Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

Lightning Bugs

5"x7"
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Experimenting with the whole lightning bugs thing. Trying to figure out how to paint the magic.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Lantern

5"x7"
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Experimenting with a light effect that has always fascinated me, and I believe I actually managed to pull it off!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Gardenia

5"x7"
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Something simple and beautiful. Gardenias are my favorite flower, but they're devilishly hard to paint!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dahlias III

5"x7"
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Rotated yesterday's bouquet a bit. Dahlias have the most wonderful petals....

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Dahlias II

5"x7"
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I brought some more dahlias in from the garden to paint! I'm really enjoying this approach to dailies, I'm even sketching in the large forms with a brush which is new for me, and feels wonderful.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Hummingbird III

8"x8"
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Ok, last painting of this little dude for a little while at least. Just beautiful.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Hummingbird II

8"x8"
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I got so lucky getting excellent references of this little male! And he's so dramatic and sparkly, all the hummingbirds are like tiny jewels.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Hummingbird I

8"x8"
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I painted one of my hummingbirds! I have been a bit obsessed with hummingbirds forever, and recently got a feeder. We have at least five individuals coming by regularly, and of course I have to paint them!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Amanita

5"x7"
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Recent thunderstorms brought out the mushrooms in the yard! I picked this beautifully tattered one to bring inside and paint.

Monday, July 3, 2017

The Berry Thicket

9"x12"
sold

The rabbit family who lives in the mass of honeysuckle across the road has expanded into the berry thicket by the driveway! The inhabitants of the thicket have been most agreeable about posing.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunlight

5"x7"
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When I came home yesterday the rabbits who live in the honeysuckle thicket were out posing beautifully! They couldn't figure out why I was so interested in them though.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Barn Owl

11"x14"
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Something simple and beautiful. A barn owl flying over the full moon. I thought about adding a cat in there, or some moths flying around.... maybe on another painting, this one felt like it ought to focus on just a couple things.

WIP


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Posey

8"x10"
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This young lady is usually very shy, but she agreed to pose for me anyways.....

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Golden

8"x8"
sold

A beautiful little goldfinch with a nest in an unexpected place!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Meadow

11"x14"
sold
I love this painting, it *is* magical realism to me. Something beautiful and familiar, with some magic stirred in.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Eclair

5"x7"
sold

Oh my goodness, LOOK at this thing! I finally managed a decent bread-texture, that has been plaguing me for years! And it contrasts so nicely with the chocolate.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Evening Drink

5"x7"
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I think this glass is going to be my New Favorite Thing when it comes to daily paintings!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Goldfish

8" diameter
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A little goldfish portrait. I LOVE how shiny and immediate it came out! Like a porthole to another world, there on your wall.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Royalty

11"x14"
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A fun little painting that went to the gallery at Cricket Forge and Vega Metals today!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Lilies

8"x8"
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My little water-child. A selkie swimming in the waterlilies, in human form.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Blues

5"x7"
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Yes, you've seen it before.... but this is one I love so much that I just keep reworking it!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Going Home Again

8"x10"
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This piece feels special. Like it's the direction my paintings have always been moving in, bringing things together. I hope so.

WIP


Monday, June 12, 2017

Shadows

11"x14"

It's been a while since I did one of my robot fish, had to fix that!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Fauna

11"x14"
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Goddess of Spring, I think. I thought so many things while painting her- tell me, what do you see?

A State of Being

8"x10"
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Magical things coming together. A little faun-girl inspired by Frida Kahlo, and my first real painting of one of my favorite creatures in the world, a hummingbird.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Reflections on a French Press

5"x7"
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I love painting this thing. The curves, the shininess, the materials..... I love things that are simple and useful in this way. And don't produce any trash, just some compost.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Blackberry Tart

8"x10"
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Something beautiful and delicious- what more could one ask for to hang up in a kitchen?

Monday, June 5, 2017

Falcon

5"x7"
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Falcon hood are fascinating little contraptions. And the falcon itself.... herself.... seeing her flying around was amazing.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Patron Saint of Coffee

5"x7"
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The light and the look on that little face and just.... this whole thing delights me.

Friday, June 2, 2017

What Comes After

11"x14"

This one isn't like anything I've done before, and so far has proven impossible to photograph..... but I love it so much.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Unlikely Encounter

8"x10"

Something beautiful. I love how being part of an artist collective encourages me to try things I wouldn't have otherwise! The theme for this auction is Duality.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Stripes

5"x7"
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Just because shells. It's a tricky one though, because of the change in values with the stripes! Painting the stripes themselves, and then painting the light over them was my solution- I figured that was what I was seeing happen and I could follow the process!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Shard

5"x7"
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I found a small piece of a wonderfully shiny shell at the beach, and had to try painting it! I always learn so much from a painting like this.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Walking Onions

9"x12"
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My walking onions are blooming and staggering around the front yard, and I had to bring one in to paint. They don't even look real, but are so much fun.