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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Midnight Special

I like the idea of the jars of flowers at an unexpected time of day. They seem much more mysterious; perhaps imagine them in some exotic location- maybe Casablanca!


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Friday, May 29, 2015

Clear Lake

Landscapes are harder for me to paint because there is so much to edit down to the size of the painting. I have to keep in mind what makes the most interesting composition. I always try to have some diagonals to combat boredom.


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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Pink Harmony

Single blooms are not really simple. In the close- up format every shape is important to the over all design .The flower is one basic color but the lighting causes new colors to emerge.This was fun to paint!


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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Exuberant Bouquet

This is my favorite type of painting to do. I seem to get into a "zone" when arranging the colors and shapes. It never looks exactly like the subject in front of me;my instincts take over. At times like these I am glad to take on the title of Artist.



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Friday, May 15, 2015

Obstacle Course

This painting looks nothing like the photo I took. The photo was pretty dull and not as colorful. I changed that!



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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mother's Quilts

This is a post Mother's Day post. My grandchildren slept here a few nights ago. They were fighting over a quilt on their bed that my mother had made years ago. She never had a chance to meet them but her presence is felt. When one of the girls was 4 she asked"Don't you miss your mom a lot?" I do.


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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Garden Delight

I just realized I tend to paint landscapes as more of a close up view. Also they often end up as a darker, more mysterious image. I don't know why, there is nothing dark or mysterious about me!




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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Blues Attract

I can't describe the feeling I get when I see certain color combinations. There is something about the combination of blue-green combined with other shades of blue that causes a little tingle up my spine. Of course this translates to needing to pick up a paintbrush immediately and try to paint. Caribbean Blue is one of those paint colors I can't live without.


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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Capture May

May brings memories of the "Lilac Lane" at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. The scent was powerful even a block away. I often just stood there overwhelmed by the beauty and heady fragrance.


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Friday, May 1, 2015

Best of Spring

When painting things that are the same, I try to show some differences. That may be by a little bit different shape, lighting or position on the paper. I like to think each flower has its own personality; just waiting to break out in a solo role!


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