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Monday, September 30, 2013

Three for You

This is one of the paintings I did in a Nancy Medina workshop this past weekend. What a fun way to spend 3 days!(12x16 Dailypaintworks)


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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Run for the Roses




Roses are not the easiest thing to paint, but I guess that is why I try and paint them. The petunias add a good contrast to the white pitcher. I am excited to go to a Nancy Medina workshop this coming weekend! I would rather do that than a shopping trip to New York!


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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Quiet Bouquet

This is a small(6x6) painting of a simple bouquet of flowers. It just goes to show that a bunch of flowers can be simple but beautiful.




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Friday, September 20, 2013

Two pots

I liked the challenge of the textured surface of the pots. Of course, add in my favorite hydrangeas and you have a favorite!


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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Three Bottles

I like this almost monochromatic still life. There are so many small interesting shapes that make up the bottles and flowers.



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Monday, September 16, 2013

My Dad's art

I posted my mot here's quilt on here recently. That was her artist connection. My dad also had an artistic aspect. He drew pictures as a boy but was not encouraged. There was always work to do on the farm where he grew up. Later in life he visited an old man out in the country who made split oak baskets. He cut the trees , split the wood and made the baskets. My father spent a lot of time with him and learned how to make them. He made them until his arthritic hands would no longer cooperate. I am indebted to both of them for passing down some of their talents.



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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Golden Hills

I often take a photograph that I want to paint and apply photoshop to it.what this does is to reduce it to the most simple format. It also brings out colors that I didn't even realize were there. The finished painting often is somewhere in between the two.



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Friday, September 13, 2013

Perfect Pitcher

I like the color combination of these flowers in contrast to the white of the pitcher.I don't think I could ever run out of ideas for flower paintings!


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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Pears and Flowers

I have been painting transparent vases and Jars lately but I really liked the look of this pottery vase. The transition of the colors on the vase was unusual.


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Friday, September 6, 2013

Old Fashioned Flowers

These blooms remind me of flowers collected by a little old lady from her garden of old fashioned flowers. All that is missing is a doily!


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My Mother's Art

This time That I have taken to recover from surgery has been a good chance to step back and reflect. My mother died at 83. She grew up in the Depression in very poor circumstances. I think she and my father both had artistic tendencies. Hers showed up in the quilts that she made. She made several intricate patterns but the ones she chose to make in her last years were all "Log Cabin" designs. This is one that I have been using as I convalesce on the sofa. Covering up with this serves two purposes: keeping physically warm and warming my heart as I remember her love for me . I think she would have made me a coke float to help me feel better!


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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Five o clock Shadow

This entrance is just off of a courtyard. I really liked the late afternoon shadows on the walls and ground.
I am pleased to be back painting after my surgery, although physical therapy is quite a workout.At least painting only requires the muscles in my left arm!


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