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Showing posts from October, 2011

Hand Challenge

This is my submission to the Daily Paintworks 'hand challenge'. It is done from life and my hand kept moving slightly was challenging to say the least. 8"X8" Oil Canvas Panel

Single Pomegranite

Who knew that a napkin could be so difficult to paint? 8"X8" Oil Canvas Board


I am still working with transparency. I was pleased with this set up and the way that it turned out. It was tricky getting the ribbon to curl properly with the correct values. For some reason the yellow is not photographing well. It is more washed out than it actually is. I will try and locate a spot that maintains the integrity of the color and photograph again. 5"X7" Oil Raymar Canvas Panel

Bottled Up

Click Here To Bid This painting came out a little looser than I may have been the consistency of the paint which is a bit foreign to me.


10X10 Oil Canvas Panel


I am intriqued with these golden glass ornaments and enjoy painting the color and the shape. I bought this beautiful cylindrical vase yesterday...Love it! 7X5 inches Oil Canvas Panel


Click Here To Bid Getting a better handle on grays! I think the little bird approves. 6X6 inches oil canvas panel


My intention in this painting was to put the gold glass ornaments in shadow and focus the light on the mum. I wanted to see what kind of value structure it would take to make the ornaments look gold and in shadow. 6X8 Oil Canvas Panel

Two Gold

Click Here To Bid The turquoise blue satin cloth was a pleasure to work with. I liked the gold tone glass balls against this backdrop. How did I get the ball to stay in that position? A little tape :) 6X6 inches Oil Canvas Panel

Red and Gold

I know! They are already in the stores and I couldn't resist. 6"X6" Oil Raymar Canvas Panel

Geisha Snowglobe

Click Here To Bid 6X6 inches Oil Raymar Canvas Panel Isn't this the cutest? I simply fell in love with this tiny 2 inch snowglobe.


6X6 Oil Canvas Panel

Green Grapes SOLD

6X6 Oil Canvas Panel

Vinegar and Honey

6X8 Oil Canvas Panel

Ceramic Birds

More practice work here. These birds were not clear glass but they were white ceramic which was challenging to paint. I am finding that value is the key. I like the way that this painting turned out. 6X6 OIl Canvas Panel

Little Glass Dog

Now this was difficult to do. Painting a glass figurine poses all kinds of problems. I think that the most difficult is finding a background of the right value that shows off the glass. It was great practice. I have hung in on this painting and now I am pleased with the results. It was very difficult and I learned sooo much. Don't give up until it suits you is the first thing I learned!

Cypress Swamp

8X10 Oil Stretched Linen This is a palette knife painting. I haven't done any in the past and felt like experimenting today.

Salt Marsh I

9X11 Oil Canvas Panel