Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Three Bags Full, Sheep

Three Bags Full, Sheep
4"x6" original oil painting
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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lily of the Valley in Crystal

Lily of the Valley in Crystal
5"x7" original oil...canvas board

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Lavender Tea






















Lavender Tea
5"x7" original oil on canvas board

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Not much to say about this one.
Hoping it speaks for itself. Soft low-
light and subtle colors give it a moody
feeling, but moody in a good way.
It's almost monochromatic with only a
small window of variance between the gray
and the lavender. That's what appeals to me most.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lemons In Crystal

Lemons In Crystal
4"x6" original oil
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Loads of reflective light from the sunny
yellow lemons and the crystal dish. The
white cloth doesn't have a chance of
escaping the glow.

Most of my paintings are done "alla prima"
or all at once. These small ones especially are done
at one sitting, glazing and painting wet over wet
until I have a feeling of "Ahhhh, I'm finished".

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Saturday, March 14, 2009
















Phlox, Lace & Pottery
6"x6" original oil painting
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Thought I would give this a re-list since I
finally put it up for auction. The close ups
make it more interesting also. This is such a
beautiful bowl that belongs to my mother.
The painting has a real feel of pottery.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Open Door, Sheep




Open Door, Sheep

5"x7" original oil
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Thought this was a great looking barn. Maybe it's too elegant for sheep. But perhaps with a double meaning to the open door it makes the idea work. The sheep is in a moment of hesitation as he decides whether to walk through

the open door or not. We are like sheep, always having a bit of hesitation before we
decide to leap from the known to the unknown.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spode, Silk & Orchid




Spode, Silk & Orchid

4"x6" original oil
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Each object has different textures and surface qualities
making for some interesting painting techniques.
Not so sure I captured all the surfaces, but I gave it a
good try.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Passing by, Sheep







Passing By, Sheep
4"x6" original oil
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I've always loved animals, but especially sheep.
Black faced sheep are my favorite. Maybe it's
because we like sheep have gone astray and need
a lot of help getting back on the right path.
One of my favorite paintings is of Jesus rescuing a
sheep from the side of a cliff. Something to think
about in our world of ups and downs.