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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Multiple Flower Bouquet

My favorite part of this painting is the shadow area.To me it is just as important as the flowers in the jar.



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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Road to Tuscany


I am blogging from my hospital bed( hip replacement).How's that for dedication. It is actually because they are always waking me for something that I am awake at 5:00a.m.I painted a lot last week so I would have some things to post. This is another scene from Italy that I never tire of.I love the colors!


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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Homage to France

This still life evokes memories of France.it may be the colors or the Matisse like patterns. Whatever you see, it was a lot of fun to paint!
I am having hip replacement surgery tomorrow morning. I probably won't be blogging for a few days. Look for me in the next marathon you hear of(not) haha



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Friday, August 23, 2013

Morning Clouds

I think I could paint a picture of this scene every day and each day it would be different. Since I have been painting more landscapes I have really become aware of the sky. I guess I have taken the changes in the sky for granted all these years. Now I look at clouds and think about how I would paint them. I think there is a song in there somewhere(if you are over 50) ha



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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Geranium Pots

I do love geraniums although they don't thrive past July for me in this heat. It may be more a matter of me abandoning them.I like the shapes of the blooms and leaves. The negative shapes interest me most.


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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mary's Garden

I think of the nursery rhyme "Mary, Mary , Quite Contrary"when I see this painting.It is much easier to paint flowers than tend a garden of flowers! At least for me.
(12x12 inches)


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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Lavender

I like this peaceful scene of a French field. I would like to walk there!


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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Roadside Pond

On our recent trip to Missouri we stopped at a roadside park to eat lunch. We decide to walk around the pond nearby that had a walking trail. Our plans changed when several geese blocked our way. They were a little intimidating but at least I took a photo to paint from


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Monday, August 12, 2013

Blues on Monday

Hydrangeas are endless in their variety. I liked the different shades of blue that show up in this bouquet.


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Friday, August 9, 2013

Sunflowers at the Window


It is interesting to find out how many varieties there are of sunflowers. Although I like the ones with the dark centers, the ones with a dark gold center are very beautiful.


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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Farm House View

One of many beautiful Tuscan Views. (8x10)



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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Lilac Bucket

I miss lilacs since moving back south. That incredible smell just can't be described. The silver of the bucket is perfect with the flowers.


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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Florence Market

Florence was my favorite European city to visit so far. The market is fantastic. I painted this from one of my many many photos.I love all of the colors!


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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Lavender Country

This is a painting of the French lavender fields.I was feeling more impressionistic with this one.People always ask how long does it take to paint a painting. The answer is maybe an hour plus 40 years! Although actual painting time isn't often long (especially for a small painting) the years it took to get to this point are many.


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Friday, August 2, 2013

Sunrise

This oil painting is of another view on the golf course. Every morning there is an ever changing view, whether it is a brilliant sunrise or a misty fog. It is fun to try and paint the different ways the scenery appears.



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