Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Blue and White

5"x7"
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I had so much fun with this one! Finally got my courage up to paint the designs on a little saucer.... with a marble, of course.... and it's lovely.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Strut

5"x7"
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Ok, that is the last of the chickens for a little while. Promise. As a matter of fact, I think I'm really really excited about tomorrow's little daily!

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 :)