Friday, December 12, 2014

Out to Sea: Sold

This lady was on a Hawaiian beach.   The painting was done at home from a photo.   The scene reminds me of a place I could return to over and over.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Canby Oregon Dahlias: Sold

If you love dahlias, visit Canby, OR, any time from August through October.    There are fields and fields of gorgeous color, shapes and sizes.  

Monday, November 10, 2014

Silent Night: Sold

This is a commission piece for a friend's cabin.   I used lots and lots of paint and subdued neutrals in the background to contrast with the lights of the tree.   Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Merry Merry: Sold

I'm having fun with originals for the holidays.   This wreath was created with a pallet knife and lots of paint.   It looks good on a little easel.   Cheers!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Fall Harvest

Lucky for me that my husband Max, loves squash.   I have lots of models to paint.   I used a pallet knife and lots of paint for this one.    The sides are painted too, so no need for a frame.  Happy Fall!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

P Patch

It's pumpkin time....this patch has lots of thick paint applied with a pallet knife.    No need for a frame.   The 1.5 inch sides are painted as well.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hot for Hydrangeas: Sold

This bouquet came from our back yard this summer and was painted in my little home studio.  

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Great Bunch!: Sold

For vegie lovers.....I painted this bunch of red radishes outside on our back porch one afternoon.    The painting has a loose quality -- probably from my relaxed attitude that day.  

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Red Lily Bouquet

These lilies from the garden were paired with ladies mantel in a white vase.    I love the combination of colors -- and used lots and lots of thick paint to convey the richness of the flowers.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Beach Umbrella: Sold

This is a scene from Alki Beach in Seattle.    The oil painting is on board which is screwed into an oak box that is 1 inch deep.   It is currently for sale at Wild Rose's Home Furnishings in West Seattle.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Pink Hydrangia: Sold

This hydrangea is Italian -- who doesn't love everything Tuscan?   I snapped a photo in a beautiful Florence garden and used it to inspire the painting.    The birch box can stand alone on a shelf or table, and the wire hanger works on a wall.    It looks great in any small spot.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Peony Bouquet: Sold

This Spring has been a fabulous peony season.    These delicate flowers have an ethereal scent and quality that are a challenge.   Can you capture a "scent" in paint?   Anyway, this painting was done from life in my little home studio.  It is available in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mason Jar Bouquet: Sold

This jar of zinnias is currently in the June Artwalk at Wildrose's in West Seattle.    The painting was done from a photo I took at a charming local market stand in Pennsylvania a few years ago.    The painting is on birch board with a wood cradle that is hung without a frame.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Catalina Trail

I used a palatte knife and lots of thick paint for this painting of Southern Arizona's Catalina Mountains.   The scene is early morning -- my favorite time to walk.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Hydrangea Bouquet: Print on Tile: Sold

I am doing a series of laser prints on tile, from original paintings.   The trivets can be framed, stand alone on a mini-easel, or be used on the dinner table.   They are heat and water proof.    It is fun to extend the life of these old favorites.