Sunday, April 17, 2016

Vintage Blue & White Pitcher In Bloom

Vintage Blue & White Pitcher In Bloom

5" x 7" original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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A bouquet of perennial flowers give this
vintage blue and white pitcher a new purpose.
They are charming together!

The magenta flowers add a pop of color.
A pretty stem in full bloom,
while awaiting placement in the bouquet,
brings an added touch of interest to the painting.


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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Pansies Awakening

Pansies Awakening

5" x 7" original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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Some of these pansies seem to be
awakening to the soft light
while other pansies are still
sleepily drifting in the shadows.


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Sunday, March 20, 2016

First Friends, Wooly Lambs

First Friends, Wooly Lambs

5" x 7" original oil painting
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Little lambs are just too cute!
On one of our farm outings
these two lambs seemed to enjoy a snuggle.
They just wanted to be near each other
playing as friends in the barnyard.


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Soft & Sweet, Wooly Lamb

Soft & Sweet, Wooly Lamb

5" x 7" original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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This lamb portrait portrays
both the soft fluffy fleece and
the little lambs sweet personality.
Both of which I truly adore during
our lambing season farm outings.


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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Thoughtful Remembrance, Pansies


Thoughtful Remembrance, Pansies
4” x 6” original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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The Pansy, also known as Viola,
from the French pens'ee, 'thought'
was considered as
a symbol of 'remembrance'.

In this painting I have pansy petals
emerging from the shadows and
thoughtfully touched by light.


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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Orchid With Asian Influences

Orchid With Asian Influences
8” x 10” original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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Soft lighting, Soft colors, and Soft shadows
together set the gentle mood of this painting.

The light gently skims the surfaces of
some of my favorite still-life subjects.


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Friday, February 12, 2016

Pear With Fallen Leaf

Pear With Fallen Leaf
5" x 7" original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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Pears have such beauty in shape and color.
They are interesting to paint with their
curves, bumps, and many variations
of color and form.

The lighting enabled me to give this painting
harmonious hues in shadows and lights.
The light reflected varied yellow colors from
the pear onto the cloth and also into the background.
A little of the leaf's hues are seen in the cloth.


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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Beach Waves, Suri Alpaca

Beach Waves, Suri Alpaca 
5" x 7" original oil painting
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Spending time with, and painting, sheep
has been a fondness of mine for many years.
Sheep and alpaca bond nicely together and
farmers are utilizing alpaca to protect
their flocks of sheep and lambs.

More recently I've had a great opportunity to
learn about, get close to, and enjoy alpacas.

Different from the Huacaya alpaca fleece,
the Suri alpaca have long flowing locks.

Alpacas seem to be far more skittish than
the docile farmyard sheep that I'm accustomed to.
With its beach waves hair style
this alpaca and I got along 'nosey-nosey' fine.


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Monday, January 25, 2016

Green Pasture, Wooly Sheep

Green Pasture, Wooly Sheep
5" x 7" original oil painting
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I was spending time with some wooly farmyard friends
when I noticed a momma ewe headed
away from the barn and out into the pasture.
Her lamb was staying close by her as
she looked for just the right spot to graze.
Momma with her precious lamb,
side-by-side together,
as if posing for my painting. 


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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Wanting A Hug, Wooly Sheep

Wanting A Hug, Wooly Sheep
8” x 10” original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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I've created this painting with an unfinished look
to give the viewer the impression that
the sheep is coming out of the canvas

My fondness of sheep is well known
by those of you that follow my paintings.
Most sheep that I've encountered are
docile, curious, and huggable.
When mingling amongst sheep
in the farmyard or barn,
and as much as you want to hug them,
there are times when a friendly sheep
obviously wants a hug from you.


Copyright of the artist 2015