Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Flying Away


Wow. The last day of August.... just wow. Happy almost-the-end-of-summer, everybody!


Tuesday, August 30, 2011



Something new, for me- a little bitty figuritive painting. It was a lot of fun to do!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Dandelion Floating


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More fun with shadows.... and of course one of my favorite flowers... because the tiny princess picked this one for me! This is probobly the last dandelion painting of the summer!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Green Bottle

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It was a stunningly beautiful day today, all the more so coming after yesterday and Hurricane Irene! And I'm super excited about this one, mostly because of the shadow- shadows are so important, and so very hard to get right!- and the glow of the glass :)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tequila Shot V


A shot of tequila for your hurricane party! It sounds like Irene is causing a lot of trouble down east, just kind of settin' there on the coast....


Friday, August 26, 2011

Just Cracked


Back to my old standby- raw eggs. Weird, but fun, and somehow a very pretty subject.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Violet and Gold


You know, I've never tried a flower just floating like this... what is it? Surreal? I think I like it, though.

Oh, and in case you didn't hear, we had a freaking EARTHQUAKE on Tuesday- it totally freaked me out! Some egghead at State said it was the equivalent of a 3.0 in this area, which I know is nothing to folks who are used to that sort of thing, but I have never felt anything even a little bit like it, and hope to never again. Hurricanes I'm fine with- if I had the gas money I'd drive down to the coast Friday to get reference photos as Irene comes in, but earthquakes.... *shudder* But, everyone here is fine, that's the good news. And if we follow the pattern history has set forth, I'll be dead long before another one hits the area.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Orange Daylily and Three Marbles



Green Water


just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming swimming swimming....

Yes, I'm singing a song on my blog. One from Finding Nemo.

Two Strawberries


Aren't these just the most delectable little representatives of summer?

The World Reversed


If you're wondering where the title came from, look in the marble :)

Isabella in White


Sorry I've been AWOL this weekend! Things have been crazy, and they may have just gotten crazier, since I'm currently trying to decide if yahoo just sabotaged my studio newsletter! Grumble grumble grumble....

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ballet Slipper


One of my recent favorites that I reworked, making the background more vibrant and having fun adding some texture :)


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Teabag and Shadow


Something quiet and contemplative after yesterdays dive into the heart of a seashell... perfect for your favorite tea-drinker :)


Wednesday, August 17, 2011



This one was so much fun to do! You know I've got a thing for seashells anyways, but this crop feels like, I dunno, maybe a Georgia O'Keefe vision of this seashell? *happies*


Tuesday, August 16, 2011



Something different... I really like the idea of flowers suspended in the air, for some reason, so I wanted to give it a shot here!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Asparagus Tip


I know this is totally the wrong season, but I was going through some older daily paintings and I decided I really wanted to rework this one! Maybe someone in the southern hemisphere will buy it... or just a hardcore asparagus lover :)


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Garlic and Shadow


It's the darndest thing, but it looks like we're coming up on a cool spell- the weather says it won't be getting above ninety for the next week! I guess fall is coming a little early this year....


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Full Moon and Happy Trees


I finally managed to paint a moon I'm happy with! You wouldn't believe how many fits that has given me.... And I just couldn't resist the Bob Ross reference :)


Wednesday, August 10, 2011



Something small and beautiful and so very paintable- you have to love seashells!


Tuesday, August 9, 2011



Moving forward with the whole water thing.... except now so close up that it's almost abstract... it's a study for a detail in one of the big paintings I'm working on right now :)


Monday, August 8, 2011

WIP - another seascape


And this is another seascape I'm working on.... or, more accurately, glaring at while trying to figure out what else it needs. Because it does need something.... maybe it'll feel right once the sand really feels finished, but right now I keep trying to visualize actual objects, something to inhabit the foreground. We'll see....

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Wind and Water



Summetime is a beautiful thing! I finally got this one finished, and it found a home, and it is there now, and all of that makes me so happy! I thought it was finished before, but lowering the horizon line added a lot of drama to it, and refining the foreground made it feel a lot more real- both very important things :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011



I think I was definitely inspired by some of Jeffrey Hayes' old work on this one (his stuff is amazing, you should really check it out), with the clear glass cropped all close and set against a black background....


Friday, August 5, 2011

August Garlic


Since the baby kidnapped my most recent subject, here's something from the other end of the food spectrum!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Peach Half


I would go longer with the peach, but as soon as I cut my beautiful model here in half the Tiny Princess ran off with one half and nommed it down. I'm glad she left me the one with the seed in it to paint!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Peach VI


If these don't sell I am so going to frame them up and put them in my own kitchen- the colors are awesome.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Peach IV

Got this lovely peach from the farmer's market, and I think I'm going to try to do a short series of paintings just of it!