lighting I wound up with.... so dramatic and awesome.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sleeping Blue

11"x14"
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Back in town again, and of course the first thing I do is a sketch of my daughter. I am in love with the brushwork on this one, it kept surprising me, and the way her little hand turned out.... <3 p="">

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Abalone

5"x7"
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Don't mind me, I'm just sitting here waiting for the warm weather to come back.

Actually I'm going to vanish for a few days, headed down to Charlotte. But I'll be back soon, promise!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Reflected

5"x7"
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Hm..... it's strange, I absolutely adore this one in person, but it's less interesting on a computer screen. Probably an inconvenient sort of scaling thing, that can definitely happen with the dailies...

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Secret Life of Chickens

11"x14"
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I'm painting what REALLY goes on in the barnyard at night. Just so you know.

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Discovery

11"x14"
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I believe that spring is finally here! I hope it comes to you soon, if it hasn't already.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Return of the Sushi

5"x7"
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I'll be hiding under a mountain of blankets and waiting for spring, if anyone wants me...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Under Pressure

5"x7"
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Ah, it feels good to do a little daily painting again! And of one of my tools, no less- I can't believe how long it's been since I've painted this wrench!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Stillwater

9"x12"
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A little painting of my daughter swimming in the Gulf last summer- trying to bring back the warmth!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Waiting

5"x7"
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Today I'm sketching from some of my photos of Savannah.... just trying to be somewhere warm.

Pulling Together

5"x7"
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Centering

9"x12"
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And this little critter was developed alongside the rooster.... obviously. I love the idea, but my goodness it is challenging to execute!

The Beginnings of Things

9"x12"
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This third eye thing is new for me! But I am really enjoying exploring it...

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Call of the Sea

12"x12"
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My little cousin Anna, as a mermaid or a naiad or something.... something just crawled forth from the ocean, and thinking about going back. I know I am too!

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Changeling

9"x12"
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Children in general are just unearthly... some of them especially so.

The Things We Find

9"x12"
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M daughter, posing with the jawbone from a whitetail deer. Or maybe a unicorn. It's hard to tell.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Stiltwalker

9"x12"
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I've learned that it is best not to ask too many questions. Especially when a sheep-chicken comes strutting into the studio on stilts, demanding to be painted.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Dandy

9"x12"
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Today was complicated. we lost power last night so the pipes froze and just.... bleh. So this little fellow is cheering me up!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Put Together

5"x7"
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My brain is being difficult lately. It insisted on randomly painting these pieces-of-horses dailies out of the blue, and now it still won't let me get back to the stuff I was working on before....
*sigh*

Upright

5"x7"
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Halo

5"x7"
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Monday, February 9, 2015

Edges

5"x7"
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Trying to figure out the mechanics of making a thing glow. And of course, fish always making for a fun subject for experimentation.

Friday, February 6, 2015

A Marble in a Teacup II

5"x7"
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Sometimes I like to paint something more than once, to figure out what composition looks better. And sometimes that just leaves me wanting to paint it a few more times!