Saturday, May 27, 2017

Kestrel Chick

5"x7"
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Recently I got to meet a clutch of three kestrel chicks, about three weeks old. Almost fledglings really, and absolutely adorable, like a big scary falcon had a baby with a dandelion poof.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

School

16"x20"
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Dude this one is awesome and I know you feel it. Lots and lots of angler fish, yay!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Scuba Chicken

11"x14"
available through Vega Metals in Durham, NC

Ok, I've run out of fun title for the moment, but you know you want this scuba chicken. He's totally awesome.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Depths

11"x14"
private collection

Because awesome scuba chickens should be everywhere!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Tide Lines II

5"x7"
private collection

I got a request to paint that particular shell again, so I turned it just a little bit.... So pretty.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Saffron III

5"x7"
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Another angle of my mother's day present! From right before I opened it up to use in a load of saffron-apricot bread.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Pineapple

5"x7"
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When I'm stomping around and have no idea what to paint, and end up in the kitchen whining to myself about it, well.... there was a pineapple. I rather like it.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Berry Season

5"x7"
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Apparently my camera really loves cerulean, I could not get an accurate picture for anything- the blue in question is actually much darker. Gr. Having to make explanations like that takes the edge off my "oh my goodness this is so cute everyone come love it!"

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

St Johns Wort

5"x7"
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Brought something in from the garden to paint-  St Johns Wort has the most beautifully yellow flowers!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Seaworn

9"x12"
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Look how you can see the shell through the marble! Love it! And of course the amazing textures.... I've got the ocean on my mind.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Glass Bottle

5"x7"
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You should definitely expect to see this bottle again in the future. Most likely containing tiny magical creatures of some kind.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Evening Tea

5"x7"
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It's chilly today. Painting something warm was the only reasonable response.

Gentleman Cluck

8"x10"
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Oh this little dude is just delightful. I may have gotten a bit carried away with the details, honestly.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bluebird

5"x7"
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I picked a couple of shiny things off the bookshelves for a still life tonight- I love the blue of the glass bird, it's so deep.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Lowlands

16"x20"
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This painting is really big compared to the size I usually work, but..... such a magical place deserves it.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Mme. Marsupial

11"x14"
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A new sort of creature is coming by the yard lately, and I convinced her to come in for a portrait.

Shimmer

11"x14"
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Something magical tonight. Sunlight through water and an exploring spirit.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Unicorn Skull: Late Spring

14"x18"
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Just something beautiful for the sake of being beautiful. I've been enjoying the still life dailies lately, and wanted to a larger one- one of my unicorn skulls, an iris from the garden, and a few strawberries from the farmers market.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Unfurling

5"x7"
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The next iris bud is unfurling beautifully now. I love the contrast between the purples and the yellows....

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Green Glass

5"x7"
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I have these lovely recycled glass floats sitting on my bookshelves, and they've been patiently waiting to be painted again for a long time now....

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Second Day

5"x7"
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The first iris is starting to fold in on itself, and then second one is peeking out, ready to unfurl.....

Friday, April 28, 2017

Iris

8"x10"
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I've started a row of irises in the backyard, for painting purposes. It'll be beautiful someday. And this is the first flower from it, given to me by a wonderful friend <3 p="">

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Curves - Purple and White

5"x7"
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I absolutely love how vivid these paintings are, the subjects just feel like they're jumping right off the canvas. I think it's a combination of the outlining, and the layering that's going in to painting them.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Blue and White

5"x7"
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I had so much fun with this one! Finally got my courage up to paint the designs on a little saucer.... with a marble, of course.... and it's lovely.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Strut

5"x7"
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Ok, that is the last of the chickens for a little while. Promise. As a matter of fact, I think I'm really really excited about tomorrow's little daily!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Posing

5"x7"
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Sometimes I really don't mind when a painting doesn't sell, because then I get to revisit it and lean something. This one.... don't you love how rounded and modeled he looks against the transparent brown background?

White Rooster

5"x7"
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This fellow has quite the attitude, but he was fun to paint!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

All In Red

11"x14"
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This nice lady pointed out to me that I ought to try painting possums next time!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Fallen Tree

I spent some time sitting in the front yard sketching. I love how it came out!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Seaweeds

9"x12"
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All done with this reference photo for now, I believe. This one came out so nice and soft and watery.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Golden

9"x12"
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Today I was sitting by the frog puddle, and one of the frogs actually came up to the edge of the water closest to me and stared at me for the longest time. It had the darkest eyes, with just a thin ring of gold.... and I decided to put those eyes in here. And do a few days experimenting with the same reference photo over and over, just to see what comes of it. So here's day one with her :)

sketching in the garden.


like literally. laying in the garden with the subject material bobbling around in the wind and ants crawling across the page. I loved it and need to do it a lot more often.


Germination

5"x7"
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It might look like an acorn, but it's actually a lotus seed I sprouted to plant in my frog puddle.