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Monday, December 30, 2013

3-D Leaf

I was taking a picture of this painting outside in order to see the true colors. After I was back inside and cropping the photo I noticed the leaf on the window frame! It must have fallen onto the painting. I should just keep quiet about it and people will think I am an expert at painting realistic leaves!

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Summer Tabletop

These hydrangeas are decorating an outdoor tabletop.The greens in the background make the blues and purples pop.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Point of purple

There are many artists both past and present that I admire. It is perhaps trite to say that I love the Impressionists but it is true. Up until the historic debut of these artists, color was not the focus of most paintings. When I look at art now; color is the one thing that first catches my eye.
I enjoyed the complementary colors in this arrangement.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Triple Threat

December has been busy and I haven't posted as much.we had a giant cookie sale at church and I was drafted to make decorated mitten cookies. Being an artist doesn't always translate to being a good cookie decorator. I finally got familiar with royal icing and pulled it off.(after countless cookies being thrown away and/ or eaten by eager family members).
I love these geraniums lined up and anticipating something!

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Meeting of Minds

I was drawn to the colored glass bottles that held these flowers.The negative shapes made by the background are the most interesting parts to me.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Corner Window

I am not sure how many times I have painted hydrangea, maybe a hundred. I painted them first in watercolor which was quite a challenge, considering there is no fixing a bad attempt. With oil paints it is always possible to wipe it off and start over. If I am lucky, it will all come together as this one did. (8x10) Daily Paintworks auction

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Homage to Paris

For some reason this painting reminds me of a French interior. Maybe it is the striped wallpaper. I expect a Matisse figure to enter from the right.

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