A late Summer still life of one of the last of the sunflowers in our garden. I painted this over a still life “fail” from earlier this year. The background has remnants of that prior painting, giving this one more texture and layers. On my bucket list for the near future is to paint over some of the many failed paintings I have! They make me sad when I look at them, even though I know they have contributed to my painting education. This painting is a 9×12 oil on panel.
We’ve had so many hummingbirds at our feeders this past couple of weeks, I’m starting to dream about them. So, it had to work itself out as a painting! This is a 9×12 oil on panel.
A work-in-progress. The drawing needs some correction on this one! When finished, the painting will be a 9×12 oil on panel. I’ll be working on the ellipse of the plate and the table. I’m enjoying leaving the background partly unfinished and somewhat abstracted. Hope you like it, so far. Thanks for checking in with me, as always. Regards!
Another still life today. Our weather continues to be hot and humid so I’m working inside to preserve my health and sanity! I have lots of great Summer subjects to paint. Here are two welcome signs of warm weather – hydrangea and peaches. This painting is an 11×14 oil on panel and was painted alla prima today.
This is an arrangement of flowers from our backyard. Our gardens are a bit weedy this year because I give up on them in the heat. There are still a lot of beautiful plants and weeds to collect. I’ve included petunia, hibiscus, mint, zebra grass and coneflowers, just to mention a few. This painting is an 11×14 oil on panel.
This is a graphite drawing and measures roughly 11×16 on Strathmore paper.
This is not my best photo, but I haven’t posted for awhile and wanted to get this up today. This is graphite on Strathmore paper and measures roughly 11×15.
Another Koi painting. I’m enjoying depicting the many colors and patterns of these beautiful fish. This painting is a 12×16 oil on panel.
Since it’s too hot for me to paint outside right now, I’m working indoors exploring compositions with swimming koi fish. I was inspired by a recent visit to the Japanese garden at Mobot.org here in STL. This painting is a 12×16 oil on panel.
I don’t know what kind of plant this is, but the cuttings have been in my house, growing in a glass of water since last Fall. I had good intentions and maybe now that I’ve drawn them, they will finally be potted. I have to say that I admire their stubborn refusal to give up. They grew all of those roots while waiting and I’ve been kind of fascinated to see them there through the glass. The drawing is charcoal and graphite on Strathmore paper and measures roughly 12×15.