Thursday, September 29, 2011

Grapefruit and Herbal Tea II

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Canvas Panel

I wasn't satisfied with the painting yesterday and did another painting from the same subject. I am much more pleased with the results. I have a tendency to load on the paint when not when I am not thinking intently about my strokes. I also tried to use less strokes and make them count.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Grapefruit and Herbal Tea

Canvas Panel

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Gray is an interesting color to work with. I set up a challenge for myself by having a white cup set against a white piece of fabric. I worked very hard on stretching my values in gray and still keeping the white cup reading white against a white background.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Oh yummm!

Raymar Canvas Panel

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I have eaten dried figs many times...I love them. Today I bought fresh figs after learning how to eat them. Oh my gosh!! They are so delicious. I love the blue hue of their skins and their plump little shapes.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Light of Life

Canvas Panel

This painting was one that I had a great deal of fun with. It grew out of a painting that I wasn't satisfied with and went back into. I love the light in this piece and the abstract nature of the piece.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I am going to be gone on a mini vacation for a week...will have new work when I return!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Secret Garden

Canvas Panel

My grandmother's velvet shawl was the inspiration for this painting. It is a shawl that my Uncle brought back with him from Japan. When I was a little girl my greatest honor was to wear it when I went to a movie. It probably looked ridiculous because it is quite long...but I felt like a princess!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Are You Serious?

Well, this one is better than yesterday and I actually really enjoyed painting it. I have learned that value is the key. I also think that I must keep my brush much cleaner and not drag so much from stroke to stroke.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bird Salt & Pepper

6X6 inches
Raymar CAnvas Panel

Well, these were challenging!:) I did one wipe out and decided that this was probably as good as it will get today. I think that my grays could have been a little darker. It was good practice and I will definately paint them again.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

In Remembrance

12X12 inches
Canvas Panel

Today has been a day of looking back on 911 and remembering the loss of innocence that our country suffered. I love America and the resiliency of this country.

Black Plum

10X10 inches
Canvas Panel

This was one of those wonderful experiences where the paint just fell off the brush. I love the black plums when they come into season. Everytime I paint them I am reminded of a black plum tart that an old German lady used to make and share with me. I never did get the recipe and wish that I had. So if anyone has a great recipe please let me know!

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