Friday, August 18, 2017

Cherry and Silver

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Coming back inside for a few still life dailies. Cherries are always wonderful fun to paint, and I found some beautiful ones.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Horizon

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Portraits definitely don't have to look like traditional portraits- I love this one!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Bird and the Fish In Love

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A bird may love a fish, but where would they live? Obviously, they'd both get super useful helmets and trade off in each other's worlds.

Monday, August 14, 2017


Yes, it's a painting on a brick. Which is IMPOSSIBLE to photograph, by the way. I don't know how the other artists are doing it.

What other artists, you ask? Why the 149 other artists who are also donating paintings to BUILD HOPE NOT WALLS. Which is a Totally Awesome Thing you should definitely check out!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Winged Stag

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This one feels really special. Probably in part because of the square composition and the fact that I finally managed to successfully use to metal leaf!

Saturday, August 12, 2017


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I found this at a little secondhand store for a dollar, and just had to have it. Something shiny to paint.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Through the Trees


Lots of tiny little landscapes in my life lately!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Two White Deer


I always feel like I need to say something about the painting, but really I'm not much good at saying things about my paintings, the whole point is that they exist as something visual, not verbal. It's more open.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Lunar Eclipse

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Night falling, magical things happening. An enormous beech tree and my daughter.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017


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I brought in another potted plant to paint! This one is going in the ground soon though.

Saturday, August 5, 2017



More irresistible cuteness. Not sure where this is going.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Blue Ringed Octopus

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Not my usual thing at all, I know, but I had an idea that just wouldn't go away.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


Obviously I painted this little critter MUCH larger than life! I held them up a couple inches from my eyes and just..... worked over and out.... it gives the whole painted bug a really cool, mobile quality I think. And I never really know what something looks like until I've painted it, so it's always a cool experience with something new!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


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I love watching the hummingbirds in my garden- they are wonderfully curious creatures.