Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sketch of Cara


And another little sketch. Kids are so beautiful, and so much fun to paint :)


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sketch if Cristina

8"x10" oval

Something fun and fanciful of a beautiful little girl I know.... and I discovered I love oval canvases!


Friday, July 29, 2011



Summertime is a wonderful thing! And I love getting to create haloes around objects like this, it's so magical :)


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Avacado Half


Back to that object-in-pale-space thing again... I like it. Something about how rounded it is... like it's going to sail away or something.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011



Told ya :)

The main change here was the surface the skull is sitting in- it's amazing how much of a difference that made!


Monday, July 25, 2011

Shell and Brown Glass


Same as yesterday with the finished, not finished, finished again and much better now thing.... it'll be the same again tomorrow, I believe :) This one it was mostly the background that got reworked- you can really feel the light on it now, so that sensation is a lot stronger for the whole piece!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Purple, Brown, and Bone


Something that was finished, and then wasn't anymore, and now is- I refined the skull further, made it 'glow' a bit more, and added some character to the glass. I really like the overall kind of pyramid composition, though :)


Saturday, July 23, 2011

WIP - Isabella in White

This one is coming along a lot slower, and with a lot more detouring, but I am just in love with it!


Friday, July 22, 2011

WIP- Green Water

Something fun... it's something that just kindof came up during a trip to the river, not something I visualized previously or anything, but I've been working on it a lottle while now.... it's nice, this one is just sort of falling off the brush :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011



An irresistably round little eggplant from the farmers' market.... aren't they just the most beautiful things ever? I particularly like the little curl of paler purple where you can see the cap moved around :D


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Silver Scissors


Something else Nugget brought to me yesterday while I was puzzling over what to paint... how did my 21 month old angel get ahold of scissors, you ask? It's because she moonlights as a tiny monkey- always climbing, and full of mischief. Also, more than capable of dragging a chair across the house in order to reach something that looks interesting.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Three Little Fishes

just something inspired by a trip to petsmart today :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Elmer's Glue


Ok, so I'm having one of those days where I have absolutely no idea what to do for a daily.... and then Nugget found this. Something different, and it was fun to do :)


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Pear and the Moon

I don't know where this one came from... but that's one of the wonderful things about doing daily paintings, if you get something in your head that is outside of your usual fare, you can give it a shot :) Fun to paint, either way. I mean, who doesn't love painting pears?


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Out of the Shadows


An experiment- I love how it came out, though! Very mysterious, but I still got to put some detail in on it....


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Peach Slice


Yay for peaches being in season! I love living in the South, even if it is insanely hot and humid...


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Three Blueberries


Three gorgeous blueberries that we picked ourselves from a local organic farm (Nice Berries Farm in Cedar Grove)... three out of the fifteen pounds or so we brought home. I think Nugget and I might actually turn into blueberries!
She is twenty one months old today, by the way... time goes by so fast.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Heirloom Tomato on White


Summertime in North Carolina is a beautiful thing... even if it is so hot and humid that it feels like you're swimming through a sauna every time you open the door. This tomato was delicious :)


Sunday, July 10, 2011



work in progress

Just the first few steps in a piece I'm working on...


Friday, July 8, 2011

Dandelion and Storm



I think this eye-level still life thing might be a good way to bring in my love of painting skyscapes... the trickiest part is getting the light to feel right, you know? And making sure the sky doesn't compete with the intended center of interest. It's always something :)

See the little dandelion seed blowing across the shelf?


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Row of Cherries


I was so happy with this one when I finished it, but it just would not photograph properly..... gr. I saw some cherries in the grocery store looking just irresistible earlier, and I succumbed to temptation.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Secrets of the Sea


You can see it evoled some! I like the sand dollar a lot more than the marble, even though the marble is more typical for me... and the lock is locked now, of course. The angles just weren't working. What do you think?


Monday, July 4, 2011

Garlic Clove


And a happy long weekend to everyone :) Be careful with the fireworks... unless you live near me, in which case the rain is keeping you from being outside blowing anything up. And I have to say, I'm grateful for it- it means that the four day screaming bottle rockets bender that has been going on in the neighborhood is finally over!


Sunday, July 3, 2011



Something simple and summery. You know my favorite part? That it is a flower Naomi picked for me :) My second favorite part is the way the yellow center makes such a nice reflection....


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sand Dollar


I'm so tickled with this one! About halfway through it I got to thinking that I might have seen a Duane Keiser piece that was uncomfortably similar to what I was doing, but after I got done I looked and I swear I couldn't find it... I hope I'm not infringing. Or maybe I just imagined it. Either way, it excited me to try and paint something so flat, laying flat on a flat surface, and still give it some depth :)


Friday, July 1, 2011

Green Acorn


Happy Friday, everybody! And a long weekend coming up... even though my job is kind of every day. That's part of why it's so much fun, right?