Saturday, March 26, 2011


I really would love to get another cat... a more snuggly, picturesque one, but one that would get along well with Dixon too, of course. Is it weird that I specifically want a more photogenic pet? Maybe that's an artist thing, I dunno....

Monday, March 21, 2011


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Something pretty and peaceful.....

I may be dropping off the map for a week or so. We're moving on Saturday, and things around here are getting crazy, what with packing and everything. I'll get all caught up once I can, I promise :)


Sunday, March 20, 2011



A painting of a page out of one of Nugget's books... it's an odd one, yes, but I think I like it. It'd be great on the wall in a kid's room. I'll probably do some more just for her :)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pink Tulip

Life is getting crazy... spent most of the day packing, since we're moving in a week. Yikes! So this was a nice calm spot :)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sunshine Reclining

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Ok, this is just out of my head. It was wonderful and bright and marvelously warm today, and I just wanted to, um.... freestyle something. I think the idea came through pretty well. I wonder how I could get this effect for real, so I could do a hyper-realistic version?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cherry Blossoms and Branch

And the same idea as yesterday. But with more dramatic lighting, I guess... wonder how something like this would look against black? You'd have to be so careful of the scale, the blossoms are so little, but maybe...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fragility and Reflection

Manmade/natural, death/hidden potential, reflective/permeable... I think I'm putting more thought into my contrasts lately!

Monday, March 14, 2011

The South Wall of the Orchard

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I need to find some more produce like this, with the leaves and stems attached! Then I can pose it against beautiful blue skies or transcendent white backgrounds like this.... seriously, anybody out there have some fruit trees I can bum off of?


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cassia in Profile

And this is my little sister, again with the right facing profile... I know why this time! She didn't want to pose, so she kept making funny faces ever time she looked at me :)

And this is my sorry attempt at painting her from less than a year ago. Wow! I remember being so proud of this one, too.... I can't believe what a difference a year can make, sometimes...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Brown Eyed Girl

My tiny princess, who is seventeen months old today. Growing up so fast! I am so in love with the right-facing profile in the portraits I've been doing for myself lately, and I'm not sure why.... Here's a link to my portraits page, if you're interested in seeing other examples, or commissioning one :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Memory Painting - Marigold

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Something to brighten up this cool, rainy spring day. I'm just grateful it's not snowing here!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Something a little bit different. The husband was making tea, and I absconded with one of the bags :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Golden Pear

Just reworking an older piece, one I love but for some reason it's never sold...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Apples Squared

Back to something a little more still-life-ey. I tried something different with this one, laying down all the paint with a very soft, narrow filbert. There's things I really like about it, and things I hate, but I think it's worth further experimentation.... :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Memory Painting - Sunset Clouds

Same as yesterday, except I used a group of photos from the beach instead of ones from the mountains. I like this batch better- they're warmer :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Memory Painting - Forest Light

Does it still count as a memory painting if you look at a group of photos and try to call back up the experience, and then do the painting from the combined memory?

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sun on the Water - WIP

Gr.... it looks how I imagined it would, but it really doesn't feel complete, you know? So I thought I'd share it as is, and hopefully the final little something it needs will click for me soon.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Memory Painting - Sunrise in the Mountains

Inspired by the amazing and absolutely brilliant Loriann Signori, I gave memory painting a shot. I liked the process, it felt nice...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Corked Bottle on Black

Had so much fun painting this bottle in front of a white background a few weeks ago, I thought I'd try it again in a different setting :) Besides, I really like painting shiny stuff!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tangerine in the Dark

I was trying for something glowing out of the darkness, but I got something else instead. If I rework this, I'll let you know- and it'll most likey have some more intense oranges, and a pure white highlight :)