Monday, July 31, 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Late Rose II

5"x7"

The whole studio smells like this rose, as it slowly starts dropping petals....

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Late Rose

5"x7"

I have a wonderful rosebush, and Mme Isaac Pereire. The flowers flood out in May, perfuming the whole yard. There's rose petal jam to be made and generally late spring beauty to wallow in. She put out one very late bloom this year as well, and I just had to try and paint it! Roses are HARD to paint though, especially the old fashioned kind!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Water Drops

5"x7"
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It rained today, and I brought on of my succulents in to paint when I saw how gorgeous it was!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dragonfly

5"x7"
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Something beautiful and delicate I brought in from the garden today..... really this little painting is all about the shadows!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Porchlight

5"x7"
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I love a beautiful blue evening, but goodness it can be difficult to capture.

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Dahlia

8"x8"
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Beautiful flower from the garden, posing in a little box in my studio..... with a couple of whimsical friends!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Bright

5"x7"
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THIS is why daily paintings are so important! I learned so much on this one, and it's not a subject or lighting style I ever would have tried otherwise!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Pink Zinnia

5"x7" 
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Pretty little still life. Zinnias move a surprising amount after being cut, it was rather a tricky one! I quite like the little dark green apothecary bottle though.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Moonlight

5"x7"
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At this point I think I'm painting the air itself! It helps that it's so humid. Makes everything more tangible, lol.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bonfire

5"x7"
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A much simpler cloud tonight. And a fire off in the distance.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

Lightning Bugs

5"x7"
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Experimenting with the whole lightning bugs thing. Trying to figure out how to paint the magic.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Lantern

5"x7"
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Experimenting with a light effect that has always fascinated me, and I believe I actually managed to pull it off!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Gardenia

5"x7"
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Something simple and beautiful. Gardenias are my favorite flower, but they're devilishly hard to paint!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dahlias III

5"x7"
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Rotated yesterday's bouquet a bit. Dahlias have the most wonderful petals....

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Dahlias II

5"x7"
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I brought some more dahlias in from the garden to paint! I'm really enjoying this approach to dailies, I'm even sketching in the large forms with a brush which is new for me, and feels wonderful.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Hummingbird III

8"x8"
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Ok, last painting of this little dude for a little while at least. Just beautiful.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Hummingbird II

8"x8"
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I got so lucky getting excellent references of this little male! And he's so dramatic and sparkly, all the hummingbirds are like tiny jewels.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Hummingbird I

8"x8"
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I painted one of my hummingbirds! I have been a bit obsessed with hummingbirds forever, and recently got a feeder. We have at least five individuals coming by regularly, and of course I have to paint them!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Amanita

5"x7"
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Recent thunderstorms brought out the mushrooms in the yard! I picked this beautifully tattered one to bring inside and paint.

Monday, July 3, 2017

The Berry Thicket

9"x12"
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The rabbit family who lives in the mass of honeysuckle across the road has expanded into the berry thicket by the driveway! The inhabitants of the thicket have been most agreeable about posing.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunlight

5"x7"
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When I came home yesterday the rabbits who live in the honeysuckle thicket were out posing beautifully! They couldn't figure out why I was so interested in them though.

Saturday, July 1, 2017