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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I posted earlier a 16x20 painting that was a " practice" for this larger painting that was a commission. I finished this large painting last week and delivered it. I am glad to say the client was happy with the end result. Whew! I am always a little nervous when doing a commission. I am looking forward to doing more of these large paintings.


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Location:Tuscany (36x48)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Basket Trio

I love Baskets. My dad learned how to make split oak baskets from an old man who lived out in the country. He made himself a contraption to split the wood, soaked the pieces and wove the baskets. He had to stop when his arthritis got too bad. Those baskets are treasured in our family now that he is gone. I think that was the way his artistic side was expressed. I'm glad he passed that creativity down to me.



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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Italian Street

I have boxes of photos of Italy and France. When I look back through them I regret not labeling each one with location. I was sure I wouldn't forget; but of course I did. The streets were so charming. There was always something delightful at every turn.


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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Remainder

Every once in a while there are some good flower bouquets in the marked down bin at the grocery store. These flowers were gorgeous at a great price! Flowers are my favorite thing to paint.


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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Reflection

Here I am with a window again! Something about doors and windows always has a strong appeal to me. The reflection becomes the most important part of the painting.


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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Yellow Variety

I know daffodils are past their season, but a little Spring never hurt anyone! Especially almost August in the south. I love it here but the only thing that survives the heat right now are the crape myrtles.



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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Blue Table

I chose this odd assortment of containers. They only have flowers in common, but it is enough.Every painting is a little adventure- I never know how it will turn out. Some days successful but some still go on the reject pile.I guess it is a metaphor for life!



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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Foggy Morning

I have been enjoying our morning walks this week. We walk the golf course and it is never the same. Yesterday morning there was a light fog settling over the course. I took some photos and this is the painting I made. I concentrated on the values; trying to paint all the lights and darks balanced by the mid tones.Iam hoping all this thinking will help prevent brain decline!


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Monday, July 15, 2013

Purple Sky

This is another view from my morning walk.The sun was rising right behind the clouds and there was a lot of purple in the clouds.


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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Tuscan Study

This painting is a study (16x20) for a much larger painting (36x48) that I am doing for a commission. Normally 16x20 is as large as I usually do. This time I am working up to the large canvas. Wish me luck!


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Friday, July 12, 2013

Windowsill

This is one of my favorite kind of scenes. The pots and stairs offer a close up view but the window gives some depth and mystery.


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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sunset

We passed these structures on the way home from the beach. I am pretty sure they are some kind of grain elevators. Whatever they are,I love the shapes silhouetted against the sky.


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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

DICHOTOMY

Okay, it sounds like I am just showing off vocabulary prowess. It really was the first word that came to mind when I was thinking of naming this painting. The two distinctly different colors of flowers are the story here.( I confess that I did look up the word to make sure I spelled it correctly!)



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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Blue Vase

I have been painting a lot of transparent jars lately but today I switched to a solid blue jar. I like the smooth surface with the flowers. I love painting!



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Friday, July 5, 2013

Sunrise

We often walk on the golf course early in the morning. One morning last week we were treated to a beautiful sunrise. Luckily I had my iPhone with me to take a photo. Be prepared! (12x12)


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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Pink

I like the delicate pink blooms contrasted with the blue jar.



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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Flowerpot on Wheels

I liked this backlit flowerpot perched on a wheeled platform.,it looks as if it is ready to take off to parts unknown.(11x14)



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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Enjoying the Sun

The three charming containers seem to be enjoying the warmth of the sun coming in from the window. I do like the warm color harmony-- makes for a pleasing arrangement.


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