Sunday, April 23, 2017

Posing

5"x7"
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Sometimes I really don't mind when a painting doesn't sell, because then I get to revisit it and lean something. This one.... don't you love how rounded and modeled he looks against the transparent brown background?

White Rooster

5"x7"
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This fellow has quite the attitude, but he was fun to paint!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

All In Red

11"x14"
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This nice lady pointed out to me that I ought to try painting possums next time!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Fallen Tree

I spent some time sitting in the front yard sketching. I love how it came out!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Seaweeds

9"x12"
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All done with this reference photo for now, I believe. This one came out so nice and soft and watery.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Golden

9"x12"
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Today I was sitting by the frog puddle, and one of the frogs actually came up to the edge of the water closest to me and stared at me for the longest time. It had the darkest eyes, with just a thin ring of gold.... and I decided to put those eyes in here. And do a few days experimenting with the same reference photo over and over, just to see what comes of it. So here's day one with her :)

sketching in the garden.


like literally. laying in the garden with the subject material bobbling around in the wind and ants crawling across the page. I loved it and need to do it a lot more often.


Germination

5"x7"
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It might look like an acorn, but it's actually a lotus seed I sprouted to plant in my frog puddle.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Scattered Clouds

5"x7"
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What a beautiful time of year to be painting.... and remembering what a challenge it is to paint clouds! They look all easy and forgiving, and then you get into them....

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Fledgling

9"x12:
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I think my style is going heavy with "paint what you know" with a bit of magic stirred in.

Spawn

5"x7"
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The frogs in my yard are tremendously enthusiastic right now, which of course led to a painting.... I think this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Worn Smooth

8"x8"
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I've had the beach on my mind for a while now, what with it being springtime and all, and  adarling friend loaned me a new shell to paint. Just beautiful.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Cockamouse

9"x12"
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So recently a small creature in my yard startled me while I was working in the garden. After consulting with The Internet, it was decided that it was most likely a very rare cockamouse.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Shadow that Lives

8"x10"

This is part of the NIGHTMARES exhibit with the Strange Dreams Art Collective at the Thumbprint Gallery in La Jolla California right now- I'm rather thrilled about that :)

Friday, March 31, 2017

Pit

5"x7"
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Pretty shiny yummy things.

Miltomate

5"x7"
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Tis the time of year for hovering over seedlings, urging them to grow. Can't wait for summer and a harvest of these!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Mango and Blue Shadow

5"x7"
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It's become apparent that my favorite color is phthalo blue. It really makes the other colors glow!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Garlic

5"x7"
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I can't ever resist when there's the pretty reddish-purple striped garlic at the co-op/

Sunday, March 19, 2017

a little bitty self portrait, with an old brush and a new-to-me mirror.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Masked Ball

11"x14"
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A truly fancy kitty cat this evening.... and I'm all done painting my silly animals for a little while.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Chamellia

8"x10"
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Oh this is just too perfect. The boston terrier had me enjoying painting a critter that can look in all directions at once, which logically enough led to a chameleon with a peacock feather in her hat.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Redheaded Lady

8"x16"
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I believe this is the first time a fox has come by the studio to pose for me....

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Gentle Lady

11"x14"
sold

I particularly like her wig. Although now I'm wondering if she shouldn't be smaller, and the wig way bigger.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Merci

11"x14"
sold

One of my favorite ladies got a new dress, and just HAD to come by and pose in it.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monsieur

9"x12"
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You'll be seeing a nice little group of dressed up animals over the next few days, I think.