Monday, December 31, 2012

Glass Bottle and Cork

5"x7"
sold
And now that my birthday is over, I guess I'm really, REALLY not in my twenties anymore, huh? Happy NewYear's Eve, everyone! Let's pretend that this little bottle is full of booze, shall we?

Actually, that's not a bad idea. Paintings of the tops of opened liquor bottles! I'd want to peel the labels off first, though, most likely.... hm..

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Silver Teapot

5"x7"
sold
Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me.... can't believe I'm 30 today! If you want to hit up my etsy shop to wish me a happy birthday, I'd be tickled to pieces about that :)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Cutie

5"x7"

Inspired by my little girl's best friend, who eats these things all the time! They are pretty freaking cute :)

Friday, December 28, 2012

Brothers

16"x20"
commissioned portrait
This one makes me so happy!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Jelly Donut

5"x7"
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Num, num, num! Seriously, they're closed till New Year, but if you're ever in Durham you should totally get some nummies from Monuts- they're awesome!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Dead Cicada

5"x7"
sold
Allright, this one is weird. I know.
But I just found Gigantor here out on the front porch, and the wings are really pretty and hey, I miss summer, and artists do paint weird things. Dead critters, for instance. Not usually bugs, but I think the same principle applies :)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Pointe

9"x12"
private collection
So much fun to paint! I definitely want to figure out a nice composition with both of them in it :)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Chef Piggie

9"x12"
commission, sold
I hate to knock the Little Pony out of her spot at the top of the page.... but if anyone ought to do it, it's this gentleman! He's actually going to be a companion piece for Miss Piggy, I'm sure you remember her :D

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

My Little Pony

5"x7"
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Her Highness graciously allowed me to borrow this for the sake of art.... lots of fun. Almost makes me wish I still had my old ones!

Lemon at Eye Level

5"x7"
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And the mornin' sun is risin' like a red rubber ball.....

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Together in the Sun

5"x7"
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More cows! Maybe the last of them for a little while.... I especially enjoyed this one, though.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Meadow

5"x7"
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For today, something that feels magical and very, very far away from this world we are in....

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pink Tipped

5"x7"
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It's been a while since I painted a rose! Really enjoyed it, though- I think I need more time studying on flowers like this, it feels so nice :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Fruit Tart V

5"x7"
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om nom nom nom nom....
I love how this one is coming out of the shadows! So dramatic. And getting drama from a fruit tart takes some finangling :D

Alien Abduction

5"x7"
sold
This one is making me laugh!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Vanilla

5"x7"
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Cupcakes are so much fun to paint :) I just wish I knew how to make icing all beautiful like that, but the decorating tips I have don't make the huge awesome curves like this!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Red Silk Box

5"x7"
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People ask my all the time how I think of something to paint every single day.... and the answer is, I just embrace the idea of painting anything! Random red silk covered box that I found while cleaning up the studio? Why yes thank you!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Milkweed Fluff

5"x7"
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Sometimes it seems like we get milkweed fluff as a snow replacement around here.... no complaints, it's pretty blowing around, and it can still be 70 degrees out :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Little Shell

5"x7"
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My goodness, I almost forgot to share today's painting! Silly me- it's been a wonderful day, and I got a lot done, but not my usual Wednesday :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sap Green

5"x7"
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Something I've never tried before.... but really like! I just finished a great big portrait, and the background had a LOT of sap green in it, so this is a painting of something used for painting, a portrait of something used for a portrait....

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Peahen in Pearls

9"x12"
sold
Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend.... I am busy, busy, busy!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Black Veil

9"x12"
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aaaaaaaaaannnnnndddddd... a kitty cat. Miss Kitty? I dunno :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Blue Penguins

9"x12"
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Penguins! Not for any reason, of course.... but just because penguins make me smile :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dream of Flight II

9"x12"
sold
I love painting from dreams! I've been reading Jung and started paying more attention to my dream, and from there it is a natural step to start doing paintings inspired by them, right?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Saffron

5"x7"
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My friends, I grew this saffron my very own self- which just thrills me to pieces :D And now I get to paint it, and next bake with it, and then eat it! Circle of life, man, circle of life....

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Goldfish VI

5"x7"
sold
Last little goldfish daily for a bit.... swimming away.... little cutie pie :)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Goldfish V

5"x7"
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'nother little fishy..... hope you are all having a wonderful weekend :)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Goldfish IV

5"x7"
sold
This might seem a bit random.... but I'm working through what I hope will be a really cool painting. You know, once I figure out how to paint it :)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Pointe Shoe II

5"x7"
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And the other one- I am loving these two little slipper!
In case you're wondering, the blues in each painting are the pretty little slipper reflecting the sky :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pointe Shoe I

5"x7"
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A darling friend has loaned me her old pointe shoes, and I am thrilled to pieces! Just trying to get to know them now.... the shapes and textures are wonderful :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Candelabra

16"x20"
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Ok, after this little bit of lovelinees we'll go back to actual dailies for a while, I promise :)
But isn't she adorable? I went to a friends' little girl's birthday party a while back and got beautiful pictures of the littles..... and got creative, obviously. I just love the atmosphere that somehow came through in this one.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fauna

16"x20"
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My Little One, looking so magical :) This is a dream-inspired painting!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Wolf Moon

16"x20"
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It's Whimsical Women today! And a crescent moon right now, but hopefully you can disregard that in the name of art :)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Gentleman Rat II

9"x12"
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After doing Gentleman Rat I with black eyes, I just had to try this fellow with red eyes- love it!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Something Shiny

9"x12"
sold
Whimsical Women shows are always a big inspiration :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Little Pig and Marble

5"x7"
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More cuteness borrowed from the Little One.... I'm trying to decide if I painted the piggy differently, knowing that it has coins in it now. I feel like I did, but I can't point to anything tangible about it...

Monday, November 12, 2012

Little Orange Boat

5"x7"
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Naomi is letting me borrow her toys for my dailies, and that makes me happy :)
It'd make me even happier if I could pull a few more days out of thin air.... but then I'd just start even more whimsical paintings, and end up wishing for even more time!