Saturday, April 25, 2015

Red Bird II

I felt that working more on this painting seemed like a good idea.  I used the 3 color palette with the addition of Quinacridone Magenta which allows me to achieve the red violets and blue violets that I like so much.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


This is a commission that is long overdue.  I used the 8"x 6" gessobord as a support.  I also used the 3 color palette that I have been working with and just love it......I love Molly's ears and her sweet face.  I also worked on edges after reading the FB post today.  This was shot from my phone and I will reshoot tomorrow with my camera.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Fort Freemont South Carolina

This is a large landscape painting which measures 24"X 36" on medium weight stretcher bars.  I enjoyed working on this painting...I did work from a photograph that I took.  I am still working with the 3 color palette and learning to love it.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

A Place Is Set

I have been working on this abstract for many months and it was just not going anywhere.  But, today I felt inspired to work on it.  I feel that the direction is good and one that I have been seeking.  Once again I will say that I am not sure of the primary colors that I am using...although I am trying to persevere.  Leave comment please and tell me what your reaction would appreciate it so much.

Saturday, April 4, 2015


I know that this is a little early, but I had done this painting some time ago and felt that it wasn't any today I wanted to try again with what I have been learning.  Yes, I am working with the Primary colors that I will be using in the upcoming workshop.  I am beginning to gain a love for them...the only thing that I miss are the red violets and blue violets....but I may learn to mix them with more practice.  By the way the colors are Cadmium Lemon, Ultramarine Blue, and Vermillion.  That is it other than a Titanium White.  Pretty fun really...:)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Still Life I

I am thinking about this one.....Ahhhhhh now I am happy....I have learned tons.  I still am a little iffy about the 3 colors...but I am going to persevere and see if I can learn to love them.  I am taking a workshop in about 6 weeks with James Richards from Georgia and these are the colors I will be working with.  So I just want to practice.

Saturday, March 28, 2015


I am going through many of my old photos and painting ones that I wanted to paint but never got around to.  I have always loved these chrysanthemums....they are dancing!  Backgrounds are still a struggle for me...I think that I should just spend time setting up still life setups over and over again until I become better at it.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pink Roses in Vase

These roses were fun to paint.  I tried to stick with a very limited palette but had to add a warm yellow, warm blue, and magenta color to get what I was looking for.  Wish I was able to have stuck with just the 3 colors and white.  guess I need a little more work at color mixing.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Interior I

I am considering whether I want to paint anymore on this painting.  I like it as it is .... kind of unfinished and fresh.

Saturday, March 21, 2015


I am diving into photos that I have taken in years past.  Since the Spring flowers are blooming and the warmer weather is in the air I painted a glass full of pink tulips.  This painting is 10"x 10" on canvas panel.   It is an oil painting and needs to dry before it can be listed for sale.  This is my tribute to a beautiful sunny day!!!!