Thursday, August 31, 2017

Mother's Purple Dress

11"x14"
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This is my daughter, wearing a silky purple dress made for me long long ago by my grandmother!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Droplets

5"x7"
sold

I'm auctioning these off and donating the proceeds to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

All Hallows

5"x7"
sold

I'm auctioning these paintings off and donating the proceeds to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Shell and Marble

5"x7"
sold

I'm auctioning these off and donating the proceeds to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Black Rooster

5"x7"
sold

I'm auctioning these off and donating the proceeds to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Bringer of Storms

11"x14"
sold

Something a little different for me, with the clouds and the raindrop dress!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Ultramarine

5"x7"
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I really wasn't sure what to paint today- but there is always inspiration to be found.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Cotton Boll

5"x7"
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Look, I GREW a daily painting! Amazing plants, apparently all they need is decent drainage and some sunlight. Wonderful textures for painting.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Mourning Cloak

8"x8"
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We found a mourning cloak butterfly in the yard, so very beautiful. She deserved to be painted like an icon, copper leaf and everything.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Napping

9"x12"
sold

Sweetest little bit of magic to brighten up a wall.....

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

As Above, So Below

12"x12"
sold

Two beautiful doe skulls, and a metallic border. The colors are so muted but somehow the composition makes it all so vivid!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Cherry and Glass

5"x7"
sold

Cherries are beautiful, aren't they? Perfect color and size and sheen, nice simple shape.... *sigh*

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cherries and Creamer

5"x7"
sold

Remember this adorable creamer? The last time you saw it, it had hyacinths in it. So that was a while ago. It came out beautifully here though, I just had to remember to be very disciplined about my use of white!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Cherry and Silver

5"x7"
sold
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

9"x12"
private collection

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

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gravestones

5"x7"
sold

Another little twilight daily painting, this time in a cemetery.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Bird and the Fish In Love

16"x20"
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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

Reflecting

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

8"x8"
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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

Silver

5"x7"
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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

5"x7"
sold

Lots of tiny little landscapes in my life lately!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Two White Deer

5"x7"
sold

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

11"x14"
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Night falling, magical things happening. An enormous beech tree and my daughter.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Agave

5"x7"
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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

Playtime

5"x7"
sold

More irresistible cuteness. Not sure where this is going.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Blue Ringed Octopus

5"x7"
sold

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

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Junebug


sold

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

Perched

11"x14"
sold
I love watching the hummingbirds in my garden- they are wonderfully curious creatures.