Wednesday, April 30, 2014

By a Nose

Here's another sheep from the Common Ground Fair. Up close and personal. I adore painting these! 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6", $100 + $10 domestic shipping 
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Monday, April 28, 2014

A Few More Petals

I guess you could say this is the sequel to last week's geranium. But actually I think I painted this one it's the prequel. :o) Anyway, it's one of my recent favorites. 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Casual Attire

I saw this guy at last year's Common Ground Fair. I came across his glamour shots in my reference photos several weeks ago and knew I wanted to paint him. I love the faded old bandana he has so casually slung around his neck. Some dudes are just Coolsville!
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Baby Roo and a celebration!

A while back I'd painted a baby rooster here and it sold. This follow up was done from the same reference photo shoot and commissioned by a friend for her sweet daughter for Easter. These babies are so much fun to paint!
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
And on a more personal note:
Today is a momentous day. Six months after receiving a metastatic cancer diagnosis followed by 6 months of treatment, today marks the end of my 6th and final "Elixir of Life" (chemo) infusion!  I am celebrating...quietly, but a celebration nonetheless. And with that comes an overwhelming feeling of immense gratitude for the care, support and encouragement I've received. And now we wait...and I get on with the joy of living each day blissfully and with passion. This is my theme song for today...and every day. CRANK IT!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Few Petals

I enjoyed the challenge of making something, a painting, out of not much. I have an old geranium that recently had one bloom with not many petals on it. I'm happy to be able to create a painting from it.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Monday, April 21, 2014

Come Spring

Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Friday, April 18, 2014

Dirty Hairy

I hosted the challenge this week on Daily Paintworks. The challenge is to paint your bliss! To read more details, submit an entry and see the other artist's submissions, please visit here.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
 And now, like I promised, I'll show you the new original one-of-a-kind Carol Marine artwork I acquired this week...lucky me!

Carol's a henna artist, too! Who knew? Actually it was her first time using henna and working on a living breathing (laughing) canvas...and I think she did an awesome job! 
Then she was brave enough to let me give it a try...on her hand.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bud Blush and Buddy Fun!

It's been a while since I've posted because my sweet buddy Carol was here visiting from Oregon. We had the BEST time! No painting but LOADS of soulful conversation and artistic inspiration!

We did a little of this...yes, elephants in Maine! (click here)

and a little of L.L Beans

And a little of this...polka dot selfies!

and a lot of this...Carol taught me how to make these cool wet felted hats.
It was grand! Stay tuned tomorrow to see my new original artwork by Carol Marine!
Oil on panel, 6" x 6" SOLD

Friday, April 11, 2014


I painted this last week while we still had two feet of snow everywhere in our yard and fields. It's quickly melting and I dare say spring has officially arrived!
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mr. Casual

Honestly, I don't know if this is a Mr. or Mrs. but it sounded better as Mr. Casual. I love the nonchalant way he's chewing a bit of straw and the asymmetrical markings on his face...and those baby blues!
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Peachy Peek

Aren't sheep the greatest?! I like the rosey background and warmth of this one.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A Thing for Feathers

I have a' thing' for feathers. There's just something about them...their variety, their beauty, their lightness...I can't get enough of them. These were given to me by a friend with a beautiful parrot. More to come...
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Fine Feathered

I love the expressions and postures of these birds and I'm pleased with how the colors came together in this one. 
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Whisper of Yin Yang

I love finding the unexpected bits of color in a subject...the lilac in the feather tips, the turquoise amid the white fluff.
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"