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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Garden Chorus

These pots seem to stand on risers awaiting direction from their choir director.The tulips are the altos, daffodils are sopranos. If only I could carry a tune in real life!


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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Good Humor

Sometime simple is best. I paint hydrangeas a lot. I try to show the light source. In this particular painting the light source is above the flowers.I keep being drawn back to the lovely shapes.


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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Blissful

It is little tricky to paint a subject with a lot of colors represented. I have to be conscious of keeping harmony in the composition.This is hopefully done by repeating colors and placing the to make the eye move around the picture plane; but not exit!



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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Dawn Illumination

I like the early morning light for painting. It makes ordinary objects have a glow. The late afternoon has a similar effect but it also shows up the dust in my house so I have a love/hate
relationship there.


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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Dress Code

This is a watercolor that I painted a while ago. I have been away from watercolor for a while but will take a workshop in early August. The artist Paul Jackson is coming to Memphis and I am looking forward to attending the workshop. Visiting watercolor again will be like seeing an old friend. I have come to realize that painting in oil or watercolor is still just making art, no matter which medium.
#hopirememberhow





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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Room to Grow

This painting is partially from a photo and partially from my mind. It was fun to just paint shapes that I felt were important to the composition. I am happy to call myself an artist and to have the freedom to paint what I want to paint!





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Friday, July 10, 2015

Take a Chance

This is precisely my favorite kind of painting to do. I enjoy the negative spaces and the contrast of the darks and lights. It is ALMOST better than chocolate.


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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Illuminated

A goal of painted is to be able to create atmosphere. Sometimes it is a happy accident; often it is a struggle. I have painted mist on a pond and early morning fog. This sunshine was a delight to paint!


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Friday, July 3, 2015

Marblehead Float

Last year at this time we spent a week in Boston.Marblehead is a beautiful coastal town nearby. The harbor had all kinds of boats but this small one all alone caught my eye. The colors were a little dull but I took care of that!




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