Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunshine Bouquet: Sold

I love sunflowers, in the garden and on canvas or just about anywhere.    This little painting works great on a mini easel or on the wall. 
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Friday, December 28, 2012

Poppy Field in Cornwall,England: Sold

This painting is from a photograph taken on a walking tour of Cornwall last June.   The poppies were spectacular, and the landscape could have been Italy or Province -- except for the rugged dramatic coastline, and the English accents.    For more visit: 
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Going Green

This house in Colville, Wa., sits on an overgrown lot chock full of blooming sunflowers.   I loved all the greens, and the challenge they presented.   

Saturday, August 25, 2012

What's for Dinner?: Sold

I purchased these shiny eggplants and red onions at the Ballard market last Sunday.    My husband was a little disappointed when he realized that they wouldn't be on the table for a few days.    I don't have a good eggplant if you do please share.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tuscan Road: Sold

This painting of a dirt road in Tuscany is from a photo taken on a recent trip.    I added a lot of red to offset the strong greens in the cyprus trees.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Jacaranda Season, Maui Uplands

This landscape is from a favorite part of Maui, Hawaii, that in May and June is just purple with Jacaranda blossoms.     I used the greens and blues and purples that create such a beautiful and restful atmosphere during that wonderful season.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Seattle Space Needle: Sold

This view of Seattle's space needle was painted from the Alki area of West Seattle on an absolutely gorgeous sunny day.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bold and Beautiful Susans: Sold

This is a painting of our front garden.   Max and I both love working in the yard, and these black-eyed susans perform for a whole month every summer.    They are bold and beautiful and hard to ignore!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tomato Trio on Turquoise: Sold

This still life was painted in my little studio at home.    I love painting tomatoes!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bainbridge Island Ferry: Sold

I used an orange undercoat on this painting and let some of it show through, which seems to gray down and unify the colors.    Washington often has a muted tone in its atmosphere, so I like the effect.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mount Rainier and Dahlia Fields: Sold

There used to be a dahlia farm in Pierce County that featured five acres of blooming dahlias each August and September.   My husband and I would go there every year to select new tubers for our garden, and to ooh and aah over the fabulous views of Mt. Rainier.    This painting is from a photo, and brings back some great memories.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Barn and Sunflowers: Sold

Max and I loved the fields of sunflowers in North and South Dakota.   The roads travel through acres and acres of these fabulous plants.   I used lots and lots of paint to convey the over-the-top landscape.   Happy Spring.  

Original Oil on Canvas

Monday, March 12, 2012

Red Geraniums: Sold

My husband and I can't wait to plant our garden pots this Spring.   Red Geraniums never fail to bring cheer.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Red Primrose: Sold

It's almost Spring, and I'm starting to dream.   Can't wait to get out in the garden.   This velvety red primrose will have to do for now.   I used lots of paint on this one.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Tomato Harvest: Sold

This painting was from life in my little studio, and is one of a series of fat red tomatoes from our garden.