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Showing posts from December, 2010

My Shadow Box

I am making a shadow box to place my still life objects in so that I can control the light. I saw something similar on Wet Canvas months ago. I really like the set up that Carol Marine has, but haven't been able to have it built yet. I plan on cutting round holes in the sides where I can shine a light through and get a more directional lighting angle. In my studio I don't have good natural lighting so I must use lamps. It is a good size box and very sturdy. I am anxious to try it out!

Jar Roasted Peppers in progress

This is a bit larger painting than the one that I have been working on. I let myself go! I know that sounds funny, but I can beome so tight when painting small. My real love is working on a larger format. I intended to fix a painting and decided that the painting was worthless. Soooo in that frame of mind with pent up energy I thrust my brush into this. It felt so good! Ahh today is glorious! We finally have weather above 38 degrees. When you live in the South the warmer temperatures spoil you. It has been cold for so long that it feels good to walk outside without a jacket. oil canvas panel 12X12 inches $225.00 plus shipping PURCHASE HERE

Geisha Dolls

Aren't these the cutest little things? I found them last night while I was shopping. I had fun with pure color. 6X6 inches oil Raymar canvas panel $45 plus shipping PURCHASE HERE

White Cup and Persimmon

6X6 inches oil Ampersand Gesso Board $70 plus shipping PURCHASE HERE Ornaments 6X6 inches oil canvas panel $50 plus shipping PURCHASE HERE

Bush Rose

This is another one of my paintings that I am relisting after some minor changes. There have been many errands to run today and I will paint tonight. Christmas was great this year...hope that yours was merry too! 6X6 inches oil canvas panel PURCHASE HERE

Roses SOLD

This painting was begun a number of months ago and I was never fully satified with it, so I went into it yesterday and am pleased with the results. My intention is to imply the form of the flower not to define it. In this painting I worked with the background incorporating color to make it a more harmonious painting. 12X12 inches Oil Canvas Panel $150.00 plus shipping Purchase Here


Oh my gosh!!! Sometimes you get a painting that just drives you crazy and you can't let it go. I have got to let this one stand as it is because I'll end up wiping it out completely unless I do! Anyway it is 2 days before Christmas and I have a ton to do and so I may not be able to post much until after Christmas. Hope that your Christmas is merry! 8X8 inches Oil Canvas Panel

Candy Apple

I wasn't looking for anything to paint while grocery shopping but when I saw the candy apples it just brought back so many memories. There was a small activities park with a Ferris Wheel and other rides when I was small. The family would go there sometimes and my greatest pleasure was a glossy, transparent, red candied apple. Oh yummm! Well, I am cautious about my crowns now and only admire them from a distance so I decided to live vicariously and paint one. 6x8 inches Oil Raymar Canvas panel $70 plus shipping PURCHASE HERE


It's amazing to me! My studio is as cold as a florists flower refrigerator and these daises haven't begun to deteriorate!! I can still get several studies from them. In this painting I included the background of my studio window and curtain. There is a sliver of the grass outside, which is very yellow, because of the freezing termperatures that we have been having. These daises bring a bit of warmth!:) 12X16 Oil Gesso Board $125 plus shipping Purchase Here


A change of pace! My daisies turned into an abstraction! 6X6 inches oil Ampersand Gessoboard $75.00 PLUS SHIPPING PURCHASE HERE

White Cup and Persimmon

In this painting I was working with several objectives. I tried gessoboard and I have got to give a big hand to anyone that can paint on this. I had quite a time because I am used to the tooth of canvas. It was my intent to paint with grays and produce a white cup. It was challenging. I painted the persimmon one more time. I did find out how to eat this variety. I took out the core and peeded it and sliced the fruit and ate it that way. It was a subtle taste and sweet. It was really good! 6x6 INCHES OIL Ampersand Gessoboard

Red Bird Green Apple

There were things about this painting that really irritated me and so I went in a came to a better conclusion. Sorry for almost the same post but I wanted to let you see the result. I opened up the painting and added more light.The painting needed to undergo a simplification of forms, shapes, and colors. I am happier with this now. 18X24 oil stretched canvas $425.00 plus shipping PURCHASE HERE


Persimmons have go to be one of the most beautiful fruits...I just love them...however, I don't know when or how to eat them. Anybody got any ideas about how to prepare a persimmon? 6X6 inches stretched canvas oil $75.00 plus shipping PURCHASE HERE

Christmas Mints

This is an older painting but I wanted to post it again. I am working on a painting that will be posted by Thursday.

Red Bird Green Apples

I may need to do some tweaking but I think that I have brought this painting to a conclusion. It was fun to paint although I tried to avoid too much detail and in doing so that became quite frustrating at times. 18X24 inches oil stretched canvas


This is a larger painting that I have been working on. It is only in the beginning stages and this is only a detail. I will keep you informed of its progress.