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Showing posts from March, 2013

Basket and Eggs

  6"X4" Oil on Board   $100.00     I bought this gorgeous little Easter basket with a frilly netting around the top.  I'm not usually taken by such things but I just fell in love.  I kept this painting as fresh as possible using a limited amount of strokes and keeping the color clean.  I used a limited palette consisting of Cobalt Blue, Cad Red Med, Cad Yellow Lt, Titanium White and Ivory Black.  I appreciate using a limited palette for a number of reasons.  I believe there is more color harmony and you really stretch yourself to mix color.

Shelter Near Edisto

  8"X10"   $135.00 For Sale On Etsy Also   This is the area where my husband and I picnic each year at Thanksgiving.  It is a very pretty lush area overlooking the exspanse of salt marsh.  I in particular wanted to capture the exotic feel of the thick underbrush and dense canopy of this sheltered area.    

Salt Marsh Near Edisto II

  $135.00   8"X 10" Also For Sale On Etsy   This is another in the series of Salt Marsh paintings from the land near Edisto Beach.  In this particular painting I wanted to keep the brushwork gestural and lay down as few strokes as necessary to depict the landscape.  Once again I am using a limited palette of Cad Yellow Med, Vermilion, and Ultramarine Blue.  I also used Titanium White and Ivory Black.

Salt Marsh Near Edisto SC

  8" X 10"   $135.00     This past fall (Thanksgiving Day) my husband and I made our annual outing to Edisto Beach to have a picnic lunch.  The weather was phenomenal and the salt marshes were alive in their fall colors.  We snapped some photos for me to work from. I used a limited palette in this painting.  I used Cobalt Blue, Cad Red Medium, Yellow Ochre, and Titanium White with a smidge of Ivory Black.  Oh yes, and a teeny bit of Lemon Yellow to capture the sunlight on the tips of the grasses.  I really prefer a limited palette because it requires that you search for color.  I think it makes a very harmonious painting. My new website will be coming soon!:) $135.00 plus $12.00 shipping USD   

Painting Collage

  This is the very first collage that I have made!  I am so proud!!  The WebinARTS class is amazing.  It is taught by Leslie Saeta.

Black Hollyhock

  4"X 6"  $75.00 For Sale On Etsy    I am very busy with the Webinart class that I am taking from Leslie Saeta.  It is wonderful by the way!  There will be a new website coming soon $75.00 plus $10.00 shipping USD

Time out for Class

Hello folks...I am taking an online class to build my own website among other social media things..I am sorry but I have been swamped with homework.  Hope to paint today and post tomorrow!


  10X8  $175.00 For Sale On Etsy   These days have been days of intense experimentation.  I reserve judgement until I delve a little deeper. I really thought long and hard about this paiting and decided that it needed much more work.  I worked a little with the composition and the drawing and reworked the color.  I really like this painting now. $175.00 plus $12.00 shipping USD


    12" X 12" $200.00 For Sale On Etsy   I used a limited palette for this painting and had a ball.  It works so much better to have organization before I begin to paint.   $200.00 plus $15.00 shipping   Below is my palette:     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   :   These are several limited palettes that I will try.

Zorn Still Life

  12" X 12"  $125.00 For Sale On Etsy     I used a very limited palette for this painting.  Sarah Sedwick posted a palette called the Zorn Palette that consisted of Titanium White, Ivory Black ( this was the black I chose), Cadmium Red, and Yellow Ochre.  I loved the nearly full range of colors that you could achieve.  I will paint this still life next with a palette that I usually use.   $125.00 plus 15.00 shipping  


This was a quick 5 minute sketch for Day7.