Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Egg on White

5"x7"
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Just realized I should've painted a pumpkin or something like that.... but I'm enjoying this little egg so much I don't care. I LOVE how doing daily paintings encourages me to experiment with composition and color like this!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Garlic and Reflection

5"x7"
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I had so much fun with this one! I think a wash of Van Dyke Brown might be one of my new favorite things- I tried it with Gentleman Rat and thought I'd bring it over to the daily painting realm with this one :)
Wonder if a PAINTING of garlic would ward off vampires? What do you think? lol....

Monday, October 29, 2012

Egg Reflection

5"x7"
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Another egg! Actually, I take that back- it's the same egg. The same reference photo of the same egg, even. Just with a very different crop- for some reason I wanted to paint just the relfection :)

Also, for all of you affected by Sandy- stay safe, and stay warm. Hugs to all of you.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Egg XXXII

5"x7"
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I know, it has been forever since I painted an egg! And wow, 32 of them.... seems excessive, doesn't it? But they're still loads of fun :)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

WIPs


I haven't set the brush to canvas a single time today, because this little girl had her birthday party! I can't believe she's three already.... time flies by so fast....

Friday, October 26, 2012

Gentleman Rat

9"x12"
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Something for Whimsical Women again :) Isn't he a trip? I love doing these anthropomorphic animals! And it makes me so happy that I just got a TON of canvases in the mail so I can get all these ideas out into reality!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Beaver Skull and Shadow

 5"x7"
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Today the little one and I went and sat outside to paint together... I did the skull, she did the lovely abstract right here....

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cantaloupe Slice III

5"x7"
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I got a request for another slice of cantaloupe.... your wish is my command! lol....

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pomegranate, Grey, and Black

5"x7"
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It's that time of year again! I usually violate my locavore policy for a few pomegranates in the fall :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tricolor Marble IV

5"x7"
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Yep, you've seen this one before.... my new canvases just got in today, hopefully there will be new stuff soon :)
But look! Pretty shiny thing! And there's more inclusions in the glass, and more detail in the shadow and the highlight....

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cherry and Reflection

4"x4"
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If you're thinking that this one looks familiar... well, you're right! I ran out of daily-sized canvases last weekend, which explains why I've been working on paper, and now I'm going back into finished dailies and adding details and punching up colors and such :)
Not to worry, more canvases should be arriving soon! Gas is just too stinking expensive to drive out to Raleigh, but Jerry's had a free shipping deal this weekend :D
#1755

Friday, October 19, 2012

Two Olives and Reflections

3"x6"
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I decided to revisit this little painting, just to punch up the colors and add some fun little details.... shiny things are so much fun to paint :)
Now I've got to run, because the Tiny Human is suddenly very very fussy. Hope you're all having a wonderful night!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Blue Shawl

9"x12"
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A guy said something snippy about my last little naked baby painting... so I decided to do another one :P
Hope you're all having a wonderful night!
#1753

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Leg Warmers

9"x12"
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Same idea as yesterday... obviously, this little girl's personality comes through in a very different way :)
#1752

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tiny Dancer

9"x12"
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Something fun and sweet, inspired by one of the little girls in Naomi's dance class. The spend a little time every week running around with little transparent scarves :)
#1751

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Fawn

12"x16"
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Something I did for Whimsical Women, but I'm sharing some of them a few weeks early :) The Fall Show is in Winston Salem on November 17th, so it is coming up fast.... I always have SO much fun getting ready for this show!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Magnolia on Blue

5"x7"
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You might remember this one, from May when I went up for the Old Louisville Springfest... looking forward to doing it again, for sure.... well, I did a bit of polishing and reworking, and thought I would share again, even though it is abysmally seasonally inappropriate. Bring a little summertime up in here :)
#1747

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Red Pear Green Stripe

5"x7"
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I would stop to gossip... but I've got a very, very sleepy almost three year old pulling on my shirtails....
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WIP... or, why I have been shamefully neglecting this poor blog....

So sorry! It turns out that the Tiny Princess and I have mono, so I guess it's a good excuse... but still, I vow to do better! Hopefully posting some recent works in progress will appease you, my dear readers... and hopefully it won't start the usual shared-WIP-hex on the poor paintings :)

WIP


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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Little Sushi

3"x6"
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I had so much fun with the sushi paintings the past two days, I wanted to try another one... but with a totally different approach to the composition. Loving it!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Crunchy Roll

4"x6"
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This is a reworking of a daily from a little while back... I did it all rough edged and "sketchy" at first, but apparently I like that look more than you wonderful collectors do :) So now it looks all nice and finished, and of course has just a bit more detail and light in it.
#1739

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Clearing Rain

5"x7"
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I was driving back from Benjamin's Vineyard after picking grapes, and saw these extraordinary, magical looking creatures in a field... pulled over, and the rain stopped just long enough for me to go traipsing around the cow pasture in my flip flops taking pictures :)
#1738