Saturday, September 29, 2012

Blue Cup and Plums

I chose these three colors before I organized this painting. I'm happy with my choices. I'm taking next week off from painting but I plan on drawing. I can always use the practice. Happy week.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Avocado Gondolas

I thought this sliced avocado looked like three little boats going down a blue river. One had a pit for a passenger. I know that sounds silly but I wasn't feeling silly when I painted it. It might look green and creamy in this painting but it had turned very brown by the time I finished. Oh, how I was hoping to eat it.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Grappling with Grapes

Today I grappled with big red grapes and a pink cup. I wanted an interesting composition but with colors I'm not familiar with, to challenge myself, so I chose red grapes and a pink cup. I kept it loose and other than that front grape, it came together quickly. I'm going to eat that front grape first!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Three Peppers

I'm happy to be painting again after a week or so. I don't think this is my very best work but I know I'll do better. Thanks to everyone for being there. It's funny how a little dog could leave such a big empty place in my heart. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

In Memory Of

April 28, 1995 - September 14, 2012
Loving and Beloved
You will never be forgotten

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Summer Squash Stew

This past Saturday was the Stockade Village's Art Show
which is one of my favorite outdoor shows and one I look forward to every year. I'm pleased to announce I received Honorable Mention for Haute Couture and also the Oakroom Artists Gilliland Weinheimer Award which is given to one artist exhibiting at the show. Here are some images of the show
Now to getting back to painting again. So I asked my husband to buy three bananas when food shopping and he came home with three summer squash. I think he's trying to challenge me.

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Lightbulb Challenge

This was painted for Daily Paint Works Lightbulb Challenge. I had to push the values and colors in this painting for the lightbulb to have a sense of volume. In this age of sustainability we have more CFL bulbs then clear ones and they're more interesting to paint.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


I haven't painted grapes in a while and they were both fun and challenging. I had to wipe down my canvas several times before I figured out the right shapes and colors. This painting turned out more impressionistic than I had planned. It could be I was inspired by a very dramatic Van Gogh movie last night called Vincent & Theo on Netflix.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Finnish Pickle Sandwich

This was painted for September's Upstate Artists Monthly Painting Challenge theme which is Kitchen. I had a lot of fun painting my husband's sandwich but don't ask me to eat it. Too many flavors.