Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sparks

12"x12"
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I have the most wonderful little kidlet ever.... and she is growing up so fast. Also, I drive myself insane painting these crazy-dark pieces that are impossible to photograph!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Peepers

5"x7"
sold

You know, I fully intended to not do any more dailies until after Whimsical Women on May 2nd. Drat. Foiled myself again.

Coins

5"x7"
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And just like that, we're back to goldfish.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Firelight

12"x12"
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A portrait of a little faun I found in the woods just after nightfall!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

C-Clamp

5"x7"
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It's been raining and raining and raining..... and while I know the plants are taking it as a wonderful spring rain, it feels like a dreary winter one to me, trapped in the house. So I'm painting beautiful shiny tools and waiting for the sun to come back.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Breaker Line

5"x7"
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Painting where I want to be.... even though right here is absolutely gorgeous today. Lots of gardening to do as well!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Paperweight

5"x7"
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I have been meaning to paint this thing for years, and I finally did! Feeling rather proud of myself!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Beatrice

9"x12"
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It is definitely that time of year again- Whimsical Women is on May 2nd!

Watson

9"x12"
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Don't hate me for the name. I adore the painting, but I had a devilish time naming it!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Springtime Shadows

5"x7"
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Just relaxing into wonderful brushstrokes and interesting lighting!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Milady

9"x12"
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I love how she came out!
*happy sigh*

waking up from a dream....

.... and just having to try and paint the weirdness in the dream. We'll see if I can pull it off.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

In the Doorway

5"x7"
sold

Lol, I think it will be a special collection indeed that gets this one!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Sir Reginald

9"x12"
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Just a fun little dude. The yard is swarming with cardinals right now.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Selective Vision

9"x12"
sold

And here he is again, wearing something special.

Vanity

11"x14"
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The rooster is back! And admiring his refection in a teacup.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Introspection

9"x12"
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painting my daughter again.
it’s funny, but how I feel about a painting is absolutely no indication for how it will be received…. I’m in love with this one though. the crazy challenge of painting her face all in shadow, but her hands are all brightly lit and folded in front of her like that and the hyacinths in her hair….

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

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"

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

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Discovery

11"x14"
sold

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