Monday, September 1, 2014

Oh Happy Day!

Last Wednesday was a momentous day for me.  Momentous in a private quiet sort of way. It was the first day in well over a month I've felt well enough to be at my easel. Oh happy day! And luckily the sunflowers are in full bloom! Here's some musical accompaniment.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6" 
SOLD 


Friday, August 29, 2014

Weebles Wobble

Pears have long been my favorite subject to paint. I particularly liked the brush strokes in this one, a bit looser than  my usual. I was also pleased with the light and the interaction of the pears. This is one of my favorites. 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Feather or the Egg

This is the last in this green egg series I did a while ago. I think what drew me to the whole series was the clean lines and simplicity. I liked the combination of blue-green egg, blue vase and blue jay feather in this one. Still life makes me happy.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pure Peach

I just really love the intensity and glow of these peaches and the brush strokes.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
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Monday, August 25, 2014

To Life!

I love the absolute peaceful simplicity of this piece.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Five Phoebes

I love painting nests and this was one of my favorites. I like the softness and the looseness of it.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Friday, August 22, 2014

Featherweight

A while back I did a series of paintings with these beautiful pale green eggs and white feathers. This is my favorite in the series. I love the colors and the shadow cast by the feather onto the egg and table.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping 
 
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

In the Flesh

What I like about this painting...well, other than the fact that it's pears!...is the way the shadow plays a part in the composition. I also just like the composition in general and the way you can just barely see a hint of the warm skin. 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

To Be or Not To Be

I love the simplicity of this painting. The single blue-green egg, the white plate and cloth.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Schoodic Seagull

It's been fun to go back and choose some of my favorite paintings and to really give thought to what makes them so. I always liked the graphic quality of the large slabs of cliff-like rocks in the background and the bird's warm glow. It's much more subtle and softer on the original art. And of course his slightly wind ruffled "do." 
** Thank you for your caring words of encouragement regarding my recent post. I am grateful for and bolstered by each and every one. Bren
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Woody and Update

Those of you who have been following my blog for a while may know that I was diagnosed with metastatic cancer(squamous cell carcinoma) last Thanksgiving. I've been undergoing treatment ever since. I'm currently in the midst of the second round of treatment and I've gotta admit, it's kickin' my butt.  My goal is, always, to be at my easel, but I'm not sure at this point when that will happen. In the meantime, I would love to re-post for you some of my all time favorite paintings that are still available.  Woody is one of those.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

St. Esprit Beach Grass

This is one of the two landscapes I did on Cape Breton. I gave the other one away before scanning or photographing it. Doh.
Our land is in St. Esprit. There are a few snaps below. See why it's my favorite place on earth?
Oil on panel, 6"x 6"
SOLD





Sunday, August 10, 2014

Snackin'

This is the last of the goat paintings I did in Cape Breton. I think it's my favorite. Maybe because of all that intense bright yellow goin' on! I also did a couple of landscapes, but gifted one to a friend in Canada and forgot to scan it. Duh.  I'll post the other tomorrow.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Because I'm Happy

I painted this guy while I was in Cape Breton a couple of weeks ago. It's one of my recent favorites.  I really love the colors...and his expression. I've provided a little sound track for you here.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Two Faced

I loved the way the light was dividing this guy's face into almost perfect halves of warm and cools. Cool! ...and warm. :o)
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Slight Smile

He does have a slight smile...I hope it's not smug. ;o)
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Friday, August 1, 2014

Pink Goatee

We're back! And experiencing, as my friend Suz says, "re-entry." Back to reality after wilderness camping on the beach in Cape Breton for 3 weeks. It was glorious and wonderful and relaxing and perfect. I did 7 paintings(this is one of them), read 9 books, walked the beach daily and collected countless stones! 
I guess I'm on a sheep/goat kick cuz I just can't get enough of painting them these days. More to come...
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
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Monday, July 7, 2014

Simon the Great

This is Simon. He belongs to our daughter's bf's family. I've never met Simon but if the stories I've heard are any indication, he's quite the colorful character! He was a joy to paint... I mean a parrot AND a cherry! 

On another note, we are heading out for our annual wilderness camping trek on beautiful Cape Breton Island. I won't be posting for 3 weeks...but I'll be painting  a LOT! Any paintings sold while we are away, I will ship the first week of August. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience. 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Heads or Tails - Diptych

This is the first diptych I've created using the 6" x 6" panels. It was FUN painting these two together simultaneously. The two hang separately side by side(or with a small space...whatever is your preference) so the final piece looks like the above image. Below you can see the heads and the tails. The two pieces are sold as a pair for $175. That's a discount! :o)
Oil on panels, 6" x 12"
SOLD
 


Friday, July 4, 2014

Who, Us?

I had a terrible reference photo to work from for this one. Very dull, little color...almost like an old sepia toned photograph. So I'm especially pleased with how it turned out. Plus their expressions crack me up!
Oil on panel, 6"x 6"
SOLD

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Dimpled

Two things in particular really tickled me about this guy...his ear shadow and his dimple when he smiled. Oh, and I like his faded red collar, too.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Sunday, June 29, 2014

New Perm

Gotta admit I've had a few perms in my day ...looked kinda like this guy. I like the colors in this one.
Oil on panel, 6"x 6"
SOLD

Friday, June 27, 2014

Got My Eye On You

I don't know what kind of bird this is, I found him in the Morgue files, but I loved his face! 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Parrot in Periwinkle

Remember that crayon from childhood in the box of 64 Crayolas called Periwinkle? It was sort of a cornflower blue. I always loved that one.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
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Friday, June 20, 2014

Middle Part

I have no idea why, but for some reason this guy makes me think of a professor.  Could it be the 'scholarly' middle part in his coif? I'm particularly pleased with this one.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Masked Man

This one was a commission for a fiend. 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Monday, June 16, 2014

Polly

More inspiration from the morgue files....and thanks to my buddy Suz who inadvertently suggested the title. 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Friday, June 13, 2014

Bird's Eye View

Since my friend Carol mentioned the Morgue files, I've found TONS of new inspiration in the form of free reference photos that I never would have been able to paint otherwise. I began on a parrot kick...a couple more to come over the next few days. 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fish Tale

I'm still loving the fish challenge on Daily Paintworks. You can see all the entries here. I liked trying to make the fish look like they were underwater...or at least partially.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
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Monday, June 9, 2014

Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful

Having a blast with The Fish Challenge over at Daily Paintworks. You can read more about the challenge and see all the entries here. I loved his 'blip' of a bubble.
Oil on panel, 6"x 6"
SOLD

Friday, June 6, 2014

School of Thought

Our youngest "spawn" is graduating from high school tonight. With all the thoughts and emotions that accompany such a momentous event...I thought the title was appropriate. I painted this for this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge here
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Blush

Am I allowed to say, this is one of my favorite paintings I've ever done. It's just one of those times when every aspect turned out the way I wanted it to. The color and delicacy of the petals, the greens of the leaves, the color and transparency of the shadow. These are all things that challenge me and I can't tell you how delighted I am with each of them in this painting. Thanks for letting me bask in the glow a bit. :o) 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Tall Molly

This is Molly. I love her stretched-up tall posture. She lays the most beautiful earthy olive green eggs. Tomorrow we'll see how they taste.
  
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping
 
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