Columbia Bottoms

Columbia Bottoms Sunrise

Columbia Bottoms Sunrise

Tom and I got up early this morning to see the sunrise. It was too foggy to see the big yellow ball from the bottoms but the effect on the sky and water was beautiful anyway. This is a 16×20 oil on panel.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day

Flowers from Tom

Flowers from Tom

This is an alla prima painting of my Valentine’s gift from Tom, 11×14 oil on panel. I love flowers, especially this time of year when we’re nearing Spring and trying to kick Old Man Winter down the stairs. This is an especially beautiful bouquet – love you, Tom.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Still Life in a Landscape

Still Life in a Landscape

Still Life in a Landscape

16×20 Oil on Panel.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another Winter Day…

Still Life with Chrysanthemum and Pears

Still Life with Chrysanthemum and Pears

Although it’s snowing today, this last period of warm weather has got me anxious to see things blooming. It’s too early, so grocery store bouquets and the vases around the house will have to do for now. This vase I found a while ago at a second hand store. I’d like to know more about it, but some research will be required as it doesn’t have any markings on the bottom. If you know who made it, I’d love to hear from you. The painting is an 11×14 oil on panel.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Painting with Friends

Still Life with White Hydrangea

Still Life with White Hydrangea

Painted with a talented group of women artists today – learned a lot and laughed a lot! This painting is an 11×14 oil on panel. Thanks to Gwendolyn for getting us together.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Camellia

CAMELLIA

Camellia

If you visit the Missouri Botanical Garden, you can see and smell (best of all) many flowering plants in Winter. This Camellia is actually flowering indoors at the garden but I thought adding sky in the background would give it more depth and interest. The painting is an 11×14 oil on panel.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Designing an Oil Painting with a Computer

Virtual Cloud

Virtual Cloud

I took a photograph while hiking  with Tom last Summer. I loved elements of the image but it was poorly composed, over-exposed, etc. After manipulating it in the computer, I printed it and used the print-out as a reference for this oil painting.  The printed image was 6×4 and the painting is a 24×20 oil on panel. This was a fun creative experience and has got me thinking about my brushwork and color choices for future plein air work. I plan to take this knowledge to the field soon. Please let me know your thoughts about this image and thanks!

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Mess of Fish

A Mess of Fish

A Mess of Fish

This painting is oil on panel and measures 11×14. It is an experiment in painting from a photo reference.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Too Many Limes

Still Life with Limes

Still Life with Limes

Well, this is what happens when you shop at a big box store! You end up with an abundance of whatever it is you’re buying – making for some excellent still life/cooking projects. This painting is an oil on panel and measures 11×17. I’ve always loved looking at green and blue color combinations so this was an eye-candy experience for me. Hope you enjoy it, too.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Glass Bowl with Apples and Oranges

Don't Jump!

Don’t Jump!

Oil on panel 12×24. Looks like that orange is about to take a leap!

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment