Monday, June 30, 2008

Closing For The Evening

Closing For The Evening
5"x7" original oil painting
canvas board, standard size framing

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This one you have seen before.
I had posted it last year, July 3.
In looking at it over and over,
I decided it needed a little tinkering.
So the lights are a bit stronger
on the larger lily, making it a
stronger painting overall.
It's hard to tell in the photo,
but the lights are more dramatic.

Copyright of the artist 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

Big Peony, Little Roses

Big Peony, Little Roses
5"x7" original oil on gallery wrap linen
framing optional...standard size

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At one of my art group critiques
a fellow artist said the Spring Bouquet
Painting (see May 22, 08 post)
reminded her of Edouard Manet's small bouquets in crystal vases.
Wow, what a compliment!
Most of those paintings were
evidently painted in his later years.
His friends would bring him flowers,
because his age didn't allow him to
plein air paint or get out much.
Sounds like he had great friends.
You will see more of this theme.
I love to painting flowers and crystal.

Copyright of the artist 2008


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hot Mail


Hot Mail
6"x12" original oil painting
gallery wrap linen...no staples showing
framing optional

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On a trip out west a couple of years ago,
we visited a ski resort in Nevada. It was
a beautiful place, but it was in August and
the temps were running about 98*- 110*.
Of course the artist in my found these mail
boxes interesting. This is only about 1/3
of the boxes...standing patiently, each with
it's own personality waiting for mail.
Nice light and shadows.

Copyright of the artist 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Made In Slovakia

Made In Slovakia5"x7" original oil painting
gallery wrap linen...
framing optional, standard size
no staples showing




A new pitcher from the neighborhood
garage sale. The only identifying mark
was the country of origin, thus the title.

I tried to pick up on all the reflected
light. Even the yellow rim was bouncing
yellow onto the white body and the cloth.
Copyright of the artist 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Just Resting

Just Resting
5"x7" original oil painting
gallery wrap linen...framing optional
fits standard size frame

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Borrowed this bowl from my mother.
I have always liked it, but I'm a
blue and white person.
This particular peony smells better
than a rose. The two together
made a nice glow of color.

Copyright of the artist 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Choosing Sides




Choosing Sides


5'x7' original oil painting, gallery wrap linen

framing optional, standard size

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As I set this still life up the cherry stems
seemed to be conveying a message...
kind of a 'them against us tension'.

Copyright of the artist 2008

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Early Morning

Early Morning

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A couple of weeks ago our neighborhood
had our yearly garage sale. As I sat
with the 'stuff' my neighbor's garage
was beautifully lit with sunlight.
Had to come in a gather my paints
for a quick study. Of course by the time
I gathered everything the light had changed.
Patience...finished the next morning.
Thankfully the light was back and very
similar to the previous morning.

Copyright of the artist 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Peonies In Antique Vase

Peonies In Antique Vase
5"x7" original oil on gallery wrap linen,
framing optional...standard size

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Really enjoyed painting the peonies!
One of my mother's antique vases...
not sure if it's a McCoy or a Hull.
It has a beautiful soft glaze.
I hope it's captured in this painting.


Copyright of the artist 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Peony


Peonies in Crystal

Peony and Basket

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Peony happy while they were in bloom.
Gone for this season. Both these are
original oil paintings.
The top painting is a 10"x10"
and the lower one is an 8"x10".
They were commissioned by a very lovely patron.


Copyright of the artist 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

First Peony

First Peony
5"x7" oil on linen...gallery wrap
framing optional...standard size

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A long wait in Ohio for the peony blooms.
Such a cold spring...now the blooms are have
burst open and are gone in a flash with the 90*
temps. Preferring to paint from life,
I had to paint fast to keep up with the
opening buds.

An artist not only has to be a great observer,
but patient!

Copyright of the artist 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008

Blue & White Tea Pot & Grapes

Blue & White Tea Pot & Grapes
8"x10" oil on gallery wrap linen...framing optional
no staples on the edges
If you prefer framing, this is a standard size.


Was longing for more blue and white.

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Copyright of the artist 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Lilacs In Cobalt

Lilacs In Cobalt
5"x7" oil on gallery wrap linen...framing optional

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Several years ago an old neighbor and I
redid the area between my house and his garage.
I was just going to make a stone path and
asked him if that would be ok. One thing
led to another and a beautiful garden
was the end product. Of course it didn't hurt
that he was, and still is, one of the countries
best landscape architects. One of the wonderful
items he planted was a graphed lilac tree.
It looks like a topiary tree, reaching to the
second story...
The blooms are much smaller than a
regular lilac bush, very delicate and lacy.
The stone path leads to this "secret garden"
area and around the lilac. This year the tree was
in great form with an abundant crop of flowers.
It's just outside our bedroom windows.
My husband left the window open
as much as possible. The fragrance wrapped
itself throughout the house.
Motivation for a painting!