Flowers en Plein Air

Hibiscus en Plein Air

This is a plein air piece from last year’s University City Plein Air event. That evening after the event, I painted with Sandy Graeser Haynes on the grounds of the Community Center. It was pure pleasure. This painting is a 9×12 oil on panel. I’ve been going through some of my older paintings trying to decide whether they are worth saving or just junk!

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Dark Pink Roses symbolize ‘Gratitude’

Gratitude

I read that dark pink roses symbolize ‘gratitude’ and that’s what I’m feeling lately. Grateful for friends, family and other special people I’ve had the good fortune to come across in my life. This painting is a 12×12 oil on panel. The name of the rose is ‘Topaz’ and these were painted from life in two sittings.

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Autumn Still Life

Autumn Still Life

A still life with white pumpkin, gourds and mums to celebrate the recent cool weather – finally! The painting is a 12×16 oil on panel. It was painted in two sessions.

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Floral Still Life

Still Life with Carnations

Still Life with Carnations

A floral still life – 12×16 oil on panel. I tried using a round brush instead of my usual flats – need more practice!

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Chasing Patterns

Figs and Flowers

Eye candy for today – a busy still life painting…I imagined a late Summer picnic table set with fun fabric and patterns. The black and green figs from the grocery and the small zinnias from our garden seemed to add just the right amount of delicacy and color to offset the stripes of the tablecloth and the bold blue and white napkin. This is a 12×16 oil on panel. Hope you like it.

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Elsah, Illinois – A Sunny Day Along the Great River Road

View from Elsah

Painted today in Elsah, IL with a group from MOPAPA. This is looking toward the Great River Road and the Mississippi through some sun-tipped hibiscus flowers. The painting is an 11×14 oil on panel.

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A Round Painting…

Sunflower Circle

This painting of our backyard sunflowers in a mason jar will have a circular cutout mat. In the meantime, I made a digital mat for it. It measures approximately 14 inches in diameter and is an oil on panel. The mat is actually made out of wood and has a nice warm tone. I’ll post a picture of it later in the frame.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Lover’s Leap at Pictured Rocks

One of the spectacular places we toured in Michigan this past week. This is part of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and was painted from my photo reference. The painting is an 11×14 oil on panel. We would highly recommend the tour, which leaves from Munising, Michigan. The captain and crew made it fun and informative.  We ran into more choppy weather and rain on the way back but the bulk of the tour was smooth cruising. I feel energized and inspired from visiting the Great Lakes area, in general.

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Walking to Agate Falls State Park – Michigan

 

Senior Citizen

Saw this old tree riddled with Pileated Woodpecker holes hiking to Agate Falls this past week. This is a 1-1/2 hour quick study – 6×9 oil on prepared paper.

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Harbor at Bayfield, WI

Little Beauty

Tom and I recently visited Bayfield, Wisconsin where we saw this pretty little boat tied-up in the harbor. I had to paint her. The painting is an 11×14 oil on panel.

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