Sunday, August 31, 2014

Cut Pear

5"x7"
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Just beautiful light, and beautiful fruit. The end of summer makes me sad, but there is still so much to love about it.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Day Old

5"x7"
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The rain brought the dandelions back, beautiful little short lived flowers that they are.... I love them! And Naomi loves them even more. I'd never painted one like this before, after blooming but before fluffy seedheadedness.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Behind You

5"x7"
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I've been missing these wildlife-cam type paintings.... no glowing eyes this time, but I love it anyways!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Flight

8"x16"
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I've really been missing still lifes lately, but hadn't been sure what exactly I was missing about them, so I wasn't sure exactly how to jump back in in the non-daily-painting still life capacity..... at any rate. Origami is always fun!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Naiad

9"x12"
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Remember her? Yeah. I love this painting, and she's always a big favorite when I go to art shows or wherever, but somehow no one has gotten around to buying her yet! So I'm sitting here and she catches my eye and I wonder, what would make it better as a painting? And so I made the shadows deeper and the scales shinier and the pearls bigger, and somehow her hair got longer and fuller along the way....

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pumpkin Top


5"x7"
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Late summer.... when you can have watermelon and pumpkins both sitting there begging to be painted. Loving this one- I discovered some new oranges, and the way it curves up into the frame is wonderful!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Watermelon Slice

5"x7"
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I may be getting a teensy bit carried away with the fruit. It is August, after all.

Peach and Marble

9"x12"
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TEXTURES! This is my textures happy dance....

Good thing you can't actually see me. Yay, fuzzy, yay, shiny, yay, glowy.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sliced Lemon

5"x7"
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Not my most creative title, I'm sure, but I don't do well with titles.... Colors, now, colors I can do. And interesting shadows. And texture, shiny dimpled lemon skin texture.

The Edge of the Pool

5"x7"
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Somehow I wound up playing around in the photos I took at Merfest- and just had to paint this one of Kailani!

creeping along...



Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sliced Plum

5"x7"
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Just painting/sketching fruit for the heck of it I guess. Like look, shiny! Look, ROUND! Oooooh, and if I cut into it then it's juicy and that's even more fun to paint!

The Happy Couple

5"x7"
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Eggplants, because I just can't resist. I really am going to have to grow some of my own next year, they're just too beautiful....

just started!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Portrait Commission

16"x20"

I love this one so much! The subject wanted to be Elsa in her portrait, and then she wanted to be a unicorn, so she got to be both.

Skull and Windowsill

5"x7"
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I wanted to challenge myself with something very subtle, where it's all tricks of little value changes, and I'm so proud of the result!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Blue Moon

9"x12
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Little white-haired children are so striking.... I know I'll never have one, so I'll just have to be content borrowing them for painting every now and then!

Two Strawberries.... again

5"x7"
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Feeling seriously out of sorts today, so I just played with an older daily, softening edges and blurring some parts, adding detail in others.... please, somebody take this one off my hands.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Glass Knight

5"x7"
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Trying to paint something that is barely there, visually.... is harder than I thought it would be. It also cast a much darker shadow than I expected. Lots of fun, though!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Pink Rose on Grey

5"x7"
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Pretty pretty flower from the yard. Pushing and pushing towards soft edges.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Garlic in Shadow

5"x7"
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Another weirdly cool, rainy day.... so I retreated into the familiarity of a nice daily painting. Of garlic. Of course. Sending hugs out into the world along with some vampire repellent.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Searching in the Dark

16"x20"
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Ah-HA! I have finally done another school-of-robot-goldfish painting. Or goldanglerfish. Something like that. Please don't ask for too much sense out of this old brain, not after this particular weekend especially. Love it.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Underwater Gold

11"x14"
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This one is just fun! Shadows and crazy spikes and trying to figure out how on earth to make it look right....

Friday, August 8, 2014

Lights and Gears

11"x14"
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You knew this sort of thing was coming, didn't you? It was unavoidable in the wake of the armadillo painting :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Golden Armadillo

11"x14"
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So I went to Florida, and saw my first ever armadillo! And it was adorable and fascinating and of course I ended up painting inspired by it :)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Night Swim

8"x10"
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My little bitty Water Monster. From a photo I took of her late in the evening, just standing up out of the ocean and looking at me like Mama, what are you doing with the camera again? With some creative coloring and reflective eyes, which is becoming a major Thing for me!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Oyster Shells II

5"x7"
sold

The other one, which has furry aquatic plantness on it- and the most wonderful blue shadow on the inside of the curve!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Oyster Shells I

5"x7"
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Some treasure that came back home with me. Oh, what wonderful textures!

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Artist's Thumb

5"x7"
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I was at SCAD with the wonderful and amazing Jude Harzer, and one of the student pieces on the wall was a small painting of a thumb. I admired it, and knew I just had to try one of my own.... so here we are!