Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas Comes in All Colors


(oil on canvas panel, 6 x 6)
NFS

My tree is green but the decorations are gold, pink and clear glass.
These are three of my pink Christmas Balls.

Here is my Christmas Tree:



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Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Ho Ho Ho


(Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas, 30 x 24)
NFS

Getting into the holiday spirit.
This jolly ol' Santa Claus just blew off my brush!
It is a large painting that I plan on putting above my fireplace for Christmas. 


Here is a close up of his face.
I hope all your dreams come true this year.
Peace and goodwill to everyone,
Thank you for viewing my paintings.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Stacked Cuties


(oil on panel 8 x 8)
Please click here to bid or purchase: $85

Okay this little trick took toothpicks, but they are stacked!
Again, I worked on a canvas that was painted with patina copper.



Here is a picture of my set up.

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Have a Wonderful & Peaceful Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Acrobatic Cuties


(oil on panel, 8 x 8)
Please click here to bid or purchase: $85.

Hup, hup, hup!  The cuties are stacked up; ready to cheer!
Ok, so I play with my food.

This was painted on a panel painted with that fabulous copper paint that you can oxidize & then seal.
It makes for an interesting background.  
See some of my earlier paintings last January for more of this background style.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Major Redo


(oil on canvas, 24 x 30)
NFS

I had this still life (see below for my original painting)
I never liked it.  You know, sometimes a painting just doesn't "work".
So for several weeks I painted over it.
This is the result & I am now very happy with it.
If at first you don't succeed...
It is actually now titled "Rocket Cheese"



Thank you for sharing my process.

Cuties


(oil on convex canvas 8 x 10)
Please click here to bid or purchase: $80

I love this time of year when Clementines come into the market.
These tart/sweet citrus fruits are so tasty.
I must say: they are also fun to paint.
This "convex canvas" needs no framing and is hung flat to the wall.

Thank you for viewing my paintings.
Happy cutie season!



Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fall is Here



Pumpkin #4
(oil on canvas, 16 x 20)
Please email to purchase  $125


Pumpkin #5
(oil on canvas, 20 x 24)
Click here to purchase or bid: $150


Pumpkins just seem to bring up feelings of Halloween and crisp fall weather.
Here in the Sonoran Desert... 
it is actually cooling down to the 70s during the day and the low 50's at night.
(Come on, we have to brag...this is why we survive the triple digits in the summer!)
Have a wonderful Fall no matter where you live.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Pumpkin Patch


Pumpkin #1
(oil on canvas, 8x10)


Pumpkin #2
(oil on canvas 10x8)

 

Pumpkin #3
(oil on canvas 12x12)

Pleases click here to bid or purchase: $125
Sold as a set of three $125

Pumpkins are so much fun to paint.  
These have a lot of texture & bright colors that make me happy.
Happy Fall Everyone!

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Golden Buddha


(acrylic & oil on convexo canvas, 20 x 16) 
SOLD

I've been working on some larger projects lately.
But, this Buddha was done very quickly on a black acrylic primed canvas.
I would say I was meditating...but don't we all do that when we paint?

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Foiled Wine Glass


(oil on board, 6x6)
Please click here to bid or purchase $75

I decided to add to the last painting.
I foil wrapped the wine glass & added an apple.
I am really enjoying the foil!
Thank you for viewing my paintings.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I'm Back...



(oil on board, 6x6) $50
Please click here to bid or purchase: $75

I'm back after an illness.  
It is so good to be back painting and posting.
I am so blessed to be able to paint and share my passion with so many people.


This is the set up for this painting.

Thank you for viewing my paintings and sharing this journey with me.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Foiled Yet Again



(oil on canvas board, 6x6)
Please click here to bid or purchase: $75.
I'm still working with this theme of foiled objects in a still life.
I find the foil to be so challenging & fun to paint.


Here is the set up for this painting.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Foiled Again


(oil online board, 6x6)
Please click here to bid or purchase: $75.

This is the second in my inspired series of foiled objects.


Here is the set up for this painting.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Foil Wrapped Vase


(oil on linen board, 6x6)

Please click here to bid or purchase: $75.

A "shout out" with deep respect to David Cheifetz ;
I painted this foil wrapped vase and apples inspired by his work.
Check out his web site.


This is the set up for today's painting.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jake


(oil on canvas board,10x8)
NFS

This is a portrait of my great nephew "Jake" and his new pup.
He is a great kid and loves animals.

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Big Red @ Rest


(oil on canvas board, 6x6)
Please click here to bid or purchase: $75.

I really like this big red bell pepper.
Not only is it fun to paint but it is also quite tasty in my salad.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Big Red


(oil on board, 6x6)
Please click here to bid or purchase: $75

I have been working on a large painting for the last few weeks.
It is such a pleasure getting back to this smaller scale again.
I never thought I'd say that; I always painted very large before joining DPW.
But, I really enjoy these quick small paintings.  I take more risks with them and 
seem to learn more skills from doing smaller works.

Thank you for viewing my paintings.


Here is the set up for this painting.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Model Study


Not For Sale 

Here is a study I did last night at The DrawingStudio.
This group meets weekly to draw/paint the model.
The Drawing Studio is a great resource to Tucson artists, 
offering classes, workshops and these great open studio opportunities.



Here is a poor quality picture (sorry) of the model in her pose.

Thank you for viewing my paintings.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

REdo Mermaid 3


(oil on 8 inch round canvas)
Please click here to bid or purchase: $75.

This is a redo of a painting I did April 25th called "Mermaid 3".
I was never satisfied with her face nor the colors I used in the background,
So I took it down & changed those things that bothered me.
I'm much happier with these results.
What do you think?


Here is a close up of her new face.


Here is the original, just to remind you of what it looked like before.

Thank you for viewing my paintings.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Dannika


(oil on canvas board, 6x6)
NFS

This is a gift for my lovely friend Dannika. 
She is graduating from the University of Arizona today,
with a BSN in Nursing.
She has painted with me for a number of years and is also a talented artist.
I wish her all the best in the world in her new career.
God knows we need more women like her in our health care field.
Congratulations Dannika!


Monday, April 27, 2015

...the Light Fantastic


(oil on 8 inch round canvas)
NFS
"Tripping the light fantastic". 
 I'm not sure where this term comes from, 
but when I finished this painting: that is what came to my mind.
Dancing 



The painting goes to the edges and round and round.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mermaid 3


(oil on 8inch round canvas)
(See REdo)
I am back to painting mermaids.
 Mermaids lend themselves to these round canvases in such a graceful way.
I like the flow of the image around the canvas.


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A Mother's Dilemma


(Oil on gesso board, 10x10)
Please click here to purchase or bid: $90

This is my friend Allison and her 3 year old son.
He was having a melt down in their back yard and she took this selfie.
I think her smile says it all.



Here is my set up with my drawing and the photo that I used for reference.


This is the beginning of the painting. 

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Winter


(oil on canvas panel 10x8)
Please click here to bid or purchase: $68.

This is the last in my series "Seasons".

Here is Winter.





Here are the Four Seasons
You may email me to purchase the entire "Seasons" for $240.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Fall


(oil on 10x8 canvas panel)
Please click here to bid or purchase: $68

This is the third instillation of the "Seasons" series.

Here is Fall.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Summer


(oil on canvas panel 10x8)
Please click here to bid or purchase: $68.

This is the second in my series "Seasons".
Here is Summer.

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