Thursday, March 23, 2017

Whisper of Spring

This is a copy of a photograph that I saw on FB.  I wanted to give credit to Beautiful Dreamers's Photography.  I generally never copy....but this just touched my soul.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Papaya and Posies

Yes, one more revision and now I am truly happy..........................................!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Papaya and Posies

Look familiar?  Yeah I couldn't stand the other painting as I was trying something that just didn't quite work out.  I am more comfortable with the changes that I have made.....

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Pink Cabbage and Posies

This is a work in progress....I am evaluating whether I will work anymore on it........Well, I needed to gray the left side a bit and I am now pleased with the painting.  There was just too much blue to suit me.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Old English Rose

I have worked and worked on this piece and now feel that it is complete....the problem was the Thalo Blue that I used in the background...I just couldn't get rid of it and it was distracting.  I had work really hard to get rid of it......I am satisfied now.  But, I will strive for a little warmer background in the future.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Roses Galore

I thoroughly enjoyed painting this painting.  Used a limited palette of Titanium white, Naples Yellow, Cad Yellow Medium, Ultramarine Blue, Thalo Blue Green, Alizarin Crimson, Vermilion.  I laid out a painting in a similar way that Dennis Parrin does and it worked beautifully.  One thing that I found very helpful was to just let the paint glide onto the canvas very gently not feeling or touching the canvas.  An incredibly gentle touch was what was needed.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


I like this now...finished it was it tough.....a limited palette.   Titanium white, Naples Yellow, Thalo green blue, Ultramarine Blue, Cad Yellow Med, Hansa Yellow, Quinacrione Magenta.....sometimes you just have to follow your bliss.

Monday, February 13, 2017